Solid Waste & Recycling


  • 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.

  • Canada to host Circular Economy Forum in 2020

    June 6, 2019 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – Canada will host the 2020 World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF2020), in partnership with Finnish Innovation Fund, Sitra. Created in 2017, the World Circular Economy Forum is the global initiative of Finland and the Finnish Innovation Fund, Sitra. The

  • Circular Economy Business Opportunities Workshop

    April 10, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Have you ever wondered how a Circular Economy would affect your business? The Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Toronto, in partnership with the Canada Circular Hotspot, will be hosting a workshop on Tuesday May 14th at Ryerson

  • News Event

    Free screening of “Closing the Loop”

    February 20, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Toronto’s Solid Waste Management Services department is hosting a free-to-attend public screening of the first ever feature length documentary on circular economy, “Closing The Loop.” The City of Toronto is joining 48 other jurisdictions participating in a global

  • News Event Paper

    PPEC Presents: Circular Economy or Spinning Our Wheels?

    April 15, 2017 by SWR Staff

    Don’t forget to save the date (October 3) for PPEC’s annual environmental event, this year called “Circular Economy or Spinning Our Wheels?” We are putting together a panel of leading speakers to discuss paper’s future in a circular economy. How are