Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Shampoo in ocean-plastic bottles

    March 21, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CINCINNATI – Herbal Essences has teamed up with TerraCycle to create recyclable shampoo and conditioner bottles made of 25 per cent beach plastic. “Plastic floating in our oceans and rivers has been a recent topic for discussion and unless people

  • Ontario seeking comments on possible plastics ban

    March 12, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO –The Ontario government is seeking public feedback on its “Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities: Discussion Paper”, which expands upon commitments in the government’s environmental action plan, “Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-in-Ontario Environment

  • French company produces infinitely recyclable PET bottles

    March 5, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Clermont-Ferrand, France – CARBIOS, a company pioneering new, bioindustrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers,  has produced the first PET-bottles made with 100 per cent Purified Terephthalic Acid (rPTA), through the enzymatic biorecycling of plastic waste.

  • News Plastics

    Walmart taps private label suppliers to reduce plastics

    February 27, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart is planning to reduce plastic waste by tapping its private label suppliers. The initiative, announced at Walmart’s annual supplier forum, is expected to affect over 30,000 SKUs. Walmart announced that it will work with its U.S.

  • News Plastics

    TOMRA talks plastics at International Recycling Congress

    February 25, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SALZBURG, Austria – TOMRA Sorting Recycling presented at the International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC 2019), sharing the company’s specialized knowledge of materials recovery from electrical and electronic waste (WEEE). With legislation prohibiting the re-use of plastics containing brominated flame retardants

  • News Plastics

    Competition launched to tackle plastic waste

    February 14, 2019 by SWR Staff

    LONDON and WASHINGTON – National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures have launched a global search for innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s single-use plastic problem. The Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, a one-year competition, will focus on three strategic ways

  • News Plastics

    Nestle reveals plans for plastic reduction

    January 24, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VEVEY, Switzerland –  Nestlé has announced a series of specific actions towards meeting its April 2018 commitment to make 100 per cent of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a particular focus on avoiding plastic-waste. “Our broader vision

  • News Plastics

    Alliance to reduce plastic waste formed

    January 18, 2019 by SWR Staff

    LONDON – An alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain has launched a new organization to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean. The cross-value chain Alliance to End

  • London keeping plastic beverage kegs out of landfill

    January 3, 2019 by SWR Staff

    LONDON, UK – Most plastic beverage kegs in the UK are not recycled and often end up in landfill. To overcome this problem, First Mile has teamed up with KeyKeg and OneCircle to create a circular program which recycles plastic

  • Sodexo commits to single-use plastics reduction

    January 1, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BURLINGTON, Ont. – Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company has implemented a North American single use plastics reduction plan that will eliminate single use plastic bags and stirrers by 2019, polystyrene foam items such as cups, lids and