Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Jennifer Bailey joins Sanexen

    June 1, 2020 by SWR Staff

    MONTRÉAL – Jennifer Bailey has joined the Logistec Environmental Services team as vice-president, business development, of Sanexen Environmental Services Inc. In this new role, Bailey will work with the environmental team to define and implement a business development plan for

  • App helps Loblaw divert 4.6 million pounds of food from landfill

    May 28, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO –A partnership between the Flashfood app and Loblaw resulted in diversion of 4.6 million pounds of potential food waste from landfills. in 2019. Now the program is expanding to more stores. Originally launched in 138 Maxi and Provigo stores throughout

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    Waste hauler takes delivery of first Autocar DC-64R

    May 27, 2020 by Today's Trucking

      HOUSTON, Texas – Autocar has delivered its first DC-64R conventional roll-off waste truck to WCA Waste Corporation. The company says WCA helped develop specific features and benefits during the product development process. “The three Cs of a healthy business

  • Researchers recycle bioplastic into solvent

    May 25, 2020 by SWR Staff

    A faster, more efficient way of recycling plant-based “bioplastics” has been developed by a team of scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Bath in the U.K. The team has shown how their chemical recycling method not only speeds up

  • UBC researchers develop biodegradable medical mask

    May 22, 2020 by Emily Atkins

    VANCOUVER – The shortage of medical grade masks worldwide has hobbled health care professionals responding to the novel coronavirus – highlighting the need for improving supply lines and manufacturing more masks locally. Researchers in the BioProducts Institute at the University of British

  • Micron Waste buying PPE manufacturer

    May 20, 2020 by SWR Staff

    VANCOUVER – Micron Waste Technologies Inc. has agreed to purchase all the shares of Covid Technologies Inc. Covid is a privately held British Columbia corporation based in Vancouver, British Columbia dedicated to the manufacture of personal protective equipment (PPE) in

  • NOVA Chemicals and Enerkem collaborate on plastics recycling

    May 19, 2020 by Emily Atkins

    CALGARY – NOVA Chemicals Corporation, a producer of chemicals and plastic resins, and Enerkem Inc., a waste to renewable fuels and chemicals producer, will explore turning non-recyclable and non-compostable municipal waste into ethylene, a basic building block of plastics. Working

  • Biotech byproducts shown to be effective fertilizers

    May 18, 2020 by SWR Staff

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Recycling biotechnology byproducts has been found to enhance soil health while reducing carbon emissions and maintaining crop yields. A recent paper examines the possible benefits of a new kind of crop fertilizer. Researchers from the University of

  • Rare earth recycler pivots to make sanitizer

    May 15, 2020 by SWR Staff

    MONTREAL – Geomega Resources Inc., a rare earths clean technologies developer for mining and recycling, has retrofitted its pilot plant and has begun the production of hand sanitizer for the Québec market. The Rare Earth Pilot Plant facility, located at

  • iQor wins award for reverse logistics

    May 14, 2020 by SWR Staff

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida – iQor has won the Green Reverse Logistics Award, presented by the Reverse Logistics Association (RLA), for its dedication to sustainable business practices in its reverse logistics operations. The Green Reverse Logistics Award recognizes the top company