Solid Waste & Recycling

Circular Economy

  • 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

  • Plastics recycling consortium unveiled

    June 12, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    SARNIA, Ont. – A newly formed, plastics recycling consortium with nearly 75 years of combined experience recovering, processing and marketing waste resource materials says that the solution to the alarming problem of global plastics pollution can be found right here

  • European Council adopts new recycling and waste management rules

    May 29, 2018 by SWR Staff

    The Council of the European Union has adopted a waste package which sets out new rules for waste management and establishes legally binding targets for recycling. Member states will have to meet the following targets as they increase the reuse

  • Recycled Content Must Be Recognised in Setting Circular Economy Targets

    November 5, 2017 by John Mulllinder

        The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is in the process of considering what it calls specific material “management” targets for Ontario Blue Box recyclables such as paper, plastic, glass, steel and aluminum. It has already stated that

  • “Opinion” Circular Economy Crucial in Long-term Sustainability

    April 7, 2017 by Brock Macdonald

    The basic principle that populations and economic output tend to grow in tandem has been the cornerstone of government economic policies for decades. In such a linear economy, only a rising population, combined with increased use of production resources and