Solid Waste & Recycling


  • News Plastics

    Feds challenge business on plastic problems

    September 21, 2018 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA –  As the single-largest purchaser of goods and services, the federal government is using procurement in a new way to help Canadian small business owners commercialize their ideas and solve complex government challenges. Through the Innovative Solutions Canada program,

  • Enerkem pledges to take action on ocean plastic

    September 21, 2018 by SWR Staff

    MONTREAL – Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced at the G7 Environment, Energy and Oceans Ministerial Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that it will be exploring opportunities to take action on ocean plastics waste and marine litter. Following the

  • The Real Dirt on Dirt

    September 20, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    VAUGHAN, ON – Ontario’s robust construction market generates almost 26 million cubic metres of excess construction soil every year – enough dirt to fill Toronto’s Rogers Centre 16 times. About $2 billion is spent annually to manage excess soil – which

  • Canadian students to get ocean plastic education

    September 19, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    OTTAWA – The federal government has joined Ocean School, Ocean Wise, Sea Smart, Students on Ice, and WE to launch a new Ocean Plastics Education Kit for Canadian students. The Ocean Plastics Education Kit will engage students and teachers from

  • Walmart foundation offers funding for food waste reduction

    September 18, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS – The Walmart Foundation is making $1.5 million USD ($1.89 million CAD) available to fund proposals from eligible non-profit organizations working to reduce food waste in Canada. The foundation is seeking proposals from qualified organizations that have experience

  • Value Village phasing out plastic bags

    September 17, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    TORONTO – Value Village, also known as Village des Valeurs in Québec, has announced its decision to phase out plastic bags from stores across Canada and the United States by the end of 2018. In place of the plastic bags,

  • Suspects arrested in California recycling fraud cases

    September 14, 2018 by SWR Staff

    SACRAMENTO, California – The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery has arrested  eight suspects accused of attempting to defraud the state’s Beverage Container Recycling Program by smuggling out-of-state empty beverage containers for illegal California Redemption Value (CRV) redemptions. Working

  • Recycling machinery market set to pass US$1.2 billion by 2025

    September 14, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    The market for recycling equipment and machinery is forecast to reach US$1.2 billion by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Recycling equipment and machinery processes and separates materials such end-of-life tires, electric components such

  • Calgary mall implements IoT waste system

    September 13, 2018 by SWR Staff

    RICHMOND, British Columbia – RecycleSmart has rolled out a 360-degree waste and recycling plan for Calgary’s Sunridge Shopping Centre. Sunridge is located in Northeast Calgary and is operated by Primaris Management. RecycleSmart’s Internet of Things (IoT) enabled solution helps the

  • Carlsberg eliminating plastic six-pack wrap

    September 12, 2018 by SWR Staff

    COPENHAGEN – Carlsberg has announced innovations including its new Snap Pack, which is set to reduce plastic waste globally by more than 1,200 tonnes a year – the equivalent to 60 million plastic bags. The Snap Pack replaces the plastic