Solid Waste & Recycling


  • GFL registers for IPO

    July 22, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – GFL Environmental Inc. (together with GFL Environmental Holdings Inc., GFL) announced the filing of a registration statement on Form F-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a preliminary base PREP prospectus with the securities regulatory

  • Ottawa funds bioplastics research projects

    July 19, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    OTTAWA – A $300,000 investment in the first phase of a Bioplastics Challenge is aimed at helping small businesses reduce pollution by turning forest-based residue into sustainable domestic plastic material. The investment will be split equally between two recipients whose

  • SMEs eligible for energy-efficiency funding

    July 18, 2019 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – Small- and medium-sized businesses in the four provinces where the federal government carbon-pollution pricing currently applies can now apply to the SME Project stream of the Climate Action Incentive Fund. Small and medium-sized businesses (fewer than 500 employees)

  • News Plastics

    Major plastics companies join alliance

    July 17, 2019 by SWR Staff

    WASHINGTON – The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) has welcomed 12 new companies from across the plastics value chain, including Chinese state-owned Sinopec. The new members expand both the global footprint of the Alliance and the participation of companies

  • News Biosolids

    Biosolids gasification plant approved for New Jersey

    July 16, 2019 by SWR Staff

    LINDEN, N.J. & FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Aries Clean Energy has received all the approvals required to construct New Jersey’s first biosolids-only gasification facility. The plant will bring environmental and sustainable benefits to the area by processing 400 tons of biosolids

  • News Plastics

    KFC cutting down on plastics

    July 15, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VAUGHAN, Ontario – KFC Canada is undertaking a series of sustainability and environmental commitments aimed at curbing the company’s use of plastics in restaurants across the country. By October 2019, plastic straws and plastic bags will no longer be used

  • GFL buys Soil Safe

    July 12, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – GFL Environmental Inc. has acquired the Soil Safe group of companies. Since its inception in 1989, Soil Safe has recycled over 30 million tons of non-hazardous petroleum contaminated soil for beneficial reuse outside of landfills. At its facilities

  • News Biosolids

    Chile adopts biodigester at presidential palace

    July 11, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SAN JOSE, California – A Power Knot LFC biodigester has been installed at the Government Palace of Chile. El Palacio de la Moneda, located in Santiago, is the seat of the president of the Republic of Chile, and is essentially

  • Companies win US$100K for paint recycling concepts

    July 10, 2019 by SWR Staff

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — PaintCare announced today the winners of its inaugural Innovative Recycling Grant Competition. Sacramento, California-based Visions Recycling and Englewood, Colorado-based GreenSheen were awarded grants of US$100,000 each to develop their ideas for recycling unused latex paint that is

  • GFL buying Canada Fibers

    July 9, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VAUGHAN, Ont. – GFL Environmental Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Canada Fibers Ltd. and its affiliates. The transaction, expected to close in the third quarter of 2019, is subject to customary regulatory approvals. Based in Toronto,