Waste & Recycling

Waste-to-Energy, Incineration, Gasification

  • Toronto Cintas centre earns green honour through zero waste goals

    April 2, 2018 by SWR Staff

    The Cintas Toronto Distribution Centre (DC) has earned Canada’s second TRUE certification status from Green Business Certification Inc. Canada (GBCI Canada). The 60,000 sq.ft. Mississauga facility was awarded the honour in October 2017 for achieving its zero waste goals through innovative vendor

  • Landfill Gas to Electricity

    December 1, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Starting in 2006, armed with a business plan and an apprehension that leadership in policy change will prevail in British Columbia, the eponymous technology company Cedar Road Bioenergy Inc. undertook to utilize biogas energy that was being…

  • The Art of Briquetting

    December 1, 2012 by John Nicholson

    Although it may be considered novel in Canada, the use of solid fuel from waste is common in a number of places around the world, particularly in Scandinavian countries.

  • Driving Change

    June 1, 2012 by Wes Muir

    Waste Management Inc. has quietly evolved in recent years from being a traditional waste recycling and disposal company into an increasingly high-tech firm. An industry leader, the company has been making strategic investments in both Canada…

  • Plasco Trail Road commercial-scale demonstration facility

    June 1, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    According to the Ottawa-Ontario-based Plasco Energy Group, Plasco Trail Road is the only operating commercial-scale conversion facility in the world that converts post-recycled municipal solid waste into a consistent syngas than runs GE…

  • Growing Waste, Stalled Diversion

    June 1, 2012 by Paul van der Werf & Michael Cant

    It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact year that our society shifted from mere subsistence to affluence. Maybe there has never been a precise time — just an ebb and flow, like waves on a beach. Regardless, a large shift in how we…

  • Results From Our Industry Survey

    April 1, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    When I inquired mid-February about how things were going with our online industry and readership survey, I was very happy to learn from our IT department that over 500 readers had filled in the questionnaire. That’s a great…

  • Door Wide Open

    April 1, 2012 by Paul van der Werf

    Food waste can now be turned into compost, electricity or biofuel. Eating food provides us with sequestered solar energy, but we have largely ignored tapping into that energy once it becomes a waste. There’s value in the energy of food we…

  • Mobile Waste-to-Energy

    February 1, 2012 by Guy Crittenden

    Eco Waste Solutions (EWS) is a Canadian environmental technology that’s enjoying sales abroad — a concept often touted by the government but not always seen to play out in the real world. But this Burlington, Ontario-based company…

  • California Cleantech in Canada

    December 1, 2011 by John Nicholson

    In the October 2011 Ontario election, the incumbent liberal government put much emphasis on its green jobs initiatives. Much of the emphasis on the initiative related to the Green Energy Act but other initiatives have shown the government is…