Guideline for Accountable Management of End-of-life

24 February 2016 – On 15 September 2015, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) published the...

Lead Acid Battery Recycling Guideline for North America just released

24 February, 2016 – CM Consulting is pleased to announce that the Commission for Environmental...

Clarissa Morawski discusses Circular Economy on The Agenda

As the European Commission considers its legislative package to deal with waste and...

The Evolving Ton

In May 2014, in an effort to better forecast and prepare for future tonnages and material types,...

E-waste Management in Canada – Shortcomings and Opportunities for Improvement

With the recent closing of Sims Recycling Solutions throughout Canada, this is a good time to take...

A Look at Access to Recycling in USA

With the proliferation of recycling programs for packaging and paper across North America, the need...

Recent Posts

  • Dispatches from Europe: Getting tough on food waste

    19 September 2016 – Food waste has become an increasingly hot topic in recent months and for good reason. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), about one-third of all food produced in the world for human consumption – approximately 1.3 billion metric tons – ends up as waste each year. In […]

    Posted on 19th Sep 2016 0 comments
  • CPIA publishes CM Consulting 2016 Access to Recycling Report

    Toronto, ON, Sept. 7, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – New numbers for 2015 just released by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) show 96 out of 100 Canadians can recycle all types of transparent and opaque plastic bottles, jugs and jars in their residential recycling programs. “We’ve just finalized our analysis for 2015 and are excited […]

    Posted on 16th Sep 2016 0 comments
  • Dispatches from Europe: Is Brexit bad news for an evolving industry?

    27 July 2016 – Last month’s decision by U.K. voters to withdraw from the European Union has generated a lot of questions over the potential impact on jobs, the economy and trade within the U.K. But for those in the U.K. waste management sector, the greatest concern is the potential impact of Brexit on both national and […]

    Posted on 27th Jul 2016 0 comments
  • Policy Instruments to Promote Refillable Beverage Containers

    19 July 2016 – Refillable beverage containers have an important role to play in the circular economy. Aside from the environmental benefits, refillable systems offer tremendous economic benefits in terms of material cost savings and job creation, which are multiplied with each refill. Despite these benefits, the market share of beverages in refillable packaging has […]

    Posted on 19th Jul 2016 0 comments
  • Dispatches from Europe: Why Container Deposit Systems are Gaining Ground

    29 June 2016 – Since being introduced to the market, single-use beverage containers have caused much debate – both in the beverage industry and among politicians and the public. A simple question sits at the center of the arguing: What’s the most efficient way to collect beverage containers for high-quality recycling? Though there are many who continue to […]

    Posted on 29th Jun 2016 0 comments