Solid Waste & Recycling


  • UK study shows microplastics in drinking water

    September 23, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SURREY, UK – Plastics in our waste streams are breaking down into tiny particles, causing potentially catastrophic consequences for human health and our aquatic systems, according to new research from the University of Surrey and Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials.

  • Americans keep recycling amid uncertainty

    August 22, 2019 by SWR Staff

    DENTON, Texas – Americans say they are still recycling at the same rate, despite having little confidence that their recyclables actually get recycled. In a national poll conducted by Mason-Dixon on behalf of the Carton Council, 85 percent of respondents

  • 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