Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Grain bag recycling takes off

    August 20, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MOOSE JAW, Saskatchewan – Halfway through 2019, and with one of the busiest periods of grain bag recycling still ahead, Saskatchewan farmers have already recycled 25 percent more grain bags in 2019 than they did in all of 2018,  according

  • OceanBound Plastic receives FDA approval

    August 15, 2019 by SWR Staff

    ATLANTA – Envision Plastics can now provide customers with OceanBound Plastic, a post-consumer resin collected from at-risk regions around the globe, specifically manufactured for direct food contact. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Letter of Non-Objection

  • Trex offers recyclability testing for plastic film

    August 9, 2019 by SWR Staff

    WINCHESTER, Virginia – Plastic film plays a critical role in the packaging and transportation of many consumer goods, but it also presents a considerable challenge to manufacturers looking to reduce waste and their carbon footprints. How does a company ensure

  • Singled out

    August 7, 2019 by Guy Crittenden

    Canada saying goodbye to bags, bottles and straws

  • News Plastics

    Sobeys phasing out plastic bags

    July 31, 2019 by SWR Staff

    STELLARTON, NS, – Sobeys Inc. will remove plastic grocery bags from all Sobeys grocery stores by the end of January 2020. The change will take 225 million plastic grocery bags out of circulation at Sobeys’ 255 locations across Canada each

  • Why Canada’s single-use plastic ban could help the environment and wildlife

    July 19, 2019 by Tony Robert Walker, Mark Mallory & Stephanie Avery-Gomm

    Some researchers say the focus on plastic distracts from climate change. The authors feel that we simply do not have the luxury of tackling environmental issues one at a time.

  • Small pieces equal big problem

    July 18, 2019 by Fisk Johnson

    S.C. Johnson CEO looks at microplastics in the environment

  • News Plastics

    Major plastics companies join alliance

    July 17, 2019 by SWR Staff

    WASHINGTON – The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) has welcomed 12 new companies from across the plastics value chain, including Chinese state-owned Sinopec. The new members expand both the global footprint of the Alliance and the participation of companies

  • News Plastics

    KFC cutting down on plastics

    July 15, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VAUGHAN, Ontario – KFC Canada is undertaking a series of sustainability and environmental commitments aimed at curbing the company’s use of plastics in restaurants across the country. By October 2019, plastic straws and plastic bags will no longer be used

  • Plastics recycler expands to Ontario

    July 2, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VAUGHAN, Ontario – FedDev Ontario is contributing up to $3 million to Enviroplast Inc., a manufacturer that specializes in recycling plastic. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, the company is expanding its operations to Ontario by establishing a recycling facility using first-in-Canada