Solid Waste & Recycling


  • 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

  • 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