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    Report to decide fate of damaged Edmonton compost facility

    March 8, 2018 by SWR Staff

    The city closed the composting facility in October 2017 because of a structural issue with the ceiling panels of the aeration hall, which made worker safety a concern.

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    China ban leads to new SWANA task force

    March 6, 2018 by SWR Staff

    With China’s waste ban already in place and the 0.5 contamination standard taking effect on March 1, SWANA’s Recycling Task Force will develop and support strategies for ensuring the continuation of sustainable recycling programs

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    Vancouver construction waste firm snags biz award

    March 6, 2018 by SWR Staff

    More than half of the construction materials that end up in landfills could be reused or recycled, says S2SR, whose crews hand-sort and hand-load all materials – a process called ‘live-loading’.

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    Legal cannabis creating new plant waste options

    March 5, 2018 by SWR Staff

    In this instance, Aurora Cannabis Inc. is joining forces with Micron Waste Technologies to install its technology at one of Aurora’s cultivation facilities.

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    Newalta,Tervita merge to form enviro giant

    March 5, 2018 by SWR Staff

    The new joint company will provide waste processing, treating, recycling and disposal services, with 115 operating locations, approximately 2,000 employees and approximately 1,000 customers.

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    Circular Economy Success Stories

    March 1, 2018 by Catherine Leighton

    Two case studies presented here represent prime examples of the circular economy. They demonstrate that circular economy programs can divert waste from landfill, support the local economy, and build social capital through support

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    All Roads Lead to Rhodes

    November 22, 2017 by Timothy Byrne

    To the south of the city of Rhodes lies the Bay of Faliraki in the district of Kalithea, a busy tourist resort for holidaymakers worldwide and where the sun shines for ten months of the year. This resort district creates 50 tonnes of waste each day.

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    Back to the Past: 1980s Black Country Waste Disposal Hauliers

    October 12, 2017 by Timothy Byrne

    Cartaways, Clugston Reclamation, Leigh Environmental, and A.Smith and Sons (Waste Disposal) Ltd. Remember these? These waste disposal companies used to be a familiar sight on the Black Country’s roads. How did these companies develop across the Black Country and, more

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    Circular Reference Error: Do We Understand the Circular Economy. Pt. 2 – Will a Voluntary Approach Work for Food & Organic Resources?

    September 3, 2017 by Peter Hargreave

    In part two of a three-piece series on the Circular Economy, authors Paul van der Werf @allfoodisfood and Peter Hargreave @phargreave discuss the circular economy, its implications, and its end value.

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    Circular Reference Error: Do we understand the circular economy? Part 1

    July 27, 2017 by Peter Hargreave

    his is the start of a three-piece series on the Circular Economy. We pushed our ideas back and forth to each other until this short essay took form. Laden or leaden with our thoughts and opinions we hope that it