Solid Waste & Recycling

Food Waste reduction

  • IGA and app developer aim to curb food waste

    June 24, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MONTRÉAL – IGA and FoodHero have launched a mobile app to fight food waste. After successfully launching a pilot project in its Langelier store in collaboration with Montréal-based start-up FoodHero, IGA is expanding its program to five other stores before

  • Editorial: Waste Not

    April 19, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    Did you know that about 30 per cent of the world’s usable food is wasted?

  • Stop the rot

    April 18, 2019 by Emily Atkins & Kara Kuryllowicz

    Addressing the crisis of food waste in Canada

  • Second Harvest follows up food waste study

    March 28, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Second Harvest is undertaking the first national study of food programs offered by public sector and community service organizations though a $1.8 million grant from the Walmart Foundation. Second Harvest will again partner with Value Chain Management International,

  • Food waste recycling machine market in growth mode

    December 31, 2018 by SWR Staff

    ROCKVILLE, Maryland – The food waste recycling machine market is experiencing promising growth, driven by proactive initiatives for fostering environmental sustainability. Global sales of food waste recycling machines are likely to reach 10,890 units in 2018, up from 10,356 units

  • 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