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

  • Recycled glass market to reach US$4.4 billion

    June 17, 2019 by SWR Staff

    The market for recycled glass will surpass US$4.4 billion by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. On average, the glass bottle has a recycling rate of 50 percent to 80 percent which conserves a

  • Saint John metal recycler permitted to continue operations

    June 5, 2019 by SWR Staff

    FREDERICTON – American Iron & Metal in Saint John received approval to operate for six months, starting June 1, after residents near the plant complained about noise, air pollution and runoff. “We are listening to the concerns of Saint John

  • 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

  • Recycling

    May 30, 2019 by Jen Allan

    Poorer countries can now refuse plastic waste imports – this could make the system fairer

  • Product Recycling Sorting

    Hot wash system

    May 30, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SMITHFIELD, Rhode Island — Manufacturers of food products and other packaging-intensive goods require large quantities of uniform reusable plastic granulates/flakes. When integrated into a new or existing plastics recycling line, hot wash systems from Herbold USA help processors meet this

  • 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

  • KWI Polymers receives funding for fiberglass recycling

    May 28, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BOISBRIAND, QC – KWI Polymers is receiving $150,000 under the Canadian Plastics Innovation Challenge, funded by the Innovative Solutions Canada program, to develop a possible solution for recycling fiberglass. The end result could potentially turn transformed materials into street furniture,

  • Metro publishes packaging policy

    May 21, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    MONTRÉAL – Building on the range of initiatives undertaken over the years, grocery store chain Metro has released a framework to guide its teams and suppliers in the efficient management of its packaging and printed materials, including reduction and optimization.