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Garbage shortage driving rats indoors

April 13, 2020 by SWR Staff

TORONTO – The rats are coming. With Covid-19 causing restaurants, hotels and other industries to close or slow operations down, there is less garbage on the streets waiting for pickup. For rats, this means their daily smorgasbord or leftover delights…

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XCMG delivers dust suppression equipment to Middle East

April 10, 2020 by SWR Staff

XUZHOU, China – XCMG has delivered an order of multi-functional dust suppression vehicles to the Middle East on March 30, the company’s first bulk export of the product. The deal was completed on XCMG’s Machmall.com platform and is also the first…

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Troy University researching uses for recycled medical plastic

April 8, 2020 by SWR Staff

TROY, Alabama – Troy University’s Center for Materials and Manufacturing Sciences is undertaking new research aimed to bolster production of personal protective equipment (PPEs) for healthcare workers and create new avenues for recycling medical plastic waste. The ongoing coronavirus crisis…

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Force Majeure: Are you ready?

April 8, 2020 by Continuous Improvement Fund

The continuous Improvement Fund offers tips on what force majeure is and how it may affect your business during the pandemic

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Englobe re-hires 300 workers

April 6, 2020 by SWR Staff

QUEBEC CITY – Englobe has recalled 300 employees who were temporarily laid off at the beginning of the pandemic. The company cited the announcement of government assistance as the enabling factor in the recall. The company will also maintain the…

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A shout out to waste collectors

April 5, 2020 by SWR Staff

CBC's Michael Enright recognizes the value of front line garbage collectors

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Cascades to supply recycled plastic for medical visors

April 3, 2020 by SWR Staff

KINGSEY FALLS, Quebec – Cascades will supply recycled plastic needed to make medical visors to help in the fight against COVID-19. This comes in response to an initiative led by the Tristan and Bauer companies, which will ensure the final…

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SWANA asks U.S. for emergency compensation

April 3, 2020 by SWR Staff

SILVER SPRING, Maryland – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has sent a letter urging the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to establish a system to compensate the public and private sector solid waste and recycling industry…

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Electronic Recycling Association donating laptops

April 1, 2020 by SWR Staff

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) announced a new program that will help equip families and organizations with computers throughout COVID-19. Within the last two weeks, the ERA has seen a massive increase in online donation requests, primarily coming from families…

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Kruger shutting down production and biomass plant in Brompton

March 31, 2020 by SWR Staff

BROMPTON, Quebec – Kruger Specialty Papers today announced the temporary shutdown of its Brompton facility, effective Friday, April 3, for an indefinite period of time. The company came to the decision due to unfavorable market conditions that deteriorated very rapidly…