Waste & Recycling


  • Tim Hortons piloting container deposit program

    October 23, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Tim Hortons is partnering with TerraCycle’s zero-waste platform, Loop, to pilot a program that will give customers the option of paying a deposit and receiving reusable and returnable cups or food containers with their order. Customers can return

  • TOMRA calls for global plastic action

    October 22, 2020 by SWR Staff

    ASKER, Norway – TOMRA has backed calls for a United Nations treaty to address global plastic pollution. The Norway-headquartered company has signed an international corporate manifesto, The Business Call for a UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution, which calls on governments

  • Feds challenge industry to make PPE more recyclable

    October 21, 2020 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – Two new challenges launched through the Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) program seek to make personal protective equipment (PPE) more compostable, and recyclable. The National Research Council of Canada (NRC), in collaboration with Environment & Climate Change Canada (ECCC)

  • SWANA releases research on state of plastics recycling

    October 20, 2020 by SWR Staff

    Silver Spring, Maryland – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has issued a new white paper for SWANA members, State of Plastic Waste Management in the United States and Canada, that gives a timely snapshot of the issue

  • Plastic converted to oil in project to raise awareness

    October 19, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TYLER, Texas – A non-profit in Hawaii has collected over 1.2 million plastic caps and lids and shipped them to Texas for conversion into oil. Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaii (B.E.A.C.H.) co-founders Suzanne Frazer and Dean Otsuki spearheaded a campaign

  • Environmental 360 Solutions Ltd. buys Whitecap Environmental Services Inc.

    October 16, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Environmental 360 Solutions Ltd. (E360S) has acquired Whitecap Environmental Services Inc., headquartered in Mission, British Columbia. Founded in 2016, Whitecap Environmental provides hazardous and non-hazardous material destruction services for a wide variety of industries including pharmaceutical, agriculture, consumer

  • Associations release guide to reduce battery fires

    October 15, 2020 by SWR Staff

    SILVER SPRING, Maryland – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA), the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc (ISRI), and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) have developed a Guide for Developing Lithium Battery Management Practices at Materials

  • Matt Madeksza to head up Veolia North America 

    October 14, 2020 by SWR Staff

    BOSTON – Matt Madeksza, an established business leader with more than 20 years experience in business development and industrial expertise, has been named president and CEO of Veolia North America. Madeksza’s appointment was announced by the Paris-based Veolia group. VNA,

  • Tim Hortons steps up to plastics ban

    October 13, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Tim Hortons says it is in the process of introducing paper straws in its 4,000 restaurants in Canada and plans to complete the transition from plastic by early 2021. Almost 90 Tim Hortons restaurants in and near Vancouver

  • News Bans Plastics

    Plastics association questions Canada’s ban

    October 12, 2020 by SWR Staff

    Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) president and CEO Tony Radoszewski warned Canada’s new regulation banning single use plastics contradicts established science and could undermine the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In a statement Radoszewski said: “The action being taken by the