Solid Waste & Recycling


  • New institute to focus on plastic recycling

    January 23, 2020 by SWR Staff

    CLERMONT-FERRAND, France – Carbios, a French green chemistry company based in Clermont-Ferrand, hads developed a strategic alliance with INSA Toulouse through the internationally recognized laboratory, Toulouse Biotechnology Institute (TBI). Carbios is establishing, with TBI, a research centre for enzymatic engineering,

  • Annexair to build with biocomposites

    December 26, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SAINT-GERMAIN-DE-GRANTHAM, QC – Annexair will receive a repayable contribution of $3 million from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED). Annexair manufactures energy-efficient ventilation units and the financial assistance will help it create ventilation unit casings from biocomposites. Replacing the

  • Joint venture to produce bio-based acrylic acid

    October 16, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CHICAGO – Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and LG Chem are going to jointly develop biobased acrylic acid, a foundational element required in the manufacture of superabsorbent polymers (SAP) used in a range of hygiene products, including diapers. ADM and

  • Feds announce new cleantech funding

    August 28, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MISSISSAUGA –Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) announced $56 million in funding for 18 cleantech companies across the country. Two of the recipients are involved in circular economy businesses. Pyrovac Inc., based in Quebec City is receiving $3 million. Pyrovac is

  • Joint venture makes bio-plastics from diesel

    July 25, 2019 by SWR Staff

    LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, and Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel from waste and residues, have produced several thousand tonnes of bio-based plastics which are approved for food packaging

  • Ottawa funds bioplastics research projects

    July 19, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    OTTAWA – A $300,000 investment in the first phase of a Bioplastics Challenge is aimed at helping small businesses reduce pollution by turning forest-based residue into sustainable domestic plastic material. The investment will be split equally between two recipients whose