Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Circular Economy Business Opportunities Workshop

    April 10, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Have you ever wondered how a Circular Economy would affect your business? The Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Toronto, in partnership with the Canada Circular Hotspot, will be hosting a workshop on Tuesday May 14th at Ryerson

  • News Organics

    Micron commercializing organics digester

    April 9, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Vancouver, British Columbia – Micron Waste Technologies Inc. has expanded its collaboration with  BC Research Inc. (BCRI) to facilitate rapid commercialization of the company’s second-generation food waste processing system. The new Organivore 2.0, designed for on-site waste processing for commercial

  • ISRI adopts transportation policy

    April 8, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Washington, DC – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Board of Directors recently passed a transportation policy to recognize and address the challenges of transporting scrap materials to the scrapyards and to the customer in a timely, and cost

  • Tomra offers free book on plastics recycling

    April 5, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Tomra Sorting Recycling has published an e-book examining the role that recycling can play in providing solutions to the world’s worsening resource crisis. It explores the technical feasibility and progress made toward 100 per cent recyclability of plastics and highlights

  • Walnut farm recognized for sustainable waste management

    April 4, 2019 by SWR Staff

    ENGLEWOOD, Colorado – Dixon Ridge Farms was won the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA), the state of California’s highest environmental honour. The organic walnut farm and processing operation’s use of SynTech’s BioMax technology was a key consideration in GEELA’s assessment

  • CWMA hires Sheila Molloy

    April 3, 2019 by SWR Staff

    After a thorough search and interview process, the Board of Directors of the Coast Waste Management Association (CWMA) in BC have announced Sheila Molloy as new executive director, replacing Will Burrows. Molloy brings over 20 years of experience working with professional

  • Benzaco opens Canadian operation

    April 2, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Benzaco Scientific, the manufacturer Odor-Armor odor management solutions, has added a manufacturing, sales and service operation in the greater Toronto area. These new operations will support existing customers and demand for its odor management products across the country.

  • U.S. plastics industry makes the case for recycling

    March 29, 2019 by SWR Staff

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. plastics industry made the case for greater recycling infrastructure at the 2019 Plastics Industry Fly-In on March 27, an event where industry representatives from around the country gather on Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers.

  • Second Harvest follows up food waste study

    March 28, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Second Harvest is undertaking the first national study of food programs offered by public sector and community service organizations though a $1.8 million grant from the Walmart Foundation. Second Harvest will again partner with Value Chain Management International,

  • Auto recyclers cautious about outlook

    March 27, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VIENNA – More than a third of respondents (38 per cent) at the recent International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC) 2019 expect economic conditions for the automotive recycling industry to deteriorate over the next two years. A similarly high percentage, however,