Solid Waste & Recycling


  • 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,

  • News Research

    Micron opens innovation centre

    April 18, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    Vancouver – Micron Waste Technologies Inc. officially opened its waste treatment innovation centre in Metro-Vancouver on April 16. The new Delta facility will be the operational headquarters for Micron’s research team, led by chief technology officer Bob Bhushan. Current and

  • SEREX awarded $280,000 in financial assistance

    March 8, 2019 by SWR Staff

    AMQUI, Quebec – The Service de recherche et d’expertise en transformation des produits forestiers (SEREX) will receive a non-repayable contribution of $280,000 from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. This funding, awarded under CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program, is aimed

  • 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.

  • Feature Research

    U of T students study Don River garbage

    August 8, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Trying to understand how much trash comes down the Don River and enters Lake Ontario

  • 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

  • SWANA & EREF Partner on Joint Needlestick Survey

    April 21, 2017 by SWR Staff

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) are conducting a joint research project to quantify and address the issue of needlestick injuries at Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in the United States