Solid Waste & Recycling


  • News Packaging

    Recycled packaging for Philly cream cheese

    June 3, 2020 by SWR Staff

    EVANSVILLE, Indiana – Berry Global Group, Inc. will supply Mondelēz International with packaging containing recycled plastic for Philadelphia cream cheese. The package contains plastic material recovered using advanced recycling technology from Berry’s partnership with SABIC, announced earlier this year. “We

  • Reducing food waste through better packaging

    June 2, 2020 by SWR Staff

    VANCOUVER – Paper or plastic? Glass or tin? Or no packaging at all? A new research report from the National Zero Waste Council reveals the relationships between food waste, packaging and GHG emissions. It provides insight into how and when

  • Jennifer Bailey joins Sanexen

    June 1, 2020 by SWR Staff

    MONTRÉAL – Jennifer Bailey has joined the Logistec Environmental Services team as vice-president, business development, of Sanexen Environmental Services Inc. In this new role, Bailey will work with the environmental team to define and implement a business development plan for

  • App helps Loblaw divert 4.6 million pounds of food from landfill

    May 28, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO –A partnership between the Flashfood app and Loblaw resulted in diversion of 4.6 million pounds of potential food waste from landfills. in 2019. Now the program is expanding to more stores. Originally launched in 138 Maxi and Provigo stores throughout

  • News Truck

    Waste hauler takes delivery of first Autocar DC-64R

    May 27, 2020 by Today's Trucking

      HOUSTON, Texas – Autocar has delivered its first DC-64R conventional roll-off waste truck to WCA Waste Corporation. The company says WCA helped develop specific features and benefits during the product development process. “The three Cs of a healthy business

  • Researchers recycle bioplastic into solvent

    May 25, 2020 by SWR Staff

    A faster, more efficient way of recycling plant-based “bioplastics” has been developed by a team of scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Bath in the U.K. The team has shown how their chemical recycling method not only speeds up

  • UBC researchers develop biodegradable medical mask

    May 22, 2020 by Emily Atkins

    VANCOUVER – The shortage of medical grade masks worldwide has hobbled health care professionals responding to the novel coronavirus – highlighting the need for improving supply lines and manufacturing more masks locally. Researchers in the BioProducts Institute at the University of British

  • Micron Waste buying PPE manufacturer

    May 20, 2020 by SWR Staff

    VANCOUVER – Micron Waste Technologies Inc. has agreed to purchase all the shares of Covid Technologies Inc. Covid is a privately held British Columbia corporation based in Vancouver, British Columbia dedicated to the manufacture of personal protective equipment (PPE) in

  • NOVA Chemicals and Enerkem collaborate on plastics recycling

    May 19, 2020 by Emily Atkins

    CALGARY – NOVA Chemicals Corporation, a producer of chemicals and plastic resins, and Enerkem Inc., a waste to renewable fuels and chemicals producer, will explore turning non-recyclable and non-compostable municipal waste into ethylene, a basic building block of plastics. Working

  • Biotech byproducts shown to be effective fertilizers

    May 18, 2020 by SWR Staff

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Recycling biotechnology byproducts has been found to enhance soil health while reducing carbon emissions and maintaining crop yields. A recent paper examines the possible benefits of a new kind of crop fertilizer. Researchers from the University of