Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Nestlé signs on to plastics charter

    November 22, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    VEVEY, Switzerland – Nestlé has signed The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. The Global Commitment is an initiative of The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UN Environment. It aims to rethink the future of plastics by applying the principles of circular

  • Feature Plastics

    Sustainability movement is disrupting the plastics industry

    November 12, 2018 by SWR Staff

    The growing global plastics sustainability movement is one of the biggest potential disruptors for the plastics industry and is putting future plastics resin demand and billions of dollars of industry investments at risk

  • Blog Plastics

    The plastic waste crisis is an opportunity for the U.S. to get serious about recycling at home

    November 8, 2018 by Kate O'Neill

    Today’s unprecedented level of public concern is an opportunity to innovate

  • Consumer Good Forum endorses New Plastics Economy

    October 30, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    PARIS – The Board of Directors of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has called for the consumer goods industry to play a leading role in eliminating plastic waste on land and sea and endorses the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy vision. The statement

  • News Plastics

    Netherlands endorses ocean Plastics Charter

    October 29, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    OTTAWA – The Netherlands has endorsed the Canada-led Ocean Plastics Charter. A key outcome of the G7 Summit in June, the Ocean Plastics Charter was initially adopted by Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. The

  • Plastics sustainability movement disrupting the industry

    October 9, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Putting future plastics resin demand and billions of dollars of industry investments at risk

  • University of Lethbridge establishing polymers centre

    October 2, 2018 by SWR Staff

    LETHBRIDGE, AB – The University of Lethbridge is receiving funds to establish a green polymer and technologies centre on campus. It will develop innovative biodegradable plastics and technologies that make producing biodegradable plastic products more energy efficient and cost effective.

  • News Plastics

    Axiom Gear expanding use of recycled fishing nets

    October 1, 2018 by SWR Staff

    PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. – Axiom Cycling Gear, a producer of cycling accessories based in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, says their proprietary Oceanweave fabric, made from 100 per cent recycled fishing net, will be used in the construction of their entire line

  • News Plastics

    PHA biodegradable plastic plant to be world first

    September 28, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky – Danimer Scientific, a manufacturer of biodegradable and compostable plastic products, will locate a fermentation facility in Winchester, KY with a $36.2 million investment and create 37 full-time jobs. Danimer Scientific will produce its proprietary Nodax polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)

  • News Plastics

    Feds challenge business on plastic problems

    September 21, 2018 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA –  As the single-largest purchaser of goods and services, the federal government is using procurement in a new way to help Canadian small business owners commercialize their ideas and solve complex government challenges. Through the Innovative Solutions Canada program,