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  • Steel recycler fined in worker injury

    March 25, 2019 by SWR Staff

    WINDSOR, Ont. – K-Scrap Resources Ltd., a steel recycling company in Windsor, Ontario pleaded guilty and was fined $55,000 after a worker was injured. The K-Scrap facility is divided into work areas, serviced internally by vehicle pathways and a railroad

  • Starbucks shares progress towards packaging sustainability

    March 22, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SEATTLE – Starbucks leadership has shared progress and plans towards. creating more sustainable packing options for its take out products. Over the next year in several markets worldwide, the company will trial new, greener cups. Customers in New York, San Francisco,

  • Shampoo in ocean-plastic bottles

    March 21, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CINCINNATI – Herbal Essences has teamed up with TerraCycle to create recyclable shampoo and conditioner bottles made of 25 per cent beach plastic. “Plastic floating in our oceans and rivers has been a recent topic for discussion and unless people

  • News Recycling

    Gillette makes all razors recyclable in U.S.

    March 20, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BOSTON – Gillette, in partnership with TerraCycle, announced for the first-time in the United States that all brands of disposable razors, replaceable-blade cartridge units and razor plastic packaging are recyclable on a national-scale. Through the innovative partnership consumers can recycle

  • Toronto zoo to gain digester

    March 19, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – The federal government is investing up to $2.7 million, subject to a formal funding agreement, to help ZooShare Biogas add new digester technology to its existing biogas plant in Toronto, which turns animal waste from the Toronto Zoo

  • Calgary gets funding for methane collection

    March 15, 2019 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    CALGARY – Federal funding of up to $5.9 million, subject to a formal funding agreement, will help Calgary’s Waste & Recycling Services reduce greenhouse gas emissions by expanding its landfill gas collection systems. The East Calgary Waste Management Facility will install

  • Goldy reacquires Standard Auto Wreckers

    March 14, 2019 by SWR Staff

    HURST, Texas – Fenix Parts, Inc., Goldy Metals Incorporated and Kenneth Gold (together, “Goldy”) today announced the closing of a transaction pursuant to which Fenix sold its Canadian subsidiaries and their operations, consisting of recycling and reselling OEM automotive products,

  • Waste Management buys oilfield services firm

    March 13, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – WM Energy Services Holdings, LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Houston-based Waste Management, Inc., has acquired Petro Waste Environmental from Tailwater Capital. Petro Waste Environmental provides comprehensive oilfield environmental services and solid waste disposal serving the Permian

  • Ontario seeking comments on possible plastics ban

    March 12, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO –The Ontario government is seeking public feedback on its “Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities: Discussion Paper”, which expands upon commitments in the government’s environmental action plan, “Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-in-Ontario Environment

  • News Sorting

    Waste Robotics gets funding to develop hi-tech sorting system

    March 11, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QC – Waste Robotics will receive $1.4 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), to develop a sorting system that uses cutting-edge technology and artificial intelligence to separate commercial waste more efficiently. Waste Robotics aims to build a high-capacity, multi-arm