Solid Waste & Recycling


  • News Plastics

    Sobeys phasing out plastic bags

    July 31, 2019 by SWR Staff

    STELLARTON, NS, – Sobeys Inc. will remove plastic grocery bags from all Sobeys grocery stores by the end of January 2020. The change will take 225 million plastic grocery bags out of circulation at Sobeys’ 255 locations across Canada each

  • Federal contamination cleanup to create sector jobs

    July 29, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VICTORIA – Tthe Government of Canada is renewing the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan for another 15 years (2020–2034) and will spend $1.16 billion from 2020 to 2024. With this new funding, it is estimated that 242 sites will be

  • Joint venture makes bio-plastics from diesel

    July 25, 2019 by SWR Staff

    LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, and Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel from waste and residues, have produced several thousand tonnes of bio-based plastics which are approved for food packaging

  • News Automotive

    Vehicle plastic recycling demo succeeds

    July 23, 2019 by SWR Staff

    An end-of-life vehicle (ELV) recycling demonstration project has proved that recovering thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) from ELV bumpers is feasible. Launched in 2015 in the U.S., the ELV Project was designed to study the viability of collecting and recycling plastic car

  • GFL registers for IPO

    July 22, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – GFL Environmental Inc. (together with GFL Environmental Holdings Inc., GFL) announced the filing of a registration statement on Form F-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a preliminary base PREP prospectus with the securities regulatory

  • Ottawa funds bioplastics research projects

    July 19, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    OTTAWA – A $300,000 investment in the first phase of a Bioplastics Challenge is aimed at helping small businesses reduce pollution by turning forest-based residue into sustainable domestic plastic material. The investment will be split equally between two recipients whose

  • SMEs eligible for energy-efficiency funding

    July 18, 2019 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – Small- and medium-sized businesses in the four provinces where the federal government carbon-pollution pricing currently applies can now apply to the SME Project stream of the Climate Action Incentive Fund. Small and medium-sized businesses (fewer than 500 employees)

  • News Plastics

    Major plastics companies join alliance

    July 17, 2019 by SWR Staff

    WASHINGTON – The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) has welcomed 12 new companies from across the plastics value chain, including Chinese state-owned Sinopec. The new members expand both the global footprint of the Alliance and the participation of companies

  • News Biosolids

    Biosolids gasification plant approved for New Jersey

    July 16, 2019 by SWR Staff

    LINDEN, N.J. & FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Aries Clean Energy has received all the approvals required to construct New Jersey’s first biosolids-only gasification facility. The plant will bring environmental and sustainable benefits to the area by processing 400 tons of biosolids

  • News Plastics

    KFC cutting down on plastics

    July 15, 2019 by SWR Staff

    VAUGHAN, Ontario – KFC Canada is undertaking a series of sustainability and environmental commitments aimed at curbing the company’s use of plastics in restaurants across the country. By October 2019, plastic straws and plastic bags will no longer be used