Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Sims Metal Management reveals sustainability plans

    November 16, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    NEW YORK – Metal and electronics recycler Sims Metal Management has published its latest Sustainability Report, “One Sims Many Faces.” It details the company’s environmental, social and corporate governance achievements throughout fiscal year 2018 (FY18) and the progress toward its

  • GFL completes merger with Waste Industries

    November 15, 2018 by SWR Staff

    VAUGHAN, Ont. –  GFL Environmental Inc. has completed the previously announced merger with Waste Industries, which had an enterprise value of US$2.825 billion. As a result of the merger, GFL now has a workforce of more than 9,000 employees and

  • Feds fund sawmill that will utilize biomass

    November 14, 2018 by SWR Staff

    CHAPAIS, QC – The federal government is investing $15-million to help Granule 777 Inc. build the first fully integrated industrial wood pellet and sawmill complex in Canada. The government is also making a repayable contribution of $5 million to enable

  • Dumpster monitoring technology chosen to reduce organics contamination

    November 13, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. – The Alameda County Waste Management Authority ( has been awarded a $263,000 grant by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to work with Livermore Sanitation, Inc. (LSI) and use Compology’s automated, camera-based dumpster monitoring technology

  • Italian companies combine to expand recycling opportunities

    November 9, 2018 by SWR Staff

    GENOA, ITALY – Logistics costs and low added-value of waste have created a scattered market in Italy, with more than 600 private companies, which rarely exceed a collection scope of 60 km. The small companies struggle to achieve appreciable scale

  • News Recycling

    Lithium-ion recycling gets cash boost

    November 8, 2018 by SWR Staff

    MONTREAL – The Lithion Recycling project consortium, of which Seneca is part of, has received a $3.8 million funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). Lithion Recycling Inc. will enable the recycling of all types of lithium-ion batteries (LiBs), essential

  • Shipping container explosion linked to recycling facility

    November 7, 2018 by SWR Staff

    LOS ANGELES – On October 30, 2018 an export bound shipping container exploded inside a marine terminal storage area at the Port of Los Angeles. The Port has issued a statement saying that preliminary analysis by the Los Angeles Port

  • ‘Single-use’ named word of the year

    November 7, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    GLASGOW – ‘Single-use’, a term that describes items whose unchecked proliferation are blamed for damaging the environment and affecting the food chain, has been named Collins Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2018. Single-use refers to products – often plastic –

  • News Cleantech

    CleanTech Export Week seeks to build entrepreneurial strength

    November 6, 2018 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – Export Development Canada’s (EDC) second annual Cleantech Export Week launches today, bringing together experts from across Canada’s clean technology sector to continue a national conversation about the opportunities open to Canadian cleantech companies willing to tap into demand outside the

  • News Awards

    Enerkem CEO wins entrepreneur award

    November 5, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    MONTREAL – Enerkem Inc.’s co-founder, president and CEO, Vincent Chornet received the 2018 EY Quebec Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Cleantech category at a gala on November 1, 2018 in Montreal. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program