Solid Waste & Recycling

Circular Economy

  • Nestlé signs on to plastics charter

    November 22, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    VEVEY, Switzerland – Nestlé has signed The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. The Global Commitment is an initiative of The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UN Environment. It aims to rethink the future of plastics by applying the principles of circular

  • Italian companies combine to expand recycling opportunities

    November 9, 2018 by SWR Staff

    GENOA, ITALY – Logistics costs and low added-value of waste have created a scattered market in Italy, with more than 600 private companies, which rarely exceed a collection scope of 60 km. The small companies struggle to achieve appreciable scale

  • Consumer Good Forum endorses New Plastics Economy

    October 30, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    PARIS – The Board of Directors of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has called for the consumer goods industry to play a leading role in eliminating plastic waste on land and sea and endorses the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy vision. The statement

  • Toronto to join global circular economy network

    October 26, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    TORONTO – Toronto is the first city in Canada to join the Circular Economy 100 (CE100) network, created by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The CE100 brings together corporations, municipalities and other orders of government, academic institutions and innovators to realize

  • Trump should wage a war on waste instead of battling the world over trade

    September 25, 2018 by Clyde Eiríkur Hull

    Circular economy would keep dollars at home

  • Scientists invent infinitely recyclable polymer

    August 15, 2018 by SWR Staff

    The world fell in love with plastics because they’re cheap, convenient, lightweight and long-lasting. For these same reasons, plastics are now trashing the Earth. Colorado State University chemists have announced in the journal Science another major step toward waste-free, sustainable

  • Kraft Heinz increases sustainability commitments

    August 3, 2018 by SWR Staff

    PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO – The Kraft Heinz Company is expanding its environmental stewardship strategy to include time-bound targets for achieving greater packaging sustainability and setting science-based goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Specifically, Kraft Heinz supports the move toward a

  • City of Toronto to create renewable natural gas from Green Bin organic waste

    July 23, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    TORONTO – The City, in partnership with Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc., will begin installing new equipment at the Dufferin Solid Waste Management Facility later this year to convert raw biogas produced from processing Toronto’s Green Bin organics into renewable natural

  • North West Rubber to manufacture in Texas

    June 14, 2018 by SWR Staff

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – North West Rubber Ltd, a manufacturer and distributor of recycled rubber solutions in North America, will be opening a recycled rubber mat manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas in 2019. “There are several factors which drew us

  • IKEA phasing out single-use plastics

    June 13, 2018 by SWR Staff

    BURLINGTON, Ont. – IKEA will eliminate all single-use plastic products from its home furnishing range globally by January 1, 2020. This includes straws, plates, cups, freezer bags, garbage bags and plastic-coated paper plates and cups. IKEA Group will also phase