Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Recycled thermoplastic market to grow

    June 20, 2019 by SWR Staff

    The market for recycled thermoplastics will surpass US$95 billion by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Expansion in the electrical and electronics industry due to increased consumer spending and advances in telecommunications in North

  • Walmart rolls out sustainability initiatives

    June 12, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart as unveiled a number of new sustainability initiatives as part of its Project Gigaton platform in which the company is working with suppliers to avoid one billion tonnes – a gigatonne – of emissions from global

  • The Commonwealth Blue Charter is a beacon of hope

    June 11, 2019 by Nicholas Hardman-Mountford

    To mark World Oceans Day Commonwealth head of oceans and natural resources Dr Nicholas Hardman-Mountford shares how his organization’s Blue Charter is a beacon of hope

  • Canada banning single-use plastics

    June 10, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MONT-SAINT-HILAIRE, QC – The federal government today announced it will ban single-use plastics such as bags, cutlery and straws by 2021. In addition, the government will initiate measures to create a producer responsibility system across the country. In a statement,

  • Toro offers plastic drip tape recycling

    May 31, 2019 by SWR Staff

    EL CAJON, Calif. – Toro has introduced a new exclusive drip tape recycling service in California. The on-farm pick-up service is now available to all Toro growers with qualifying Toro drip tape purchases. The service is offered in partnership with

  • Digimarc barcoding proven to help plastics recycling

    May 30, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BEAVERTON, Ore. – Digimarc Corporation, inventor of the Intuitive Computing Platform (ICP), has recently completed its participation in Pioneer Project HolyGrail initiated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy. Digimarc Barcode was shown in testing to overcome many current

  • Plastics Recycling Technology 2019

    May 29, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    Now more than ever, the pressure is on to recycle more plastics and to add value to reclaimed materials. Plastics Recycling Technology 2019 is a two-day conference from AMI that examines the latest technologies for increasing the volume of plastics

  • Brightmark Energy building plastics-to-fuel plant

    May 24, 2019 by SWR Staff

    ASHLEY, Ind. – Brightmark Energy, a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, has broken ground on a commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant in Ashley, Indiana. The new plant will utilize a state-of-the-art plastics-to-fuel process that sustainably recycles waste that has reached

  • News Plastics

    National plastics action centre launched

    May 6, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – The Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO), with funding from Walmart Canada, has launched the Plastic Action Centre, a national resource that offers a full view of plastic waste in every corner of the country. The Plastic Action Centre

  • 30 years of ag plastics collection

    April 23, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MOOSE JAW, Saskatchewan – Thirty years ago, the crop protection industry in Canada planted the seeds of a voluntary stewardship program in Prairie communities to collect empty agricultural plastic jugs for recycling. The idea took root and since then, Cleanfarms