Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Canada Post and unions to reduce environmental footprint

    September 3, 2019 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – Canada Post and its bargaining agents have released a statement acknowledging a shared interest and responsibility to reduce the crown corporation’s environmental footprint. In April 2019, Canada Post, the Association of Postal Officials of Canada, the Canadian Postmasters

  • Canadian industry group signs on with MacArthur Foundation

    July 8, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) is the first national trade association to endorse the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s vision for a New Plastics Economy, moving Canada toward a future of zero plastic waste. The New Plastics

  • Coalition calls for 20 percent post consumer content in bags

    July 5, 2019 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – Twenty-seven organizations have called for urgent government action to help deal with the global plastic problem. The industry-led “Recycle More Bags” coalition proposes using legislative action and procurement policy to drive demand for a minimum of 20 percent

  • Sodexo partners with Genecis Bioindustries

    June 18, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BURLINGTON, Ont. – Sodexo has formalized its partnership with Genecis Bioindustries Inc., taking a big step toward a circular economy and reducing food waste. Genecis is a cleantech startup that uses programmed bacteria to digest food waste and turn it

  • Milestone Environmental Services breaks ground on oilfield waste landfill

    June 14, 2019 by SWR Staff

    HOUSTON & MIDLAND, Texas – Milestone Environmental Services (Milestone) has begun construction of a U.S. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)-exempt oilfield waste landfill in Orla, Texas. The facility, which was permitted in March, will have capacity for approximately six

  • Lion Electric launches fully electric collection vehicle

    June 4, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MONTREAL –  The Lion Electric Co. (Lion) and Boivin Évolution (BEV) have unveiled the world’s first Class 8 truck with a powertrain and automated collection hopper that are 100 percent electric. For the first time, a zero-emission truck with a

  • SC Johnson expands concentrates availabilty

    May 29, 2019 by SWR Staff

    RACINE, Wisconsin – SC Johnson is expanding access to its concentrate offerings in an effort to reduce plastic pollution. Since unveiling Windex concentrates in 2011, SC Johnson has expanded its refill options to other cleaning brands, including Pledge, Scrubbing Bubbles,

  • Toronto launches Love Food Hate Waste campaign

    May 23, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO  – The City of Toronto kicked off the 2019 Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) campaign with celebrity chef and eight-time Guinness World Record holder Bob Blumer, at the St. Lawrence Market on May 22. Canada’s National Zero Waste Council

  • Ovivo acquires Varec Biogas

    April 26, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MONTREAL – Ovivo Inc., which provides water and wastewater treatment equipment, technology and systems, has acquired Westech Industrial Inc., doing business as Varec Biogas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Westech Industrial Ltd. Based in Stafford, Texas, and Huntington Beach, California, Varec

  • Apple making it easier to recycle devices

    April 19, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CUPERTINO, Calif. – Apple is expanding its recycling programs and quadrupling the number of locations US customers can send their iPhone to be disassembled by Daisy, its recycling robot. Daisy will disassemble and recycle select used iPhones returned to Best Buy