Solid Waste & Recycling


  • News Charity

    GFL founder funds sports medicine clinic

    June 26, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VAUGHAN, Ont. – GFL Environmental Inc. founder and CEO Patrick Dovigi has donated $5 million to help create an integrated, one-stop shop that will revolutionize sports medicine research and care in Canada. The Dovigi Family Sports Medicine Clinic will serve

  • Report highlights value of renewable CNG fuel for fleets

    June 25, 2019 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA –A new report highlights the environmental and cost benefits of using renewable natural gas to fuel heavy-duty truck fleets. Following extensive consultations with the natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry and fleet users, The Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA)

  • IGA and app developer aim to curb food waste

    June 24, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MONTRÉAL – IGA and FoodHero have launched a mobile app to fight food waste. After successfully launching a pilot project in its Langelier store in collaboration with Montréal-based start-up FoodHero, IGA is expanding its program to five other stores before

  • BDC financing drilling waste cleaning innovation

    June 21, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CALGARY – BDC has provided financing to cleantech innovator Recover Energy Services Inc. to help the environmental technology company scale and commercialize its pioneering process for cleaning contaminated drilling waste. Recover’s technology recovers and refines base oil from contaminated drilling

  • News Organics

    Vancouver opens temporary green waste station

    June 20, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VANCOUVER – As part of the City’s efforts to eradicate the Japanese beetle, an invasive and destructive pest that feeds on the flowers, fruit and leaves of over 300 species of plants, a temporary transfer station has been opened in

  • Recycled thermoplastic market to grow

    June 20, 2019 by SWR Staff

    The market for recycled thermoplastics will surpass US$95 billion by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Expansion in the electrical and electronics industry due to increased consumer spending and advances in telecommunications in North

  • Nordic countries form Circular Economy Hotspot

    June 19, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Helsinki – Groups in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark have joined forces to accelerate the circular economy in the Nordic countries. Their coalition aims to establish a new platform that will increase knowledge sharing about circular economy business models between

  • Sodexo partners with Genecis Bioindustries

    June 18, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BURLINGTON, Ont. – Sodexo has formalized its partnership with Genecis Bioindustries Inc., taking a big step toward a circular economy and reducing food waste. Genecis is a cleantech startup that uses programmed bacteria to digest food waste and turn it

  • Recycled glass market to reach US$4.4 billion

    June 17, 2019 by SWR Staff

    The market for recycled glass will surpass US$4.4 billion by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. On average, the glass bottle has a recycling rate of 50 percent to 80 percent which conserves a

  • Milestone Environmental Services breaks ground on oilfield waste landfill

    June 14, 2019 by SWR Staff

    HOUSTON & MIDLAND, Texas – Milestone Environmental Services (Milestone) has begun construction of a U.S. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)-exempt oilfield waste landfill in Orla, Texas. The facility, which was permitted in March, will have capacity for approximately six