Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Ecolomondo building in Hawkesbury, Ontario

    July 20, 2018 by SWR Staff

    MONTREAL – Ecolomondo Corporation has completed the purchase of the site to build its latest Thermal Decomposition (TDP) facility to be built on Tessier street in the Town of Hawkesbury, Ontario. Further to an Agreement of Purchase and Sale completed

  • China’s plastic waste ban may force packaging change: study

    July 19, 2018 by SWR Staff

    China’s decision to stop importing recyclable plastic waste in January 2018 has left the world with little choice but to landfill recyclables for which no market now exists. The move, which is part of an initiative by China to focus

  • National campaign launched to counter food waste

    July 18, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Two of Canada’s largest food retailers have joined with local and provincial governments and agencies to launch a national Love Food Hate Waste campaign today, which aims to change Canadians’ behaviours around food and dramatically reduce the significant amount of

  • Tracking electronic waste

    July 17, 2018 by SWR Staff

    NEW YORK & SEATTLE – ERI, an electronic waste recycler and the world’s largest cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, has become the recycling industry’s first adopter of Basel Action Network’s (BAN’s) innovative new EarthEye tracking system. EarthEye offers real-time logistics monitoring

  • Exhibit confronts waste generated in Toronto

    July 16, 2018 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – As a way to generate conversation and awareness about issues facing waste management, the City of Toronto is supporting Our Desires Fail Us, a free public photo exhibit that launched July 12 at the Harbourfront Centre. The exhibit,

  • Domtar Invests in Prisma Renewable Composites

    July 13, 2018 by SWR Staff

    FORT MILL, S.C. – Domtar Corporation has acquired a majority interest in Prisma Renewable Composites, LLC, a company focused on developing advanced materials from lignin and other natural resources. With its investment, Domtar will help commercialize the process of using

  • Toronto launches reduce and reuse programs

    July 12, 2018 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – To officially launch five new Community Reduce & Reuse Programs, the city of Toronto is hosting an event at 15 Tobermory Drive on Thursday, July 12 from 1 – 6 p.m. The event includes a tour of the

  • Ontario’s Northumberland County adding green bins, dual-stream recycling

    July 11, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Cobourg, Ont. – As part of efforts to achieve a long-term goal of 75 per cent waste diversion from the local landfill, Northumberland County Council has approved updates to residential waste collection services, to take effect in the fall of

  • Starbucks jumps on straw ban

    July 11, 2018 by SWR Staff

    SEATTLE – Starbucks Coffee Company will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its more than 28,000 company-operated and licensed stores by making a strawless lid or alternative-material straw options available, around the world. Starbucks, the largest food and beverage retailer to make

  • Reid Canada acquiring Deltapac Packaging

    July 10, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    ATLANTA – Reid Canada, a subsidiary of Consolidated Container Company, has acquired the assets of Deltapac Packaging, located in Montreal, Quebec. Deltapac is a manufacturer of plastic bottles servicing the specialty chemical, cosmetic, food, and pharmaceutical industries. Patrick Keese, senior