Solid Waste & Recycling


  • WM rolls out green fleet in Seattle

    June 3, 2019 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    SEATTLE – The city of Seattle is rolling out its new green fleet of recycling, compost and garbage trucks. The fleet includes 101 Waste Management vehicles powered by either renewable natural gas – gas from garbage – or by electricity.

  • Toro offers plastic drip tape recycling

    May 31, 2019 by SWR Staff

    EL CAJON, Calif. – Toro has introduced a new exclusive drip tape recycling service in California. The on-farm pick-up service is now available to all Toro growers with qualifying Toro drip tape purchases. The service is offered in partnership with

  • Digimarc barcoding proven to help plastics recycling

    May 30, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BEAVERTON, Ore. – Digimarc Corporation, inventor of the Intuitive Computing Platform (ICP), has recently completed its participation in Pioneer Project HolyGrail initiated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy. Digimarc Barcode was shown in testing to overcome many current

  • SC Johnson expands concentrates availabilty

    May 29, 2019 by SWR Staff

    RACINE, Wisconsin – SC Johnson is expanding access to its concentrate offerings in an effort to reduce plastic pollution. Since unveiling Windex concentrates in 2011, SC Johnson has expanded its refill options to other cleaning brands, including Pledge, Scrubbing Bubbles,

  • KWI Polymers receives funding for fiberglass recycling

    May 28, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BOISBRIAND, QC – KWI Polymers is receiving $150,000 under the Canadian Plastics Innovation Challenge, funded by the Innovative Solutions Canada program, to develop a possible solution for recycling fiberglass. The end result could potentially turn transformed materials into street furniture,

  • Funding announced for Harrietsfield remediation

    May 27, 2019 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    HARRIETSFIELD, NS – The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are providing funding to support the Harrietsfield Remediation Project. This project consists of the restoration and proper containment of 10 hectares of contaminated soil in a former landfill and debris

  • Brightmark Energy building plastics-to-fuel plant

    May 24, 2019 by SWR Staff

    ASHLEY, Ind. – Brightmark Energy, a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, has broken ground on a commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant in Ashley, Indiana. The new plant will utilize a state-of-the-art plastics-to-fuel process that sustainably recycles waste that has reached

  • Toronto launches Love Food Hate Waste campaign

    May 23, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO  – The City of Toronto kicked off the 2019 Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) campaign with celebrity chef and eight-time Guinness World Record holder Bob Blumer, at the St. Lawrence Market on May 22. Canada’s National Zero Waste Council

  • Metro publishes packaging policy

    May 21, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    MONTRÉAL – Building on the range of initiatives undertaken over the years, grocery store chain Metro has released a framework to guide its teams and suppliers in the efficient management of its packaging and printed materials, including reduction and optimization.

  • News Recycling

    Reverse vending machines collect over 40 billion containers

    May 20, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Shelton, Conn. — U.S. consumers redeemed billions of used beverage containers though TOMRA reverse vending machines (RVMs) in 2018, with more than two billion redeemed in the Northeast alone. RVMs collect beverage containers for recycling and prevent them from entering