Solid Waste & Recycling


  • PLASTICS cancels sustainability and recycling event

    March 31, 2020 by SWR Staff

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced today that the 2020 Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit, originally scheduled for May 18-20, 2020 in Cincinnati, OH, will be canceled due to the travel bans and guidelines that are in place

  • COVID-19 hits waste shows

    March 13, 2020 by SWR Staff

    In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic SWANApalooza has been cancelled and WasteExpo rescheduled from May to August 2020. The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) says it has been closely monitoring and evaluating the spread of coronavirus and

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    Next Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo (CWRE) will be in 2021

    March 4, 2020 by SWR Staff

    CWRE will take place September 14 and 15, 2021, at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario

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    Waste Expo 2020 – Rescheduled to August

    February 10, 2020 by Emily Atkins

    Whether you are from the private sector, a small, medium or large public sector waste management company, organics management, or food waste management company, or a manufacturer or supplier from the U.S. or abroad, count on WasteExpo to bring the

  • Canada to host circular economy forum in 2020

    December 9, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Canada will host the World Circular Economy Forum 2020, co-organized by the Government of Canada and the Finnish innovation fund Sitra. The Forum will be held in Toronto from September 29 to October 1, 2020, marking the very first

  • World Circular Economy Forum

    December 3, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    Created in 2017, the World Circular Economy Forum is the global initiative of Finland and the Finnish innovation fund Sitra. The Forum was first held in Finland, in 2017; Japan, in 2018; and again in Finland, in 2019. Canada will

  • SWANA celebrates “America Recycles Day”

    November 14, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is co-sponsoring the America Recycles Innovation Fair and playing a leading role at the 2019 America Recycles Summit on November 14 and 15, 2019, with the U.S. Environmental

  • Vancouver hosts Zero Waste Conference

    October 30, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VANCOUVER – Thought leaders, innovators and global brands will converge on Vancouver over the next two days for the ninth annual Zero Waste Conference, hosted by Metro Vancouver. The 2019 Zero Waste Conference brings change-makers and innovators from different sectors

  • Quebec residents urged to recycle their electronics

    October 18, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MONTRÉAL – Almost two thirds (62 percent) of Quebecers have end-of-life electronics in their homes. Since significant quantities of raw materials such as palladium, gold, silver, and copper that could be used to make new products are left unused in

  • SWANA calls for proposals for 2020 conference

    October 7, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) invites individuals with novel ideas, approaches and solutions for addressing the solid waste industry’s pressing issues to submit a proposal for SWANApalooza 2020, scheduled for March 23-26 in Atlanta, Georgia.