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  • News Recycling

    Reverse vending machines collect over 40 billion containers

    May 20, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Shelton, Conn. — U.S. consumers redeemed billions of used beverage containers though TOMRA reverse vending machines (RVMs) in 2018, with more than two billion redeemed in the Northeast alone. RVMs collect beverage containers for recycling and prevent them from entering

  • News Awards

    Vale Canada and Terrapure win Environmental Leader Award

    May 17, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SUDBURY, ONT. – Terrapure Environmental and Vale Canada received an Environmental Leader Award for Project of the Year for their new, sustainable option for managing biosolids during winter months, when farmland application is prohibited and storage is complicated. Instead of

  • Atlantic Power to buy U.S. biomass plants

    May 16, 2019 by SWR Staff

    DEDHAM, Mass. – Atlantic Power Corporation will acquire the equity ownership interests held by AltaGas Power Holdings (U.S.) Inc. in two contracted biomass plants in North Carolina and Michigan for US$20 million. The acquisition is subject to the approval of

  • Mack unveils electric-powered waste truck

    May 15, 2019 by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mack Trucks showcased its LR battery-electric refuse truck at WasteExpo. The demonstration model will begin real-world testing next year with the New York City Department of Sanitation. Mack’s electric LR refuse truck. “The Mack LR BEV

  • Amrep and BYD partner on electric automated side-loader

    May 14, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Amrep, a Wastequip brand, recently partnered with leading commercial electric vehicle manufacturer, BYD (Build Your Dreams) to develop and deliver the waste industry’s first-ever commercially sold all-electric refuse truck in residential refuse operation. The Class 8R automated

  • News Legal

    Global plastic waste framework legalized

    May 13, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Geneva – More than 185 governments – including Canada, but not the United States – this week amended the Basel Convention to include plastic waste in a legally-binding framework which will make global trade in plastic waste more transparent and

  • Sleeman Breweries Canada’s first to achieve 3RCertified gold

    May 8, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Guelph, Ont. – Sleeman Breweries’s Guelph, Ontario, facility is Canada’s first brewery to achieve 3RCertified status. Established in 2012, 3RCertified is a voluntary program originally funded by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks that evaluates how organizations

  • News Milestones

    Wastequip celebrates 30 years at WasteExpo

    May 7, 2019 by SWR Staff

    LAS VEGAS – Wastequip is kicking off its 30th anniversary celebration at WasteExpo today at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  The company will also mark this industry milestone with a series of internal and external events throughout the year. Show

  • News Plastics

    National plastics action centre launched

    May 6, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – The Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO), with funding from Walmart Canada, has launched the Plastic Action Centre, a national resource that offers a full view of plastic waste in every corner of the country. The Plastic Action Centre

  • Lowe’s Canada recognized for battery recycling

    May 3, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec – Lowe’s Canada has been named a 2018 Leader in Sustainability by Call2Recycle Canada, Canada’s national consumer battery collection and recycling program. The annual Leader in Sustainability Awards recognize organizations for their environmental commitment and collection of the