Recycling paper was one of the earliest and most important actions individuals and companies took to treat our natural world more gently. But despite great advances in paper recycling, we don’t have enough recycled paper fiber to go around. more

Mar 27, 2017 5:33 PM Features

As the quest to divert food waste continues, among the advances being developed in the industry are food waste software applications. more

Mar 26, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Researchers at Ohio State University are recycling food waste to partially replace the carbon black that has been used in manufacturing tyres for more than a century. more

Mar 25, 2017 12:00 AM Features

While the world may be running short on certain key resources, including fresh water and rare metals like iridium, one resource is as abundant as ever: trash. The World Bank projects the global municipal waste stream to hit 2.2 billion tons per year. more

Mar 24, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Researchers now believe the best way to recycle electronic waste is to simply crush it into nanodust. more

Mar 23, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Solid waste firms are continuing to find applications for unmanned drones within the industry. One of the most common uses of drones in the solid waste and recycling industry has been to take aerial photos or videos of facilities. more

Mar 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Packaging – much of it single-use food wrapping – has created a rubbish problem that now pollutes every corner of the world. Manufacturers got us into this mess, but it’s up to us to dig ourselves out – and here’s how more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Could robotic sorters replace optical sorters as a must-have technology in tomorrow's MRFs? more

Mar 14, 2017 12:00 AM Features

For me, recycling is as easy as separating my recyclables from my trash and carrying then to the trash bin in my alley marked with the green emblem. It’s not that simple for everyone, and so glass, plastic, paper, and more are tossed on the street. more

Mar 6, 2017 12:07 PM Features

Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), which account for two-thirds of the world’s plastics, have different chemical structures and thus cannot be repurposed together. Or, at least technology to meld these two materials into one hasn’t been around more

Mar 4, 2017 12:00 AM Features


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Energy is among the many byproducts created during the waste management process, but in height of the country’s current clean power push, the industry’s role has yet to reach its full potential. more

Mar 3, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Cities are major contributors to – and battlegrounds of – climate change. According to a report from the UN Habitat, cities pump out roughly 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions whilst just occupying just 2 percent of the Earth’s land. more

Mar 3, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Recongizing that their existing unlined landfills could pose an environmental threat, the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine established a new regional landfill that would have less environmental impact than the existing unlined landfills. more

Feb 21, 2017 1:15 PM Features

Partners in Project Green is a business-led, not-for-profit organization that works with enterprises in the Greater Toronto Area to help them achieve their sustainability goals. more

Feb 21, 2017 1:03 PM Features

With the transportation sector contributing the largest portion of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada, renewable natural gas (RNG) from food waste and organic material is the next game-changer in vehicle fuelling. more

Feb 21, 2017 12:56 PM Features 1 Comments

If Canada is going to meet federal government promises to reduce emissions by 50 per cent over 2005 levels by 2030, it is going to take new technology and new thinking to get the job done. more

Feb 21, 2017 12:43 PM Features

There is more to selecting waste collection vehicles than budget—the industry’s day-to-day working requirements are heavy duty and the list of reasons to choose one model over the other is complex. more

Feb 21, 2017 12:32 PM Features

Sani-Estrie and Gaz Métro announced in December the first public refuelling station for compressed natural gas (CNG) has been set up in Quebec’s the Eastern Townships, the tenth such installation to join the Blue Road. more

Feb 21, 2017 12:24 PM Features

Seneca's School of Fashion has partnered with leading textile reclamation company, Textile Waste Diversion (TWD), on a research project with the goal of reducing the mounds of unwanted clothing that currently ends up in municipal landfills. more

Feb 20, 2017 5:19 PM Features

LED bulbs last longer and use less energy than other lights and are becoming a popular choice for many uses. Mineral processing engineer Maria Holuszko and her PhD student Amit Kumar have found a way to make LEDs even more environmentally friendly. more

Feb 20, 2017 5:10 PM Features

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