Solid Waste & Recycling


  • ‘Single-use’ named word of the year

    November 7, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    GLASGOW – ‘Single-use’, a term that describes items whose unchecked proliferation are blamed for damaging the environment and affecting the food chain, has been named Collins Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2018. Single-use refers to products – often plastic –

  • News Cleantech

    CleanTech Export Week seeks to build entrepreneurial strength

    November 6, 2018 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – Export Development Canada’s (EDC) second annual Cleantech Export Week launches today, bringing together experts from across Canada’s clean technology sector to continue a national conversation about the opportunities open to Canadian cleantech companies willing to tap into demand outside the

  • News Awards

    Enerkem CEO wins entrepreneur award

    November 5, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    MONTREAL – Enerkem Inc.’s co-founder, president and CEO, Vincent Chornet received the 2018 EY Quebec Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Cleantech category at a gala on November 1, 2018 in Montreal. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program

  • Container ports work to highlight recycling

    November 1, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    DUBAI – Five of the world’s largest container port operators took part in a week-long initiative to promote sustainable resource usage in their respective port and facility networks. During the fifth annual Go Green Initiative, 8,332 employees of DP World,

  • Consumer Good Forum endorses New Plastics Economy

    October 30, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    PARIS – The Board of Directors of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has called for the consumer goods industry to play a leading role in eliminating plastic waste on land and sea and endorses the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy vision. The statement

  • News Plastics

    Netherlands endorses ocean Plastics Charter

    October 29, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    OTTAWA – The Netherlands has endorsed the Canada-led Ocean Plastics Charter. A key outcome of the G7 Summit in June, the Ocean Plastics Charter was initially adopted by Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. The

  • Toronto to join global circular economy network

    October 26, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    TORONTO – Toronto is the first city in Canada to join the Circular Economy 100 (CE100) network, created by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The CE100 brings together corporations, municipalities and other orders of government, academic institutions and innovators to realize

  • News Organics

    Cannavore finds U.S. distributor

    October 25, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    VANCOUVER and THE COLONY, TX – Micron Waste Technologies Inc. has partnered with Quest Resource Management Group LLC, a fully owned subsidiary of Quest Resource Holding Corporation, a provider of environmental reuse, recycling, and disposal services, to market and distribute Micron’s

  • Waste Management Energy Service opens oilfield waste disposal

    October 24, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    BALMORHEA, Texas – Waste Management Energy Services of Texas, LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Houston-based Waste Management, Inc., announced that its new Reeves County Solids and Liquids Injection Facility, designed for the safe disposal of oilfield wastes, is now fully

  • News Recycling

    Amazon investing to support recycling infrastructure in U.S.

    October 23, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    SEATTLE –Amazon will invest US$10 million in Closed Loop Fund to support recycling infrastructure in the United States. Amazon’s investment will increase the availability of curbside recycling for three million homes in communities across the country, making it easier for