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  • Toronto offering grants for waste reduction

    January 8, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Applications are now being accepted for the City of Toronto’s 2019 Waste Reduction Community Grants Program. Grants of up to $25,000 are available to support innovative community-based projects that reduce residential waste and/or increase participation in the City’s

  • Olympic Steel buys McCullough Industries

    January 7, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CLEVELAND – Olympic Steel Inc. has acquired the assets of McCullough Industries, Inc. Terms of the the all-cash purchase, which closed on Jan. 2, 2019, were not disclosed. This represents Olympic Steel’s second acquisition in the past nine months. McCullough

  • London keeping plastic beverage kegs out of landfill

    January 3, 2019 by SWR Staff

    LONDON, UK – Most plastic beverage kegs in the UK are not recycled and often end up in landfill. To overcome this problem, First Mile has teamed up with KeyKeg and OneCircle to create a circular program which recycles plastic

  • Bace hires Steve Martz

    January 2, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Heavy-duty baler and compactor manufacturer BACE, LLC has hired Steve Martz, an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in the recycling and waste industry. “Steve has a unique background that covers technical service, manufacturing, equipment

  • Sodexo commits to single-use plastics reduction

    January 1, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BURLINGTON, Ont. – Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company has implemented a North American single use plastics reduction plan that will eliminate single use plastic bags and stirrers by 2019, polystyrene foam items such as cups, lids and

  • Food waste recycling machine market in growth mode

    December 31, 2018 by SWR Staff

    ROCKVILLE, Maryland – The food waste recycling machine market is experiencing promising growth, driven by proactive initiatives for fostering environmental sustainability. Global sales of food waste recycling machines are likely to reach 10,890 units in 2018, up from 10,356 units

  • Ginove Inc produces 150th ROTO PAC truck

    December 28, 2018 by SWR Staff

    SCRANTON, Iowa – New Way Trucks congratulates Ginove, Inc., the Quebec-based refuse truck manufacturer, on producing their 150th ROTO PAC automated side-loading waste and recycling truck. ROTO PAC is the manufacturer’s best selling waste collection body. “We would like to

  • Greif buying Caraustar Industries

    December 27, 2018 by SWR Staff

    DELAWARE, Ohio – Packaging maker Greif, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Caraustar Industries, Inc., a  recycled paperboard and packaging solutions company, from an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital. The cash transaction is valued at US$1.8 billion. The

  • Medical waste container receives innovation award

    December 26, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    Oosterhout, The Netherlands – Mauser Packaging Solutions has launched the first medical waste container made of 100 per cent recycled plastics generated from post-consumer packaging waste. The innovative concept has been awarded the 3rd prize in the 2018 NENnovation Award

  • Ugly Christmas sweaters with a cause

    December 25, 2018 by SWR Staff

    HELSINKI, Finland – In recent years, the most talked about fashion phenomenon during the holiday season has been the “ugly Christmas sweater” trend. Now the seasonal garment has been turned into something more than a mere fashion statement. As an