Solid Waste & Recycling


  • OceanBound Plastic receives FDA approval

    August 15, 2019 by SWR Staff

    ATLANTA – Envision Plastics can now provide customers with OceanBound Plastic, a post-consumer resin collected from at-risk regions around the globe, specifically manufactured for direct food contact. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Letter of Non-Objection

  • 30 solid waste worker fatalities already this year

    August 14, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has identified at least 30 solid waste worker fatalities in 2019 in the United States and Canada. An average of more than four worker fatalities have occurred each

  • Tervita Corporation to clean up creek at Victoria airport

    August 13, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SIDNEY, BC – The Government of Canada has awarded a contract to Tervita Corporation to restore the environmental health of Reay Creek’s bed by removing elevated concentrations of metals in sediments found in Transport Canada-owned Victoria Airport lands. The creek

  • News Landfills

    Charah Solutions to build new Florida landfill

    August 12, 2019 by SWR Staff

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Charah Solutions, Inc. was awarded a landfill construction contract in central Florida. The company will be responsible for the construction of a new, approximately 30-acre, double-lined landfill cell and all associated infrastructure. The scope of work includes state-of-the-art

  • Trex offers recyclability testing for plastic film

    August 9, 2019 by SWR Staff

    WINCHESTER, Virginia – Plastic film plays a critical role in the packaging and transportation of many consumer goods, but it also presents a considerable challenge to manufacturers looking to reduce waste and their carbon footprints. How does a company ensure

  • GFL makes Vancouver Island acquisition

    August 8, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – GFL Environmental Inc. has acquired the Vancouver Island solid waste operations of Evergreen Industries Ltd., part of the Alpine Group. Founded in 1984, the Alpine Group’s operations on Vancouver Island include residential, commercial and industrial solid waste and

  • Fedex exec appointed to Waste Connections board

    August 6, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Elise L. Jordan has been appointed to the board of directors of Waste Connections, Inc. “Elise is a seasoned finance professional with a wealth of experience in transportation, logistics and customer connectivity through her long tenure with FedEx

  • Planning to prevent injuries

    August 5, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Implementing a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) prevention plan at the organizational level can lead to a measurable reduction in work-related injuries, according to a case study presented by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) at the 2019 Workplace Safety and Prevention Services Partners

  • Loop and Loblaw partner in Toronto

    August 2, 2019 by SWR Staff

    The reusable packing partnership recently announced between Loblaw Companies and Loop, a subsidiary of New Jersey-based Terracycle that partners with retailers to reduce waste in their product and purchase cycles, will start in Canada with a single retailer based entirely

  • Apps for dinner

    August 1, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    Major Canadian grocery chains Loblaw and Sobeys have introduced systems for selling marked down produce and fresh items that are close to their expiry date. Each company has partnered with an app developer to build a system that lets consumers