Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Recyclable toothpaste tube will appeal to consumers

    January 17, 2020 by Arian Bassari

    GlobalData’s recent survey shows that 44 percent of consumers say they prefer recyclable packaging in grooming products

  • KFC trying bamboo to replace single-use containers

    November 21, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VAUGHAN, Ontario – KFC Canada is testing a bamboo fiber poutine bucket in early 2020. Although bamboo is a new innovation to packaging, it has been used throughout history for many applications, from food sources to building materials. Bamboo is

  • TOMRA shoots for 40 percent recycling of plastic packaging

    October 25, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TOMRA has committed to enable 40 percent of plastic packaging produced globally each year to be collected for recycling by 2030. President and CEO Stefan Ranstrand made the announcement at Our Ocean conference held in Oslo on October 24, 2019.

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    Sustainable protective packaging competition opens

    October 17, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has launched a Protective Packaging Design Challenge, an open competition for innovators, entrepreneurs, and start-ups to submit new ideas for sustainable protective packaging solutions. Protective packaging is critical to protecting products during

  • Meal kit producer opts for plastics offsets

    October 4, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    BOULDER, Colorado – Meal kit producer Green Chef has a new plastic offset program with Vancouver-based Plastic Bank, which works towards reducing ocean plastics and providing work opportunities for people living in impoverished areas. In an effort to reduce the

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    UK shoppers willing to lose the packaging

    September 10, 2019 by SWR Staff

    LONDON, UK – The rollout of bagless fruit and vegetable aisles, as well as refill stations for goods such as pasta, rice, grains and cereals, is increasing among supermarkets with players such as Morrison’s and Waitrose taking leading roles. These

  • Aptar in partnership with Loop

    September 9, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill – AptarGroup, Inc., a global supplier of dispensing, drug delivery and active packaging solutions, has entered into a partnership with Loop, a global circular shopping platform from TerraCycle that delivers consumer products in reusable containers. As part

  • Americans keep recycling amid uncertainty

    August 22, 2019 by SWR Staff

    DENTON, Texas – Americans say they are still recycling at the same rate, despite having little confidence that their recyclables actually get recycled. In a national poll conducted by Mason-Dixon on behalf of the Carton Council, 85 percent of respondents

  • Loop and Loblaw partner in Toronto

    August 2, 2019 by SWR Staff

    The reusable packing partnership recently announced between Loblaw Companies and Loop, a subsidiary of New Jersey-based Terracycle that partners with retailers to reduce waste in their product and purchase cycles, will start in Canada with a single retailer based entirely

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    Active & Intelligent Packaging Summit Americas

    May 29, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Built off the success of the AIPIA World Conference and Summit Americas the 2018 Active & Intelligent Packaging Summit Americas will bring together consumer facing goods brands and best-in-class suppliers and solution providers of packaging technologies to explore how utilizing