Solid Waste & Recycling

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Recycling


  • News Recycling

    Sask. approves grain bag recycling program

    March 27, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Following a successful six-year pilot program in Saskatchewan, environmental non-profit Cleanfarms will establish 20 grain bag collection sites in 2018, with more sites planned for 2019. Regulated by The Agricultural Packaging Product Waste Stewardship Regulations, and funded in part by the Ministry of

  • News Recycling

    Guelph lays off 18 at MRF

    March 19, 2018 by SWR Staff

    The City of Guelph has laid off 18 employees from its materials recovery facility (MRF), stating that the facility is trying to process too many recyclables while struggling financially. A Guelph report showed the facility’s annual operating budget was $4.3 million, but

  • Morbark Welcomes Kevin Cotter to Management Team

    March 18, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Morbark, a leading manufacturer of equipment used in forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill and biomass markets, is pleased to welcome Kevin Cotter to its staff as Governmental Sales Manager. Cotter brings a wealth of municipal and business expertise to

  • Ontario’s child car seats get drop-off expansion for recycling

    March 12, 2018 by SWR Staff

        The groups estimate that every year an estimated quarter of a million child car seats end up in landfills in Ontario. One less seat, one world to keep, is the new tagline for a partnership between Green Propeller Recycling and

  • Swedish firm to build tire recycling plant in Canada

    March 6, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Scandinavian Enviro Systems A.B. has signed an agreement with Saskatchewan-based ArticCan Energy Services Inc. to establish a tire recycling plant in Canada. While a precise location has yet to be revealed, the agreement is valid for a period of 18 months and applies

  • Blog Recycling

    Packaging Stewards Should Be Rewarded for Using Recycled Content

    December 15, 2017 by John Mulllinder

      Recycled content is central to the “Circular Economy” approach that Ontario and some other provinces say they want to adopt. It keeps raw materials flowing through the economy longer, reduces the pressure to extract more virgin materials from the

  • Recycled Content Must Be Recognised in Setting Circular Economy Targets

    November 5, 2017 by John Mulllinder

        The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is in the process of considering what it calls specific material “management” targets for Ontario Blue Box recyclables such as paper, plastic, glass, steel and aluminum. It has already stated that

  • EuPC Publishes Results of Its Survey on the Use of Recycled Plastics Materials

    November 3, 2017 by SWR Staff

    In May 2017, the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) launched a European survey on the current and future use of recycled plastics materials (rPM) in the Europe’s plastics converting industry. Following a period of 5 months during which 485 participants from 28 different

  • News Recycling

    Boulder County Upgrade Their MRF with Machinex Optical Sorters

    October 20, 2017 by SWR Staff

    Machinex has supplied equipment for a major upgrade of the container line at the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Boulder County, Colorado. The upgraded system has been processing material since the end of August 2017 and has its official ribbon-cutting

  • News Recycling

    SWANA Provides Update to States on Chinese Recycling Issue

    October 19, 2017 by SWR Staff

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has issued an update to state officials concerning the July 18, 2017 notification to the World Trade Organization from China on their intent to ban certain waste imports. The update provides background