Solid Waste & Recycling


  • 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.

  • News Recycling

    Reverse vending machines collect over 40 billion containers

    May 20, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Shelton, Conn. — U.S. consumers redeemed billions of used beverage containers though TOMRA reverse vending machines (RVMs) in 2018, with more than two billion redeemed in the Northeast alone. RVMs collect beverage containers for recycling and prevent them from entering

  • Sleeman Breweries Canada’s first to achieve 3RCertified gold

    May 8, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Guelph, Ont. – Sleeman Breweries’s Guelph, Ontario, facility is Canada’s first brewery to achieve 3RCertified status. Established in 2012, 3RCertified is a voluntary program originally funded by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks that evaluates how organizations

  • Feature Recycling

    Drink up!

    May 7, 2019 by Samantha Millette & Jason Wilcox

    Beverage container recycling update

  • Lowe’s Canada recognized for battery recycling

    May 3, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec – Lowe’s Canada has been named a 2018 Leader in Sustainability by Call2Recycle Canada, Canada’s national consumer battery collection and recycling program. The annual Leader in Sustainability Awards recognize organizations for their environmental commitment and collection of the

  • 30 years of ag plastics collection

    April 23, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MOOSE JAW, Saskatchewan – Thirty years ago, the crop protection industry in Canada planted the seeds of a voluntary stewardship program in Prairie communities to collect empty agricultural plastic jugs for recycling. The idea took root and since then, Cleanfarms

  • Recycled polystyrene successfully converted into styrene

    April 22, 2019 by SWR Staff

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas – In keeping with its plan to develop a long-term sustainable model for plastics recycling, AmSty, a U.S.-based producer of polystyrene, is using recycled polystyrene, known as recycled styrene monomer (RSM), as feedstock for its world-scale styrene