Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Municipal solid waste market to grow three per cent

    April 30, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    LONDON, UK – The global municipal solid waste (MSW) management market is expected to post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of close to three per cent during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio.

  • Solid waste worker fatalities up in 2018

    April 29, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Silver Spring, MD – At least 59 solid waste industry workers died on the job in 2018 in the United States and Canada, according to the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), an increase of 19 fatalities from the previous

  • Ovivo acquires Varec Biogas

    April 26, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MONTREAL – Ovivo Inc., which provides water and wastewater treatment equipment, technology and systems, has acquired Westech Industrial Inc., doing business as Varec Biogas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Westech Industrial Ltd. Based in Stafford, Texas, and Huntington Beach, California, Varec

  • Edmonton’s anaerobic digestion facility wins environmental award

    April 24, 2019 by SWR Staff

    EDMONTON – One of Maple Reinders’ most recent construction projects, a High Solids Anaerobic Digestion Facility (HSADF) being built for the city of Edmonton, has been recognized with the Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) 2018 Environmental Achievement Award. Maple Reinders is

  • 30 years of ag plastics collection

    April 23, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MOOSE JAW, Saskatchewan – Thirty years ago, the crop protection industry in Canada planted the seeds of a voluntary stewardship program in Prairie communities to collect empty agricultural plastic jugs for recycling. The idea took root and since then, Cleanfarms

  • Recycled polystyrene successfully converted into styrene

    April 22, 2019 by SWR Staff

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas – In keeping with its plan to develop a long-term sustainable model for plastics recycling, AmSty, a U.S.-based producer of polystyrene, is using recycled polystyrene, known as recycled styrene monomer (RSM), as feedstock for its world-scale styrene

  • Apple making it easier to recycle devices

    April 19, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CUPERTINO, Calif. – Apple is expanding its recycling programs and quadrupling the number of locations US customers can send their iPhone to be disassembled by Daisy, its recycling robot. Daisy will disassemble and recycle select used iPhones returned to Best Buy

  • News Research

    Micron opens innovation centre

    April 18, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    Vancouver – Micron Waste Technologies Inc. officially opened its waste treatment innovation centre in Metro-Vancouver on April 16. The new Delta facility will be the operational headquarters for Micron’s research team, led by chief technology officer Bob Bhushan. Current and

  • News Diversion

    Toshiba partnership with Close the Loop diverts toner

    April 17, 2019 by SWR Staff

    LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Toshiba America Business Solutions revealed it recycled more than 229 metric tons of e-waste – stemming from used toner products – in 2018. The total marks the highest amount of e-waste the company has recycled in

  • Recycling and Waste Solutions buys Sustainable Solutions Group

    April 16, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CHADDS FORD, Pa. – Recycling and Waste Solutions (RWS), will acquire Sustainable Solutions Group (SSG). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2009, SSG provides commercial waste reduction and recycling solutions nationwide. It develops comprehensive waste reduction programs