24 February, 2016 – CM Consulting is pleased to announce that the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) has released a new report providing technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management (ESM) of spent lead-acid batteries (SLABs) in North America. The guidelines represent the culmination of a 2-year development process during which a team of consultants, […]
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.
With the recent closing of Sims Recycling Solutions throughout Canada, this is a good time to take stock of how Canadians manage e-waste. This article was written after several of research work on the management of e-waste in Canada by the team at CM Consulting. It serves as an important summary of what is currently […]
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, […]
Every September, I face a new class of third-year Environmental Resource Science students at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. The course title is “Waste Management.” My very first lecture is always the same: it starts with how we measure waste. It may seem simple, but the various measurements used for waste and recycling require careful […]
The report clarifies and offers valuable information regarding WEEE management in Canada including the costs of these programs, the methodologies used to measure their performance, and who is ultimately responsible for program operation. Also included is a discussion around industry best practices and the international policies that force producers to design more sustainable, less toxic […]