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  • News Plastics

    KFC cutting down on plastics

    July 15, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VAUGHAN, Ontario – KFC Canada is undertaking a series of sustainability and environmental commitments aimed at curbing the company’s use of plastics in restaurants across the country. By October 2019, plastic straws and plastic bags will no longer be used

  • GFL buys Soil Safe

    July 12, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – GFL Environmental Inc. has acquired the Soil Safe group of companies. Since its inception in 1989, Soil Safe has recycled over 30 million tons of non-hazardous petroleum contaminated soil for beneficial reuse outside of landfills. At its facilities

  • News Biosolids

    Chile adopts biodigester at presidential palace

    July 11, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SAN JOSE, California – A Power Knot LFC biodigester has been installed at the Government Palace of Chile. El Palacio de la Moneda, located in Santiago, is the seat of the president of the Republic of Chile, and is essentially

  • Companies win US$100K for paint recycling concepts

    July 10, 2019 by SWR Staff

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — PaintCare announced today the winners of its inaugural Innovative Recycling Grant Competition. Sacramento, California-based Visions Recycling and Englewood, Colorado-based GreenSheen were awarded grants of US$100,000 each to develop their ideas for recycling unused latex paint that is

  • GFL buying Canada Fibers

    July 9, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VAUGHAN, Ont. – GFL Environmental Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Canada Fibers Ltd. and its affiliates. The transaction, expected to close in the third quarter of 2019, is subject to customary regulatory approvals. Based in Toronto,

  • Canadian industry group signs on with MacArthur Foundation

    July 8, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) is the first national trade association to endorse the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s vision for a New Plastics Economy, moving Canada toward a future of zero plastic waste. The New Plastics

  • Coalition calls for 20 percent post consumer content in bags

    July 5, 2019 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – Twenty-seven organizations have called for urgent government action to help deal with the global plastic problem. The industry-led “Recycle More Bags” coalition proposes using legislative action and procurement policy to drive demand for a minimum of 20 percent

  • SWANA backs California battery fire law

    July 4, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SILVER SPRING, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) strongly supports legislation to create a recycling program for lithium-ion batteries in California under AB 1509, the Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Prevention Act. SWANA submitted a letter explaining the need for

  • Plastics recycler expands to Ontario

    July 2, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VAUGHAN, Ontario – FedDev Ontario is contributing up to $3 million to Enviroplast Inc., a manufacturer that specializes in recycling plastic. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, the company is expanding its operations to Ontario by establishing a recycling facility using first-in-Canada

  • Single Stream Recyclers adds four robotic sorters

    July 1, 2019 by SWR Staff

    DENVER – Single Stream Recyclers (SSR) is adding four AMP Robotics Cortex single-robot systems (SRS) at its 100,000 square-foot facility in Sarasota. Florida. SSR recently unveiled its first installation of AMP systems at its state-of-the-art material recovery facility (MRF) in