Solid Waste & Recycling


  • SWANA joins new plastics pact

    August 26, 2020 by SWR Staff

    Silver Spring, Maryland – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is participating in the U.S. Plastics Pact, an agreement to work collectively towards a common vision of a circular economy for plastics. The U.S. Plastics Pact brings together

  • Cleantech startups chosen for innovation accelerator

    August 25, 2020 by SWR Staff

    SINGAPORE – The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (Alliance) and Plug and Play has chosen 11 finalists for a 90-day accelerator program that supports startups on their innovations in ending plastic waste. At the alliance’s Singapore hub, the virtual one-day

  • Ingram Micro ups its e-waste game

    August 24, 2020 by SWR Staff

    IRVINE, California – Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services, through its IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) services, has committed to waste-neutral disposal of its employee notebooks sold on the secondary market. The lifespan of employee notebooks is extended through secondary market

  • Garbage truck parade makes three-year-old’s birthday

    August 21, 2020 by SWR Staff

    PORTLAND, Oregon – There were nothing but smiles and cheers at a “garbage truck surprise birthday parade” this week to celebrate the third birthday of one very big garbage truck fan, Kamden Park. When the Arrow Sanitary Service Portland team

  • eTracks celebrates first year under IPR

    August 20, 2020 by SWR Staff

    OAKVILLE, Ontario –To celebrate its first year under Ontario’s new end-of-life tire regulation and Individual Producer Responsibility (IPR) model, eTracks Tire Management Systems announced several Awards of Excellence in appreciation of its suppliers’ invaluable help in achieving a seamless transition

  • GFL and Spruce Point trade barbs

    August 19, 2020 by SWR Staff

    GFL Environmental Inc. fired back at Spruce Point Capital Management on August 18, 2020, after the New York-based investment management company issued a report claiming GFL executives have ties to organized crime and the company’s shares “face 100% downside risk”.

  • Metro Compactor Service joins MaRS Momentum

    August 18, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Metro Compactor Service is one of 53 companies joining the MaRS Momentum Program. The program is designed to support high growth science and technology companies in Canada on their path to becoming global powerhouses, with the potential to

  • News Batteries

    Singapore start-up tackles li-ion battery recycling

    August 14, 2020 by SWR Staff

    SINGAPORE – Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are now the world’s preferred source of portable energy, but the sad reality is, with a functional lifespan of only one to three years, up to 95 percent of these batteries end up as e-waste

  • GFL makes US$1.2 billion buy

    August 13, 2020 by SWR Staff

    VAUGHAN, Ontario – GFL Environmental Inc. is buying WCA Waste Corporation and its subsidiaries for US$1.212 billion. WCA operates a vertically integrated network of solid waste assets, including 37 collection and hauling operations, 27 transfer stations, three material recovery facilities

  • Sealed Air invests in plastics recycling technology

    August 12, 2020 by SWR Staff

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Sealed Air Corporation has signed a collaboration agreement with Plastic Energy, which has developed a chemical recycling technology to transform traditionally non-recyclable plastic waste into hydrocarbon products. Additionally, Sealed Air has made an equity investment in Plastic