Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Water refill stations eliminating need for plastic bottles

    October 5, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    DENVER – With its new-tech Water Refill Stations now deployed at major corporations, hotels, schools and fitness centres in 42 states across the United States, FloWater has eliminated the need for 50 million (and counting) single-use plastic water bottles from

  • News Organics

    Cannabis digester moving to commercial production

    October 4, 2018 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Vancouver – Micron Waste Technologies Inc. has reported positive results from the optimization of the Cannavore cannabis waste processing units with Aurora Cannabis Inc. The next step is to optimize the technology for sub-zero operations, as well as add computerized

  • York Environmental Solutions acquires SC Disposal

    October 3, 2018 by SWR Staff

    Vaughan, ON – York Environmental Solutions LP has acquired SC Disposal Inc., expanding its Canadian operations to include full service waste management and recycling services. Founded by Alex and Spencer Shafran in North York, Ontario, SC Disposal has been providing

  • University of Lethbridge establishing polymers centre

    October 2, 2018 by SWR Staff

    LETHBRIDGE, AB – The University of Lethbridge is receiving funds to establish a green polymer and technologies centre on campus. It will develop innovative biodegradable plastics and technologies that make producing biodegradable plastic products more energy efficient and cost effective.

  • News Plastics

    Axiom Gear expanding use of recycled fishing nets

    October 1, 2018 by SWR Staff

    PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. – Axiom Cycling Gear, a producer of cycling accessories based in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, says their proprietary Oceanweave fabric, made from 100 per cent recycled fishing net, will be used in the construction of their entire line

  • News Plastics

    PHA biodegradable plastic plant to be world first

    September 28, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky – Danimer Scientific, a manufacturer of biodegradable and compostable plastic products, will locate a fermentation facility in Winchester, KY with a $36.2 million investment and create 37 full-time jobs. Danimer Scientific will produce its proprietary Nodax polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)

  • Ontario mercury collection program expands

    September 27, 2018 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Scout Environmental is proud to announce the expansion of Mercury Roundup: a program that educates Ontarians on the dangers of mercury — a toxic heavy metal — and empowers them to bring mercury-containing products to their local household

  • Toronto to consult public on reducing single-use items

    September 26, 2018 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO  – The City of Toronto is inviting residents to share their views on how to reduce the use of single-use and takeaway items. A single-use or takeaway item is any product designed for a single use after which it

  • Toronto launches TOwaste app

    September 25, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    TORONTO – Toronto residents can now access collection schedules, the Waste Wizard search tool and information about where to find Drop-off Depots and donation centres from their smartphone or tablet with a new City of Toronto app called TOwaste. “The

  • News Landfills

    Vancouver Landfill entrance upgrades begin

    September 24, 2018 by SWR Staff

    VANCOUVER – Construction has begun on upgrades to the entrance of the Vancouver Landfill in Delta, designed to enhance customer service and move the City of Vancouver closer to meeting its Zero Waste goals.  The project includes the addition of