Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Romans staying indoors as waste burns

    December 11, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Roman authorities have urged residents to stay indoors after a blaze at a waste treatment plant in the Italian capital. Media reports say that TMB waste management facility in the city’s northeast has been completely engulfed by the fire. A

  • News Recycling

    Platform developed for ship recycling data

    December 10, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    Oslo, Norway – The Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative’s (SRTI) has launched an online platform for sharing information on shipping companies’ recycling policies and practices. Shipowners will use the SRTI online platform to share information on their approaches to ship recycling

  • CHAR commissions biocarbon facility

    December 7, 2018 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – CHAR Technologies Ltd. has commissioned its biocarbon production facility in Mississauga, Ontario. CHAR creates two types of biocarbon, an activated charcoal “SulfaCHAR” and a solid biofuel (bio-coal) “CleanFyre.”  At full capacity, the facility will be capable of producing

  • Halifax to install sideguards on collection trucks

    December 6, 2018 by SWR Staff

    HALIFAX – The Halifax city council has approved the cost of buying sideguards for its garbage trucks. The Halifax Chronicle Herald reported that councillors unanimously approved the sideguards that protect pedestrians from sliding underneath waste collection trucks. They disagreed, however,

  • Nick Doyle joins TOMRA

    December 5, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    LOS ANGELES – Nick Doyle has joined the TOMRA team as sales manager, West Coast North America. In this newly created position that expands sales and customer support of TOMRA’s equipment to waste and plastics recycling operations, Doyle will consult

  • Coast Waste Management Association seeking new executive director

    December 4, 2018 by SWR Staff

    The Coast Waste Management Association (CWMA) is seeking an energetic and engaged Executive Director to lead the organization. Based on Vancouver Island, an area known for its outstanding natural beauty and recreation opportunities, the CWMA fosters environmental leadership and best

  • Nespresso adopts responsibly sourced aluminum for pods

    December 3, 2018 by SWR Staff

    MONTREAL – Nespresso will become the first company to use responsibly-sourced aluminum, supplied by Rio Tinto, to produce its coffee capsules. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together with Nespresso’s capsule manufacturers to fulfill a

  • Federal and provincial governments agree on waste reduction strategy

    November 30, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    OTTAWA – Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial environment ministers have agreed to push forward on a Canada-wide zero-plastic-waste strategy. The strategy outlines a vision to keep plastics in the economy and out of the environment through solutions to better prevent,

  • News Forestry

    Pinnacle starts pellet production

    November 29, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    VANCOUVER – Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. has commenced pellet production at its new production facility in Smithers, British Columbia, which is owned 70 per cent by Pinnacle and 30 per cent by West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. through a limited

  • News Milestones

    Fuchs celebrates 130th anniversary

    November 28, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Bad Schönborn, Germany – Over 300 customers, distributors and team members from around the world joined Fuchs in Bad Schönborn, Germany from October 18 to 20, 2018 for a three-day celebration to mark the copmany’s 130th anniversary.   Founded by Johannes