Entries by hazzmatt1

IATA rolls out DG AutoCheck to enhance safety in dangerous goods transport

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently launched Dangerous Goods AutoCheck (DG AutoCheck), a new innovative solution for the air cargo industry, which will enhance safety and improve efficiency in the transport of dangerous goods by air, and support the industry’s goal of a fully digitised supply chain. “The air transport industry handles over 1.25 […]

Ontario Announces Cleantech Strategy & Support for Cleantech Companies

Article by Richard Corley, Sophie Langlois and Catherine Lyons Goodmans LLP Recently, the Ontario Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, Reza Moridi, launched Ontario’s Cleantech Strategy (the “Cleantech Strategy“) which aims to catalyze the growth of Ontario’s clean technology sector to support sales into a global market which is expected to grow to $2.5 trillion by 2022. The Cleantech […]

Recycling end-of-life materials may be perpetuating toxic chemicals in new products

A researcher from the Canadian Environmental Law Association and paralegal, Fe de Leon, recently co-published a paper with HEJSupport International Co-Director Olga Speranskaya to bring public attention to toxic chemicals that appear in new products made out of recycled materials.  The authors of the paper argue that many countries have made investments into achieving progress […]

Applied research is reclaiming contaminated urban industrial sites

As reported by Cody McKay in the Vancouver Sun, there is outstanding discovery research occurring at universities across Canada. Unfortunately, a significant proportion of this research doesn’t translate into commercial application.  Consecutive Canadian governments have attempted to tackle this challenge, focusing research dollars on particular aspects of the research-innovation ecosystem.  This has left those not […]

Are You an Early Adopter? The growth of novel contaminant delineation technology

by Kevin French, Vertex Environmental In the 1920s researchers became interested in the sociology of exactly how rapidly advancing technologies were dispersed and then adopted by farmers. By the 1960s a theory known as diffusion of innovation detailed the process of how, why, and at what rate any new technology is spread to a community. A key […]

B.C. government moves forward on action to protect coast

The British Columbia provincial government will be moving forward with consultation around four bitumen spill safeguards while referring to the courts the outstanding issue around B.C.’s right to protect B.C.’s coast, Premier John Horgan announced today. “We believe it is our right to take appropriate measures to protect our environment, economy and our coast from […]

City of Welland, Ontario and Brownfields Development

As reported in the Welland Tribune, Welland, Ontario is on top of the heap when it comes to incentivizing its brownfield community improvement programs and has success stories it can share and build off of, a consultant told city council this week. Luciana Piccioni, president of RCI Consulting, was before council Tuesday night to talk […]