Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Blockchain for plastics recycling

    April 23, 2020 by Emily Atkins

    BASF has launched a blockchain pilot project in British Columbia to help increase the circularity of the plastics lifecycle. Called reciChain, the project combines blockchain with a digital badge and loop count technology that enables the secured sharing of data

  • IKEA deploys food waste tracking

    April 22, 2020 by Emily Atkins

    IKEA Canada achieved the goal of reducing food waste in its kitchens by over 30 percent within one year of implementing a new food waste tracking program. IKEA Edmonton led the way with a reduction of 40 percent in one

  • Bourbonnais steps down from Sanexen

    April 20, 2020 by SWR Staff

    MONTRÉAL – Kevin Bourbonnais will be stepping down as president of Sanexen Environmental Services Inc. and Logistec Environmental Services Inc. Madeleine Paquin, president and CEO of Logistec will assume the role of president of Sanexen until a new leader is

  • Sennebogen appoints new sales director

    April 17, 2020 by SWR Staff

    STANLEY, NC – Jason Jones has joined Sennebogen LLC’s executive team as Americas sales manager. Jones now takes senior responsibility for developing and leading the Sennebogen sales network in the USA, Canada, Mexico and South America. “We are very pleased

  • News Blue Box

    Ontario blue box windup plan deadline extended

    April 16, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO –The Ontario government has extended the deadline for winding up the blue box program. The Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has extended the deadline for Stewardship Ontario (SO) to submit its proposed Blue Box Program Wind-up Plan

  • SWANA reports “significant” uptick in fatalities

    April 15, 2020 by SWR Staff

    Silver Spring, MD – Over the past month, there has been a significant increase in the number of fatal incidents involving solid waste collection vehicles and employees. Since March 14, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is aware

  • Garbage shortage driving rats indoors

    April 13, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – The rats are coming. With Covid-19 causing restaurants, hotels and other industries to close or slow operations down, there is less garbage on the streets waiting for pickup. For rats, this means their daily smorgasbord or leftover delights

  • XCMG delivers dust suppression equipment to Middle East

    April 10, 2020 by SWR Staff

    XUZHOU, China – XCMG has delivered an order of multi-functional dust suppression vehicles to the Middle East on March 30, the company’s first bulk export of the product. The deal was completed on XCMG’s platform and is also the first

  • CARBIOS pioneers depolymerization enzyme

    April 9, 2020 by SWR Staff

    CLERMONT-FERRAND, France – CARBIOS, a company pioneering new bio-industrial solutions for plastics recycling, has developed a new enzyme, which can biologically depolymerize all polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic waste, so that it can be efficiently recycled into new bottles. By leveraging

  • Troy University researching uses for recycled medical plastic

    April 8, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TROY, Alabama – Troy University’s Center for Materials and Manufacturing Sciences is undertaking new research aimed to bolster production of personal protective equipment (PPEs) for healthcare workers and create new avenues for recycling medical plastic waste. The ongoing coronavirus crisis