Waste & Recycling


  • Fortum develops lithium recycling for EV batteries

    November 23, 2020 by SWR Staff

    ESPOO, Finland – Fortum has developed a new method to recycle lithium from rechargeable batteries.  Lithium is one of the most valuable components in lithium-ion batteries. However, there has been difficulty in recovering lithium and making it available quickly enough

  • News Batteries

    Li-Cycle lands funding for hub

    November 20, 2020 by Emily Atkins

    TORONTO – Li-Cycle Corp. has closed a Series C equity funding round to fund the development of its Rochester, New York, commercial hub and to drive expansion into international markets. Moore Strategic Ventures LLC led the financing round, terms of

  • Carbios produces bottles from enzymatically recycled plastic

    November 19, 2020 by Emily Atkins

    CLERMONT-FERRAND, France – Carbios has announced it has successfully produced the first bottles containing 100 percent recycled Purified Terephthalic Acid (rPTA) from textile waste that contains a high PET content. This result confirms the capacity of its technology to recycle

  • New material from bottle caps and labels

    November 17, 2020 by SWR Staff

    CENTURY CITY, California – CarbonLITE Holdings LLC, the world’s largest recycler of plastic beverage bottles, has developed a pelletized material using the caps and labels from the plastic bottles it recycles. It is targeting the injection molding industry with its

  • News Recycling

    Clean Earth posts big bump in aerosol can recycling

    November 16, 2020 by SWR Staff

    HATBORO, Pennsylvania – Specialty waste processor Clean Earth says its Clean Earth Aerosol Recycling System expects to process 13 million aerosol cans by the end of 2020. That’s an 85 percent increase from the company’s aerosol can recycling in 2015.

  • Montreal borough begins PPE collection

    November 13, 2020 by SWR Staff

    SAINT-LAURENT, Quebec – Residents and employees of Montreal’s Saint-Laurent borough will be able to drop off personal protective equipment, including single-use masks and gloves, in new Terracyle boxes that have been set up in municipal buildings. According to the United

  • Ecogensus wins European patent

    November 12, 2020 by SWR Staff

    HARTFORD, Conn., – Ecogensus, LLC is receiving a patent in Europe for its process of converting solid wastes into fuel. The European Patent Office’s issued a notice that it intends to grant a patent for the company’s European Patent Application

  • U.S. labs collaborate on plastic bottles

    November 11, 2020 by SWR Staff

    LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico — Los Alamos National Laboratory is partnering with four other U.S. laboratories and four academic institutions in a new program to tackle the problem of plastic pollution. The partnership has been dubbed the BOTTLE Consortium for

  • G20 endorses Circular Carbon Economy Platform

    November 10, 2020 by SWR Staff

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia –Energy ministers from the G20 countries have endorsed the Circular Carbon Economy Platform as a tool to manage emissions and foster access to energy. The miniters acknowledged the Circular Carbon Economy (CCE) approach as a holistic, integrated,

  • Water treatment test facility opens in Saskatoon

    November 9, 2020 by SWR Staff

    SASKATOON, Saskatchewan – Maven Water and Environment has announced the opening a new $5 million water treatment pilot-scale testing and technology development facility in Saskatoon. The 8,000-square-foot facility is the first of its kind in North America, providing clean water