• Music, nature and measurement

    Calvin Frost January 23, 2013
    Dave Brubeck died. Many of you may not know him. Many of you may not recognize his sound, his music. Those who knew him and listened to his sound realize he was a genius. In my view, he was as creative and innovative as the three B’s: Bach, Bra…

  • The burden of bioplastics

    Calvin Frost, Contributing Editor November 29, 2012
    Alexander Watson Associates (AWA) has just completed its first edition of the Pressure Sensitive Label Waste Management Report. It’s a summary of where waste is generated in our supply chain, the complexity of logistics and packaging, and the d…

  • Do you believe?

    Calvin Frost October 9, 2012
    Since I’ve been writing this column I’ve tried to follow a schedule of topics that I believe are important and interesting to our industry. I create the schedule late in the fall and as the year progresses gather information on a topic in…

  • The air conditioning conundrum

    The air conditioning conundrum

    Calvin Frost, Contributing Editor September 1, 2012
    I really don’t like to read newspapers, particularly American newspapers and British tabloids.  They contain so much junk and sleaze.  I just can’t stand them. But, when I travel I am a devotee of the International Herald Tribun…

  • The tip of the iceberg

    The tip of the iceberg

    Calvin Frost July 10, 2012
    I went to school with Olaf Palme. Not literally.  He was a few years ahead of me.  But, I was there, ten years later, when he was invited to give a commencement address. This was in the late 50s or early 60s, I can’t quite remember. W…

  • Safety first

    Safety first

    Calvin Frost May 22, 2012
    Fifty years ago, John F. Kennedy gave a message to Congress about protecting consumer interests:  “The march of technology, affecting, for example, the foods we eat, the medicines we take, and the many appliances we use in our homes, ha…

  • Balance, harmony and change

    Balance, harmony and change

    Calvin Frost April 19, 2012
    In my last column I touched on carbon footprint.

  • Changing habits

    Calvin Frost March 8, 2012
    I got a little flak from my last column on carbon footprint, particularly from my friend CD. He is relentless in his conviction that global warming is a claim and nothing else. He peppers me with very compelling arguments that refute claims that clim…

  • Albert Schweitzer’s carbon footprint

    Calvin Frost January 18, 2012
    Alan Gates came to town.  Wow, what a message.  And, it was so apropos to my thoughts for this column. Alan introduced his Sunday morning message with a story about Albert Schweitzer. For those who don’t remember, Schweitzer was a wri…

  • Make changes. Find rewards.

    Calvin Frost, Chairman of Channeled Resources Group November 18, 2011
    Get past the charlatans and the naysayers, and discover that environmental changes and improvements come with benefits.

  • FAQ: 'BIO' explained

    October 4, 2011
    Defining greenhouse gases, bio-based and biodegradation

  • WTE: WTF?

    September 8, 2011
    Government confusion in waste-to-energy projects? Now there's a surprise.

  • Solid Waste + Action = Energy

    July 12, 2011
    Until we use what we have plenty of, we will not come close to reaching our renewable energy goals.

  • Chorus: A clean energy future

    May 24, 2011
    Tai Chi Quang is a Chinese form of mental and physical exercise. It can become an esoteric spirituality. At its highest level, the practitioner can cause a kinetic energy that acts as a continuum uniting body and mind. There have been reports that th…

  • Plant Safety: Who's in charge?

    April 11, 2011
    I was reminded recently by a reader that over the years I have tended to focus on the "E" of Environment, Health and Safety. I admit to that preoccupation. After all, the brand owner is our customer and is driving us to be focused on stewar…