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  • Vancouver to produce RNG at landfill

    October 28, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VANCOUVER – The City of Vancouver and FortisBC have received regulatory approval from the British Columbia Utilities Commission to produce Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) at the City’s landfill in Delta. This project aligns with the City’s and FortisBC’s shared commitment

  • Holy Grail 2.0 getting off the ground

    October 22, 2019 by SWR Staff

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Packaging manufacturer Berry Global Group, Inc. is participating in the new recycling initiative, HolyGrail 2.0. It is the result of the pioneering Project HolyGrail, led by Gian De Belder at Proctor & Gamble, which worked on the

  • Canada to get first biomass/gas-to-liquids facility

    October 8, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CALGARY – Expander Energy Inc. (Expander) and Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd. (Vanderwell), an Alberta-based, family-owned company, will build Canada’s first commercial demonstration Biomass/Gas to Liquids facility (BGTL) in the Slave Lake area of Alberta. The plant will produce clean burning

  • Waste Management rolls out natural gas trucks in London 

    September 18, 2019 by James Menzies

    LONDON, Ont. – Waste Management is deploying natural gas-fueled refuse trucks on its London, Ont., routes.  The company invited local dignitaries and members of the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its London facility on Sept. 13, where it highlighted

  • 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