Solid Waste & Recycling

Food Waste reduction

  • Walmart foundation offers funding for food waste reduction

    September 18, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS – The Walmart Foundation is making $1.5 million USD ($1.89 million CAD) available to fund proposals from eligible non-profit organizations working to reduce food waste in Canada. The foundation is seeking proposals from qualified organizations that have experience

  • National campaign launched to counter food waste

    July 18, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Two of Canada’s largest food retailers have joined with local and provincial governments and agencies to launch a national Love Food Hate Waste campaign today, which aims to change Canadians’ behaviours around food and dramatically reduce the significant amount of

  • Sealed Air to offer plant-based films

    June 15, 2018 by SWR Staff

    HOUSTON & CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Sealed Air Corporation has entered into an agreement with Kuraray America, Inc. (Kuraray), a Japanese chemical company, to offer food packaging materials derived from its Plantic bio-based resins. “We are expanding our portfolio of sustainable

  • Zero Waste Council wants to cut food waste in half

    June 8, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    The National Zero Waste Council (NZWC) updated its National Food Waste Reduction Strategy for preventing food waste in Canada. The Council also shared the report with agriculture and agri-food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, and environment and climate change minister, Catherine McKenna

  • SWANA and ASTSWMO to Collaborate on Recycling, Food Waste, and Education

    May 23, 2017 by SWR Staff

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that outlines their intent to conduct various collaborative efforts on topics of mutual

  • Stakeholder Engagement Workshop on National Food Waste Reduction Strategy

    May 3, 2017 by SWR Staff

    Food waste presents a significant problem economically, environmentally and socially. It is a challenge that faces countries around the world, including Canada. While European nations and the United States have taken leadership on the issue with changes in policy and