Solid Waste & Recycling


  • NOVA Chemicals joins plastics stewardship program

    November 5, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Calgary, Alberta – NOVA Chemicals Corporation is the first Canadian-based company to publicly pledge its commitment to Operation Clean Sweep Blue (OCS Blue) and verify compliance within all program parameters by January 1, 2022. OCS Blue is an international product

  • News Awards

    Keeling Curve Prize nominations open

    November 4, 2019 by SWR Staff

    ASPEN, Colo. – The application period is opens for the 2020 Keeling Curve Prize, which awards US$25,000 to each of 10 projects designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or increase their uptake. Each year, this prestigious competition attracts inspiring entries

  • Montreal startup invents sustainable running shoe

    November 1, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MONTREAL – Each year, more than 300 million shoes end up in landfills (as reported by the U.S. Department of the Interior). Way Running has introduced a sustainable experience in running with The Sustainable Runner. ”We wanted the Way Sustainable

  • Port of LA running RNG-powered trucks

    October 31, 2019 by SWR Staff

    NEWPORT BEACH, California – Meeting the challenge to clean up some of the most polluted air in the country, Southern California has hit a new milestone with over 100 trucks outfitted with the cleanest ultra low-NOx engines available now operating

  • Vancouver hosts Zero Waste Conference

    October 30, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VANCOUVER – Thought leaders, innovators and global brands will converge on Vancouver over the next two days for the ninth annual Zero Waste Conference, hosted by Metro Vancouver. The 2019 Zero Waste Conference brings change-makers and innovators from different sectors

  • Ontario’s Beer Store dropping plastic bags

    October 29, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – The Beer Store will be eliminating single-use plastic bags at all retail locations in January 2020. Many products sold at the Beer Store are already packaged using recyclable materials for easy transport. For customers who require it, the

  • Vancouver to produce RNG at landfill

    October 28, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VANCOUVER – The City of Vancouver and FortisBC have received regulatory approval from the British Columbia Utilities Commission to produce Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) at the City’s landfill in Delta. This project aligns with the City’s and FortisBC’s shared commitment

  • TOMRA shoots for 40 percent recycling of plastic packaging

    October 25, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TOMRA has committed to enable 40 percent of plastic packaging produced globally each year to be collected for recycling by 2030. President and CEO Stefan Ranstrand made the announcement at Our Ocean conference held in Oslo on October 24, 2019.

  • Return-It bumps bottle deposit rates in B.C.

    October 24, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BURNABY, B.C. – Encorp Pacific, better known as Return-It, the industry owned, not-for-profit product stewardship organization responsible for beverage container recycling in B.C., will increase deposits for non-alcohol beverage containers up to and including one litre from five cents to

  • Holy Grail 2.0 getting off the ground

    October 22, 2019 by SWR Staff

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Packaging manufacturer Berry Global Group, Inc. is participating in the new recycling initiative, HolyGrail 2.0. It is the result of the pioneering Project HolyGrail, led by Gian De Belder at Proctor & Gamble, which worked on the