Archive | Energy from Waste

Dispatches from Europe: The uncertain future of waste-to-energy

21 February 2017 – Anyone engaged in waste-reduction policy has surely witnessed the intense debate that has been raging for decades around the notion of burning municipal solid waste to create power. Active lobby groups around the world regularly campaign for additional incineration capacity, citing the importance of reducing waste to landfill and finding ways […]

Clarissa Morawski discusses Circular Economy on The Agenda

As the European Commission considers its legislative package to deal with waste and de-carbonization, Clarissa Morawski talks about Circular Economy and how it can improve our lives.

Clarissa Morawski – Managing Director of Reloop

As CM Consulting approaches its 18th year in business, Clarissa Morawski, Principal of the company, takes on the most challenging task to date and focuses her energy and experience in waste reduction policy on Europe. 

Building a Recycling Guideline in Ontario

This August, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) posted a Notice of Intent to work on the development of a new guideline, SPE750 — Recycling Process, Audit and Verification Guideline for Ontario. These guidelines will be a warm welcome by those in the waste management industry who for years have been frustrated by insufficient recycling standards and minimal enforcement. As it currently stands, […]

CM talks batteries in Solid Waste & Recycling Mag

In the June/July 2012 edition of Solid Waste and Recycling Magazine, Clarissa Morawski presents key findings from the recently released Managing Canada’s Waste Batteries 2012, which covers a broad range of issues associated with portable battery collection and recycling in Canada. For the article click here: June/July 2012 SWRMag For the report click here: Managing Canada’s Waste Batteries 2012    

Battery Recycling Boost – CM Consulting releases study reviewing battery recycling programs across Canada

May 16, 2012, Peterborough, Ontario – New producer responsibility laws that regulate portable battery collection and recycling have been in place in British Columbia and Ontario since 2010 and in Manitoba since 2011. Quebec’s program will commence this summer. Transparency and clarity on the performance of these new initiatives are critical to understanding the differences, […]

Garbage In, Garbage Out (2007)

Garbage in Garbage out

The pros and cons of waste to energy — a disposal strategy that’s making a comeback. Municipalities across Canada are enticed by the prospect of what seems to be an elegant solution to their waste disposal problem. Once termed “incineration” or “energy from waste,” today the politically correct terminology is “waste to energy” (WTE) or […]