Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Plastics report highlights policy options

    October 21, 2019 by SWR Staff

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ocean Conservancy, in partnership with the Trash Free Seas Alliance, has released its new “Plastics Policy Playbook: Strategies for a Plastic-Free Ocean.” Based on desk-side research, in-country workshops and robust financial modeling, the report is an in-depth

  • Quebec residents urged to recycle their electronics

    October 18, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MONTRÉAL – Almost two thirds (62 percent) of Quebecers have end-of-life electronics in their homes. Since significant quantities of raw materials such as palladium, gold, silver, and copper that could be used to make new products are left unused in

  • News Packaging

    Sustainable protective packaging competition opens

    October 17, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has launched a Protective Packaging Design Challenge, an open competition for innovators, entrepreneurs, and start-ups to submit new ideas for sustainable protective packaging solutions. Protective packaging is critical to protecting products during

  • Joint venture to produce bio-based acrylic acid

    October 16, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CHICAGO – Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and LG Chem are going to jointly develop biobased acrylic acid, a foundational element required in the manufacture of superabsorbent polymers (SAP) used in a range of hygiene products, including diapers. ADM and

  • Hilton lathers up: Soap recycling to expand

    October 15, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MCLEAN, Va. –The Hilton hotel chain is expanding its 10-year soap recycling program to include 5,300 properties in more than 70 countries and territories around the globe.The company made the announcement in time for Global Handwashing Day on October 15.

  • Environmental 360 Solutions buys Dufour Waste Disposal

    October 14, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Environmental 360 Solutions, Inc. (E360S) has acquired Dufour Waste Disposal Inc., which operates out of Kapuskasing and Sudbury, Ontario.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Dufour, which was established in 1964, boasts more than 70 pieces

  • News Biogas Energy

    From cow to car: Using dairy waste to power EVs

    October 11, 2019 by SWR Staff

    SAN JOSE, Calif. and VISALIA, Calif. – Bloom Energy and California Bioenergy LLC (CalBio), are collaborating to convert dairy waste into renewable electricity without combustion. CalBio’s dairy digester technology with Bloom Energy’s solid oxide fuel cell technology delivers an end-to-end

  • CNG fueling station opens in Kelowna

    October 10, 2019 by SWR Staff

    KELOWNA, BC – Natural gas-powered transportation has a new hub in British Columbia with the opening of  the first public access compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling station in Kelowna. This station expands the province’s CNG network and will help enable

  • Waste Management tops category in sustainability index

    October 9, 2019 by SWR Staff

    HOUSTON – For the second year in a row, Waste Management has been named the Sector Leader for Commercial Services, at the top of the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for North America and the World. Amid a record

  • Canada to get first biomass/gas-to-liquids facility

    October 8, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CALGARY – Expander Energy Inc. (Expander) and Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd. (Vanderwell), an Alberta-based, family-owned company, will build Canada’s first commercial demonstration Biomass/Gas to Liquids facility (BGTL) in the Slave Lake area of Alberta. The plant will produce clean burning