Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Earth Day 2019: We don’t have time

    April 22, 2019 by Kathleen Rogers and Ingmar Rentzhog

    The environment is not a top-tier political issue. Anywhere!

  • Ugly Christmas sweaters with a cause

    December 25, 2018 by SWR Staff

    HELSINKI, Finland – In recent years, the most talked about fashion phenomenon during the holiday season has been the “ugly Christmas sweater” trend. Now the seasonal garment has been turned into something more than a mere fashion statement. As an

  • Dow employees and friends cleaning up plastic waste

    December 24, 2018 by SWR Staff

    MIDLAND, Michigan – Employees, families, friends and customers of The Dow Chemical Company are collaborating with local organizations across the world and Ocean Conservancy to take part in beach and waterway cleanups at more than 50 locations across the globe

  • McKenna signs environment chapter of trade agreement

    December 19, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    OTTAWA – Canada’s minister of environment and climate change, Catherine McKenna, signed the new Agreement on Environmental Cooperation among the governments of Canada, the United States, and Mexico. This environmental cooperation agreement complements the environment chapter of the recently signed

  • GFL Environmental fined $300,000 for environmental violation

    December 12, 2018 by SWR Staff

    OSHAWA, Ont. – On December 10, 2018, GFL Environmental Inc. was sentenced after pleading guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice to violating federal environmental legislation. The company was fined $300,000, which will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund. After

  • Scrapping environmental watchdog is like shooting the messenger

    December 5, 2018 by Mark Winfield & Faisal Moola & Sheila R. Colla

    Ontario’s government last week were a series of provisions significantly curtailing the power of the province’s environmental watchdog

  • Ontario mercury collection program expands

    September 27, 2018 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Scout Environmental is proud to announce the expansion of Mercury Roundup: a program that educates Ontarians on the dangers of mercury — a toxic heavy metal — and empowers them to bring mercury-containing products to their local household

  • Ocean plastic collection system launched

    September 11, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    San Francisco and Rotterdam – The world’s first ocean cleanup system launched from San Francisco Bay on September 8. The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch non-profit organization developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, launched the cleanup system (“System

  • Feature Environment

    Earth Overshoot Day is August 1, 2018

    August 1, 2018 by SWR Staff

    The earliest date since ecological overshoot started in the early 1970s

  • Earth Overshoot Day 2018 is August 1

    August 1, 2018 by SWR Staff

    OAKLAND, Calif. – On August 1, humanity will have used nature’s resource budget for the entire year, according to Global Footprint Network, an international research organization that has pioneered the Ecological Footprint resource accounting metric. The Ecological Footprint adds up