Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Ontarians in the dark about tire recycling

    September 9, 2020 by SWR Staff

    OAKVILLE – Only a third (37 percent) of Ontarians know that tires are recycled in this province. Nearly half (49 per cent) of Ontarians do not know whether they’re recycled or thrown into landfills, and a surprising 14 per cent

  • Loop Industries takes next step to manufacturing

    September 8, 2020 by SWR Staff

    MONTRÉAL – Loop Industries is partnering with Chemtex Global Corporation and Invista Performance Technologies (IPT) to roll out manufacturing facilities that use Loop’s depolymerization technology. Infinite Loop manufacturing facilities will provide an end-to-end solution to meet the global demand for

  • News Digesters

    Cruise line commits to new digesters

    September 7, 2020 by SWR Staff

    CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. – BioHiTech Global, Inc. has received US$400,000 in new food waste digester purchase orders for its Revolution Series Digesters from Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise company. These orders are in addition to the $1

  • American AllWaste buys Highway Environmental

    September 4, 2020 by SWR Staff

    NEW YORK – American AllWaste LLC has acquired the assets of Highway Environmental, LLC, a provider of non-hazardous, liquid-waste transportation services based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Building the non-hazardous liquid waste business in

  • Metro expands FoodHero program

    September 3, 2020 by SWR Staff

    MONTRÉAL – Building on its recent pilot program in five Metro grocery stores since November 2019, Québec-based start-up FoodHero is extending its reach by deploying to nearly 100 Metro stores. The FoodHero mobile app allows Metro customers across Quebec to

  • TerraCycle launches plastics cleanup in Thailand

    September 2, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TRENTON, N.J. – With an estimated eight million tons of plastic disposed of in oceans every year, plastic waste in the world’s waterways has become a global problem. According to the Ocean Conservancy, over half of the plastic that ends

  • Microscope confirms success of new aluminum recycling technique

    September 1, 2020 by SWR Staff

    BIRMINGHAM, U.K. – An innovative method for aluminum recycling has been boosted by research showing the microscopic changes that take place when molten alloys cool. Researcher Dr Biao Cai from the University of Birmingham’s School of Metallurgy and Materials used

  • Eaton launches capacitor recycling

    August 31, 2020 by SWR Staff

    GREENWOOD, South Carolina – Power management company Eaton has launched a new recycling program based out of its Emerald Road facility in Greenwood, South Carolina, that allows customers to responsibly dispose of aged, obsolete or damaged power capacitor units. The

  • SWANA cancels WASTECON for 2020

    August 28, 2020 by SWR Staff

    Silver Spring, MD – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and concern for the health and safety of participants, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has cancelled the WASTECON that would have taken place December 7-10 in Dallas,

  • New waste reporting standard available

    August 27, 2020 by SWR Staff

    AMSTERDAM – Organizations now have the means to disclose a complete picture of the waste impacts in their activities, products and services – following the launch of a new reporting standard by global sustainability standards provider GRI. GRI 306: Waste