Solid Waste & Recycling


  • News Legal

    Competition Bureau investigating ‘flushable’ wipes

    August 29, 2019 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – Canada’s Competition Bureau has started an inquiry on alleged false and misleading advertising on 23 so-called “flushable” wipes. With regard to the Section 9 application filed with the Competition Bureau of Canada by six applicants supported by Friends

  • Feds announce new cleantech funding

    August 28, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MISSISSAUGA –Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) announced $56 million in funding for 18 cleantech companies across the country. Two of the recipients are involved in circular economy businesses. Pyrovac Inc., based in Quebec City is receiving $3 million. Pyrovac is

  • BOMAG hires sales director for Canada

    August 27, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    BOMAG Americas, Inc. has hired Matt Nelson as director of dealer sales, West Region and Canada. In his new position, Nelson will be responsible for the overall sales leadership, support and development of BOMAG’s distribution and field sales team in

  • Quebec glass recycling initiative waiting for regulation change

    August 26, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MONTRÉAL –An agreement to produce recycled glass products in Quebec is waiting on the Quebec government to ban any usage of glass in landfill sites. According to an agreement in principle between manufacturer Owens–Illinois of Montréal and conditioner Groupe Bellemare

  • UBC to expand bio-energy and research facility

    August 23, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VANCOUVER – A $20.4 million expansion of UBC’s bio-energy facility (BRDF) will receive up to $7.6 million in support from the federal government’s low-carbon economy fund. The BRDF provides heat to campus buildings, creates operational efficiency, saves money, and reduces

  • Americans keep recycling amid uncertainty

    August 22, 2019 by SWR Staff

    DENTON, Texas – Americans say they are still recycling at the same rate, despite having little confidence that their recyclables actually get recycled. In a national poll conducted by Mason-Dixon on behalf of the Carton Council, 85 percent of respondents

  • Start-up to repurpose swag

    August 21, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SOMERVILLE, Massachusetts –A new start-up will allow companies to repurpose unused swag items. Grossman Marketing Group has launched SwagCycle to focus on responsibly managing the lifecycle of branded merchandise. Branded merchandise, also known as “swag,” includes everything from t-shirts, bags

  • Grain bag recycling takes off

    August 20, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MOOSE JAW, Saskatchewan – Halfway through 2019, and with one of the busiest periods of grain bag recycling still ahead, Saskatchewan farmers have already recycled 25 percent more grain bags in 2019 than they did in all of 2018,  according

  • News Investment

    Federal Low Carbon Economy Challenge offering funding

    August 19, 2019 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – The federal government is making up to $10 million available from the Partnerships stream of the Low Carbon Economy Fund to support projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions for small and medium-sized businesses with up to 499 employees.

  • News Blue Box

    Ontario shifting blue box program to producers

    August 16, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Ontario is moving to make producers responsible for the province’s blue box program. The province yesterday announced it has directed Stewardship Ontario to transition the program to producer responsibility starting in 2023. “Transitioning the Blue Box Program to