Solid Waste & Recycling


  • News Sorting

    Waste Robotics gets funding to develop hi-tech sorting system

    March 11, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QC – Waste Robotics will receive $1.4 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), to develop a sorting system that uses cutting-edge technology and artificial intelligence to separate commercial waste more efficiently. Waste Robotics aims to build a high-capacity, multi-arm

  • SEREX awarded $280,000 in financial assistance

    March 8, 2019 by SWR Staff

    AMQUI, Quebec – The Service de recherche et d’expertise en transformation des produits forestiers (SEREX) will receive a non-repayable contribution of $280,000 from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. This funding, awarded under CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program, is aimed

  • Students urged to recycle cell phones

    March 7, 2019 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – Canadian students and their families are being encouraged to celebrate Earth Day 2019 by recycling old and unwanted cell phones for the Earth Month Challenge. With families purchasing new cell phones every year, old phones are being stored

  • Rubicon partners with Japanese group

    March 6, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Atlanta, Georgia – Rubicon Global, a technology company that provides waste, recycling and smart city solutions to businesses and governments worldwide, and Odakyu Group, a transportation, retail and real estate company in Japan, have signed a partnership agreement for a pilot

  • French company produces infinitely recyclable PET bottles

    March 5, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Clermont-Ferrand, France – CARBIOS, a company pioneering new, bioindustrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers,  has produced the first PET-bottles made with 100 per cent Purified Terephthalic Acid (rPTA), through the enzymatic biorecycling of plastic waste.

  • Canadians recycle batteries in record numbers

    March 4, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Canadians recycled more than 2.7-million kilograms of household batteries in 2018, an increase of three per cent over 2017 and a record for Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., the organization responsible for battery collection. “Thanks to provincial regulations and partnerships with

  • Regina gets federal funding for landfill gas project

    March 1, 2019 by SWR Staff

    REGINA – The City of Regina is receiving almost $1.3 million in funding to help expand its landfill-gas-collection system. The system collects methane emitted by the landfill, reducing air pollution by preventing this potent greenhouse gas from being released into the

  • News Diversion

    Twelve tons of waste diverted during Superbowl

    February 28, 2019 by SWR Staff

    ATLANTA – Rubicon Global diverted nearly 12 tons of waste destined for landfills from State Farm Arena during Superbowl festivities in Atlanta, Georgia. This waste was generated as a result of five events being held at the State Farm Arena

  • News Plastics

    Walmart taps private label suppliers to reduce plastics

    February 27, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart is planning to reduce plastic waste by tapping its private label suppliers. The initiative, announced at Walmart’s annual supplier forum, is expected to affect over 30,000 SKUs. Walmart announced that it will work with its U.S.

  • Wastequip buys Amrep

    February 26, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Wastequip is acquiring Amrep, a refuse body and hoist manufacturer. A family-owned business based in Ontario, Calif. with additional facilities in Salisbury, N.C.; Phoenix, Arizona; Pacific, Washington and Sacramento, California, Amrep was founded in 1976 and has