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SWANA submits statement on recycling challenges for U.S. Senate

June 22, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has submitted a written statement to the leadership of the U.S. Senate Committee of Environment and Public Works (EPW) concerning some of the challenges facing recycling in the…

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Bottled up frustration for PET

June 17, 2020 by Susan Mair, Petrochemical Analyst at ICIS

Changes in tourism and travel due to the pandemic will affect pries and supply of PET resin feedstocks

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Ontario residents generate more garbage during pandemic

June 15, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

With the support of Ontario municipalities, representing close to 8.5 million residents, data has been gathered to better understand the high-level impacts of COVID-19 on residential and commercial waste generation. Since the week of March 9th data has been tracked…

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What happens to waste PPE during the coronavirus pandemic?

June 5, 2020 by Carly Fletcher

The most effective means of disposal is to burn it

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UBC researchers develop biodegradable medical mask

May 22, 2020 by Emily Atkins

VANCOUVER – The shortage of medical grade masks worldwide has hobbled health care professionals responding to the novel coronavirus – highlighting the need for improving supply lines and manufacturing more masks locally. Researchers in the BioProducts Institute at the University of British…

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Micron Waste buying PPE manufacturer

May 20, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

VANCOUVER – Micron Waste Technologies Inc. has agreed to purchase all the shares of Covid Technologies Inc. Covid is a privately held British Columbia corporation based in Vancouver, British Columbia dedicated to the manufacture of personal protective equipment (PPE) in…

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Rare earth recycler pivots to make sanitizer

May 15, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

MONTREAL – Geomega Resources Inc., a rare earths clean technologies developer for mining and recycling, has retrofitted its pilot plant and has begun the production of hand sanitizer for the Québec market. The Rare Earth Pilot Plant facility, located at…

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Using lots of plastic packaging during the coronavirus crisis? You’re not alone

May 15, 2020 by Daiane Scaraboto, Alison M Joubert & Claudia Gonzalez-Arcos

Amid understandable concern over health and hygiene during the pandemic, the problem of disposable plastics has taken a back seat

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Waste Connections reports revenue up in Q1 2020

May 13, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

TORONTO – Waste Connections, Inc. exceed its Q1 2020 profit outlook in spite of the pandemic. “We couldn’t be any prouder of our company’s preparedness for and execution during this pandemic, which should leave us well-positioned when we emerge from…

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Geotab launches economic recovery dashboard

May 12, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

TORONTO – Geotab has launched a Commercial Transportation Recovery Dashboard. Using aggregated and anonymized data processed from more than two million of its connected fleet vehicles around the world, the dashboard helps to depict the current state of COVID-19 recovery and…