Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Mississauga company ships recovered battery metals

    January 7, 2020 by SWR Staff

    MISSISSAUGA –In December 2019 Li-Cycle Corp., a Mississauga, Ontario-based lithium-ion battery resource recovery company, completed its first shipment of commercially recycled battery material, containing energy metals concentrate. The shipped product was processed at Li-Cycle’s facility and contained key metals –

  • News Plastics

    Consolidated Container rebrands Canadian companies

    January 6, 2020 by SWR Staff

    ATLANTA – On January 1, 2020, Altium Packaging Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Container Company (CCC), rebranded all of its Canadian subsidiaries – Plastique Micron (PMI), IMBC Blowmolding 2014 and Action Plastic Products – under the name Altium

  • Audi EV battery recycling trials succeed

    January 2, 2020 by SWR Staff

    German car manufacturer Audi and its partner materials expert Umicore have been able to recover more than 90 percent of the cobalt and nickel in the high-voltage batteries of Audi’s e-tron vehicle. The partners will next cooperate on developing a

  • Schwarzkopf packaging to join TerraCycle program in U.S.

    January 1, 2020 by SWR Staff

    STAMFORD, Conn. – Henkel has partnered with TerraCycle to launch free Schwarzkopf Recycling Program in the United States. The program, which is slated to begin January 1, 2020, will allow U.S. consumers to recycle all Schwarzkopf retail hair care, colour

  • Electronics Recycling Association donates in Calgary

    December 31, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CALGARY – The Electronic Recycling (Reusing) Association has teamed up with Calgary’s professional box lacrosse team, the Roughnecks, to bring the gift of technology to four schools and one non-profit. The four schools receiving this donation are Thomas B. Riley

  • Sims to handle e-waste for Dutch research consortium

    December 30, 2019 by SWR Staff

    AMSTERDAM – SURFsara has selected Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS), a specialist in IT asset disposition and cloud recycling, as its e-waste recycling vendor. SRS will ensure that all SURFsara’s electronics are responsibly redeployed, remarketed or recycled. SRS and SURFsara have

  • News Recycling

    Lavazza and TerraCycle recycle over 156 million pods

    December 27, 2019 by SWR Staff

    WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania – Lavazza Professional has recycled over 156 million FLAVIA Freshpacks through their ongoing “Recycle Your Freshpack Program,” created in partnership with TerraCycle, the world’s leader in the collection and repurposing of complex waste streams. Through the recycling

  • Annexair to build with biocomposites

    December 26, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SAINT-GERMAIN-DE-GRANTHAM, QC – Annexair will receive a repayable contribution of $3 million from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED). Annexair manufactures energy-efficient ventilation units and the financial assistance will help it create ventilation unit casings from biocomposites. Replacing the

  • News Plastics

    Insurer doing away with plastic cards

    December 24, 2019 by SWR Staff

    WINNIPEG – Insurance provider Canada Life is taking steps to eliminate plastic drug cards. Beginning January 1, 2020, Canada Life will begin encouraging its group benefits plan sponsors to opt out of providing plastic drug cards to their members. The

  • Mattel switching to sustainable plastics

    December 23, 2019 by SWR Staff

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Mattel, Inc. plans to achieve 100 percent recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastics materials in both its products and packaging by 2030. In the first half of 2020, the Company will debut its first product aligned with