Solid Waste & Recycling


  • More than half of food produced in Canada is wasted

    January 21, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Toronto – Nearly 60 per cent of food produced in Canada – amounting to 35.5 million metric tonnes – is lost and wasted annually. Of that, 32 per cent – equalling 11.2 million metric tonnes of lost food – is

  • Recycling cannabis packaging in Alberta

    January 11, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CALGARY – High Tide Inc., an Alberta-based downstream cannabis corporation focused on the manufacturing and wholesale distribution of smoking accessories and cannabis lifestyle products, has launched a free recycling program in its Canna Cabana retail cannabis stores for all Health

  • Ginove Inc produces 150th ROTO PAC truck

    December 28, 2018 by SWR Staff

    SCRANTON, Iowa – New Way Trucks congratulates Ginove, Inc., the Quebec-based refuse truck manufacturer, on producing their 150th ROTO PAC automated side-loading waste and recycling truck. ROTO PAC is the manufacturer’s best selling waste collection body. “We would like to

  • Lystek to manage biosolids for City of Guelph

    December 18, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Cambridge, Ont. – Cambridge, Ontario-based Lystek International has signed a long-term contract with the city of Guelph, Ontario to manage its biosolids. The contract extends an already long relationship between Guelph and Lystek, which demonstrated and commercialized a low temperature

  • Anaergia begins construction on bioenergy plant in California

    December 13, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    CARLSBAD, California – Burlington, Ontario-based Anaergia, Inc. has begun construction on the Rialto Bioenergy Facility (RBF). The RBF will help address two pressing waste management issues in Southern California: food waste diversion from landfills and biosolids management. The RBF will

  • CHAR commissions biocarbon facility

    December 7, 2018 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – CHAR Technologies Ltd. has commissioned its biocarbon production facility in Mississauga, Ontario. CHAR creates two types of biocarbon, an activated charcoal “SulfaCHAR” and a solid biofuel (bio-coal) “CleanFyre.”  At full capacity, the facility will be capable of producing

  • CABKA opens innovation centre in Spain

    November 26, 2018 by SWR Staff

    VALENCIA, SPAIN – CABKA will be opening a research centre at the Technological Park Paterna on a surface area of 800 m², in order to pool the company’s innovation and intensify its efforts in developing new technologies for the future. The

  • David Heurtel joins Fasken in Montreal

    November 20, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    MONTRÉAL –  David Heurtel will be joining the Environmental Law, Energy and Climate Change Practice Group in Fasken’s Montréal office. Heurtel served as Quebec minister of sustainable development, environment, and fight against climate change and more recently as minister of

  • Vancouver renewable fuel target to include refuse vehicles

    November 19, 2018 by SWR Staff

    VANCOUVER – The City of Vancouver has taken a step towards achieving its goal of using 100 per cent renewable energy sources by entering into a new fuel contract with Suncor. With this new contract, all of the city’s diesel

  • Sims Metal Management reveals sustainability plans

    November 16, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    NEW YORK – Metal and electronics recycler Sims Metal Management has published its latest Sustainability Report, “One Sims Many Faces.” It details the company’s environmental, social and corporate governance achievements throughout fiscal year 2018 (FY18) and the progress toward its