Garbage

October Edition: What You Should Be Listening To

Dani Oliva | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music
Dani Oliva

Warpaint are on the verge of releasing new material and it's worth getting excited about. You may have heard of the all-female quartet through their former ties to Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, or actress/drummer Shannyn Sossamon; good attracts good, and the foursome stand on their own.

Burning Garbage Is Like Burning Resources

David Suzuki | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

Many urban areas have built or are considering building waste-incineration facilities to generate energy. At first glance, it seems like a win-win. You get rid of "garbage" and acquire a new energy source with fuel that's almost free. But it's a problematic solution, and a complicated issue.

What You Should Be Listening to Right Now

Dani Oliva | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada
Dani Oliva

I'm weary of the so-called 'Supergroup'. They're frequently overrated and tend to under-deliver. But, when I heard Meghan Toohey, Nicole Fiorentino and Patty Schemel were playing together, my dormant 90s soul lit up. In come The Cold and Lovely. Their EP, Ellis Bell, features 6 slick alt-pop tracks mixed and mastered by Dave Cooley.

Toronto's Garbage Policies Are Rubbish

Shireen Jeejeebhoy | Posted 10.19.2013 | Canada
Shireen Jeejeebhoy

Making garbage into the god of environmental responsibility has harmed the most vulnerable in our society. This is the real issue that Mayor Ford should be yelling about. By putting people first, the city would ironically be environmentally responsible, not just look like they are.

Tapping (Mountains of) Trash for Landfill Gas

David Dodge | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada
David Dodge

Apple cores, pumpkins, Christmas trees and the crusts your mom cut off your sandwich 27 years ago. They all ended up at Cloverbar landfill in Edmonton...

Vancouver, I Love You But You're a Mess

Mike Klassen | Posted 03.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

It was crisp and gloriously bright day in early January in Vancouver — the perfect conditions for outdoor chores like taking down Christmas lights. Or, in my case, it also meant grabbing tongs and a pail to scour my block for coffee cups, bus tickets, plastic packaging, as well as used condoms and discarded bags of dog feces.

Saving Ontario Money One Recycling Bin at a Time

Mike Schreiner | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

None of us want a dump in our backyard. Nor do we want to burn money by wasting resources. Sadly this is the direction Ontario is headed if we don't eliminate waste and use resources more efficiently. But unfortunately, Ontario still produces too much garbage.

Stop Being a Bag Lady (or Bag Guy)

David Suzuki | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

Canadians use between nine and 15 billion plastic bags a year, enough to circle the Earth more than 55 times, according to Greener Footprints. (U.S. citizens use about 100 billion a year!) Few plastic bags are recycled. Plastic bags are bad and for the most part unnecessary. Many of us older folks remember a time, only a few decades ago, when we didn't have them. Sure, they're convenient, but is that an excuse to damage the environment and the life it supports?

Should Ontarians Pay an Extra Trash Tax?

Andrew Reeves | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada
Andrew Reeves

You may think that people should be collectively responsible for paying for the waste they cumulatively generate. Or you may feel that, like residents without children who oppose paying for schools, it should be a personal responsibility. Either way, Ontario appears to be behind in having these discussions.