Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Program to address rural drug disposal

    January 27, 2020 by SWR Staff

    BANNOCKBURN, Illinois – Stericycle and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), a non-profit network focused on improving water quality for rural and small communities across the U.S., have partnered to pilot a program focused on improving water quality and combatting the

  • Fourteen cleantech startups receive federal funding

    January 24, 2020 by SWR Staff

    RICHMOND, B.C.  – Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is investing $46.3 million in 14 start-up companies across Canada to support innovations that are tackling climate change,  and helping build sustainability. The Minister made the announcement at Richmond, B.C.-based RecycleSmart Solutions, which is

  • New institute to focus on plastic recycling

    January 23, 2020 by SWR Staff

    CLERMONT-FERRAND, France – Carbios, a French green chemistry company based in Clermont-Ferrand, hads developed a strategic alliance with INSA Toulouse through the internationally recognized laboratory, Toulouse Biotechnology Institute (TBI). Carbios is establishing, with TBI, a research centre for enzymatic engineering,

  • Project will develop zero plastic waste cities

    January 22, 2020 by SWR Staff

    WASHINGTON – The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) is partnering with the Grameen Creative Lab to support development of Zero Plastic Waste Cities to reduce plastic waste leaking into the environment. Zero Plastic Waste Cities are being developed by

  • ERI boss applauds Basel hazardous waste ban

    January 20, 2020 by SWR Staff

    NEW YORK – John Shegerian, co-founder and executive chairman of ERI, a recycler of electronic waste and  cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, has issued a statement applauding the Basel Ban Amendment’s passage into international law. The Amendment, adopted by the Parties

  • News Safety

    Permira company buys equity stake in Lytx

    January 17, 2020 by SWR Staff

    SAN DIEGO and MENLO PARK, Calif., – A company backed by the Permira funds and co-investors have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Lytx. The transaction values Lytx, a provider of machine vision and artificial

  • Lefebvre Industri-AL perfecting dross recovery

    January 16, 2020 by SWR Staff

    BAIE-COMEAU, QC – Since 2014, Lefebvre Industri-AL’s team has been developing an innovative, non-polluting process to recover 100 percent of aluminum dross, while eliminating the production of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and use of polluting salts. In concrete terms, this process

  • Smart bins market set to boom

    January 16, 2020 by SWR Staff

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Smart waste management through the installation of smart waste bins is expected to improve the efficiency of waste collection, transportation, and recycling of waste. As sensor-enabled bins communicate the level of waste in them, they can

  • McMaster researchers make tire recycling breakthrough

    January 15, 2020 by Michelle Donovan

    HAMILTON, Ontario – A team of chemists at McMaster University has discovered an innovative way to break down and dissolve the rubber used in automobile tires, a process which could lead to new recycling methods that have so far proven

  • News Baler

    BaleForce will distribute for American Baler Company in Canada

    January 14, 2020 by SWR Staff

    BELLEVUE, Ohio – American Baler Company has announced that BaleForce Recycling Equipment of Milton, Ontario, will sell and support American Baler Company products. BaleForce will supply baler sales, parts, service and repair. BaleForce Recycling Equipment was founded in 2004 and