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  • U.S. plastics industry makes the case for recycling

    March 29, 2019 by SWR Staff

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. plastics industry made the case for greater recycling infrastructure at the 2019 Plastics Industry Fly-In on March 27, an event where industry representatives from around the country gather on Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers.

  • Second Harvest follows up food waste study

    March 28, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Second Harvest is undertaking the first national study of food programs offered by public sector and community service organizations though a $1.8 million grant from the Walmart Foundation. Second Harvest will again partner with Value Chain Management International,

  • Auto recyclers cautious about outlook

    March 27, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VIENNA – More than a third of respondents (38 per cent) at the recent International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC) 2019 expect economic conditions for the automotive recycling industry to deteriorate over the next two years. A similarly high percentage, however,

  • New CFO for SynTech Bioenergy

    March 26, 2019 by SWR Staff

    ENGLEWOOD, Col. – SynTech Bioenergy, a provider of technology that produces renewable, carbon-negative clean energy, has appointed Garrett Pettingell as chief financial officer. “Garrett brings extraordinary depth and breadth of experience to our executive team, particularly in helping businesses match their

  • Steel recycler fined in worker injury

    March 25, 2019 by SWR Staff

    WINDSOR, Ont. – K-Scrap Resources Ltd., a steel recycling company in Windsor, Ontario pleaded guilty and was fined $55,000 after a worker was injured. The K-Scrap facility is divided into work areas, serviced internally by vehicle pathways and a railroad

  • Starbucks shares progress towards packaging sustainability

    March 22, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SEATTLE – Starbucks leadership has shared progress and plans towards. creating more sustainable packing options for its take out products. Over the next year in several markets worldwide, the company will trial new, greener cups. Customers in New York, San Francisco,

  • Shampoo in ocean-plastic bottles

    March 21, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CINCINNATI – Herbal Essences has teamed up with TerraCycle to create recyclable shampoo and conditioner bottles made of 25 per cent beach plastic. “Plastic floating in our oceans and rivers has been a recent topic for discussion and unless people

  • News Recycling

    Gillette makes all razors recyclable in U.S.

    March 20, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BOSTON – Gillette, in partnership with TerraCycle, announced for the first-time in the United States that all brands of disposable razors, replaceable-blade cartridge units and razor plastic packaging are recyclable on a national-scale. Through the innovative partnership consumers can recycle

  • Toronto zoo to gain digester

    March 19, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – The federal government is investing up to $2.7 million, subject to a formal funding agreement, to help ZooShare Biogas add new digester technology to its existing biogas plant in Toronto, which turns animal waste from the Toronto Zoo

  • Calgary gets funding for methane collection

    March 15, 2019 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    CALGARY – Federal funding of up to $5.9 million, subject to a formal funding agreement, will help Calgary’s Waste & Recycling Services reduce greenhouse gas emissions by expanding its landfill gas collection systems. The East Calgary Waste Management Facility will install