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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…

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PLASTICS cancels sustainability and recycling event

March 31, 2020 by SWR Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced today that the 2020 Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit, originally scheduled for May 18-20, 2020 in Cincinnati, OH, will be canceled due to the travel bans and guidelines that are in place…

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Recycling Council of British Columbia offers pandemic updates

March 27, 2020 by SWR Staff

VANCOUVER – The Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) is providing updated COVID-19 related information to the public from service suppliers and municipalities as it becomes available. During this public health emergency, BC’s primary source of public information on waste…

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Hamilton, Ontario, collection workers back on the job

March 25, 2020 by SWR Staff

HAMILTON, Ontario – Solid waste collection workers on Hamilton, Ontario refused work on Monday, citing concerns over their safety during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a report by the Hamilton Spectator, the unionized workers were concerned about being exposed to…