Waste & Recycling


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    Newalta,Tervita merge to form enviro giant

    March 5, 2018 by SWR Staff

    The new joint company will provide waste processing, treating, recycling and disposal services, with 115 operating locations, approximately 2,000 employees and approximately 1,000 customers.

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    Circular Economy Success Stories

    March 1, 2018 by Catherine Leighton

    Two case studies presented here represent prime examples of the circular economy. They demonstrate that circular economy programs can divert waste from landfill, support the local economy, and build social capital through support

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    All Roads Lead to Rhodes

    November 22, 2017 by Timothy Byrne

    To the south of the city of Rhodes lies the Bay of Faliraki in the district of Kalithea, a busy tourist resort for holidaymakers worldwide and where the sun shines for ten months of the year. This resort district creates 50 tonnes of waste each day.

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    Back to the Past: 1980s Black Country Waste Disposal Hauliers

    October 12, 2017 by Timothy Byrne

    Cartaways, Clugston Reclamation, Leigh Environmental, and A.Smith and Sons (Waste Disposal) Ltd. Remember these? These waste disposal companies used to be a familiar sight on the Black Country’s roads. How did these companies develop across the Black Country and, more

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    Circular Reference Error: Do We Understand the Circular Economy. Pt. 2 – Will a Voluntary Approach Work for Food & Organic Resources?

    September 3, 2017 by Peter Hargreave

    In part two of a three-piece series on the Circular Economy, authors Paul van der Werf @allfoodisfood and Peter Hargreave @phargreave discuss the circular economy, its implications, and its end value.

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    Circular Reference Error: Do we understand the circular economy? Part 1

    July 27, 2017 by Peter Hargreave

    his is the start of a three-piece series on the Circular Economy. We pushed our ideas back and forth to each other until this short essay took form. Laden or leaden with our thoughts and opinions we hope that it

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    Opportunities for Textile Recycling

    July 6, 2017 by Sabine Weber

    Clothing consumption has steadily increased over the last 30 years, to the degree that in 2013 the average consumer in North America purchased 64 garments per year at a rate of 1.2 garments per week.

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    The Role of Lubricants in Waste Fleet Management

    July 5, 2017 by Brian Humphrey

    The collection, transportation, processing, and disposal of waste is a costly and time consuming process that uses specialized vehicles and requires high levels of monitoring and management

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    National Strategy to Address Disposal of Mercury-Containing Lamps Becomes Law

    June 26, 2017 by SWR Staff

    Bill C-238, a private member’s bill that sets a national strategy for sound management of mercury-containing lamps, has received Royal Assent and is now federal law.

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    CWMA’s New Board Includes First Nations Representative

    May 21, 2017 by SWR Staff

    The Coast Waste Management Association (CWMA), a membership association serving the solid waste and recycling industry in coastal British Columbia, is pleased to welcome two new Directors elected to serve a two-year term and help guide the association in the