Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Radoszewski steps into Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) role

    September 12, 2019 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Tony Radoszewski takes over as president and CEO of the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS). Radoszewski, a plastics industry veteran with nearly 40 years of experience in the field, joins PLASTICS after serving since 2006 as the

  • Toter hires sales execs

    September 11, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. –Toter, a Wastequip brand, has added two new highly tenured executives to its sales team. Tim Veasman has joined as the Professional Products channel’s national sales manager, and Mike Natelborg will serve as Toter’s eastern division sales director

  • News Packaging

    UK shoppers willing to lose the packaging

    September 10, 2019 by SWR Staff

    LONDON, UK – The rollout of bagless fruit and vegetable aisles, as well as refill stations for goods such as pasta, rice, grains and cereals, is increasing among supermarkets with players such as Morrison’s and Waitrose taking leading roles. These

  • Aptar in partnership with Loop

    September 9, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill – AptarGroup, Inc., a global supplier of dispensing, drug delivery and active packaging solutions, has entered into a partnership with Loop, a global circular shopping platform from TerraCycle that delivers consumer products in reusable containers. As part

  • Alliance to End Plastic Waste appoints first CEO

    September 6, 2019 by SWR Staff

    WASHINGTON – Jacob Duer will serve as the inaugural president and CEO of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), effective October 1. Duer joins the AEPW from the United Nations, where he most recently served as a program director

  • First Nation opens federally funded waste transfer facility

    September 5, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SAMSON CREE NATION, Alberta – The Saddleback of Samson Cree Nation in Alberta has completed a new waste transfer station. The transfer station will allow Samson Cree Nation members to dispose of waste in a safe manner without travelling long

  • Recycling lunch contest launched

    September 4, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – TerraCycle has launched the 2019 “Collection Craze” recycling challenge in partnership with the Schneiders Lunch Mate and Maple Leaf Simply Lunch brands. Designed to educate school students, teachers and communities about maintaining healthy bodies and a healthy environment,

  • Canada Post and unions to reduce environmental footprint

    September 3, 2019 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – Canada Post and its bargaining agents have released a statement acknowledging a shared interest and responsibility to reduce the crown corporation’s environmental footprint. In April 2019, Canada Post, the Association of Postal Officials of Canada, the Canadian Postmasters

  • Feds funding ghost gear retrieval

    September 2, 2019 by SWR Staff

    DARTMOUTH, Nova  Scotia –The federal government is launching a fishing gear retrieval contribution program that will provide up to $8.3 million to assist fish harvesters, environmental groups, Indigenous communities, the aquaculture industry, and coastal communities to find and retrieve harmful

  • B.C. extends plastics consultations

    August 30, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VICTORIA – Because of the popularity of the CleanBC engagement about what the Province could do to ban, reduce and recycle more plastics, the Province has extended the comment period. The engagement, which was originally scheduled to close Sept. 18,