Waste & Recycling


  • Covid virus present after sewage treatment

    October 29, 2020 by SWR Staff

    BEER-SHEVA, Israel – Wastewater must be treated beyond conventional methods in order to eliminate the new coronavirus. Researchers at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev released this finding in the first study of SARS-CoV-2 survivability via RNA detection within sewage

  • Feds award contract to remove Navy ship

    October 28, 2020 by SWR Staff

    BRIDGEWATER, Nova Scotia – The federal government has awarded a contract to RJ MacIsaac Construction Ltd. of Antigonish, Nova Scotia to dismantle and remove the former HMCS Cormorant from the Port of Bridgewater. RJ MacIsaac Construction Ltd. is a marine

  • CleanFarms adds Alberta bag and twine collections sites

    October 26, 2020 by SWR Staff

    LETHBRIDGE, Alberta – As of early October, CleanFarms has added six new collection sites for empty agricultural grain bags and used twine for recycling. This increases the total number of collection locations in the ‘Alberta Ag-plastic. Recycle It!‘ pilot program

  • Tim Hortons piloting container deposit program

    October 23, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Tim Hortons is partnering with TerraCycle’s zero-waste platform, Loop, to pilot a program that will give customers the option of paying a deposit and receiving reusable and returnable cups or food containers with their order. Customers can return

  • TOMRA calls for global plastic action

    October 22, 2020 by SWR Staff

    ASKER, Norway – TOMRA has backed calls for a United Nations treaty to address global plastic pollution. The Norway-headquartered company has signed an international corporate manifesto, The Business Call for a UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution, which calls on governments

  • Feds challenge industry to make PPE more recyclable

    October 21, 2020 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – Two new challenges launched through the Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) program seek to make personal protective equipment (PPE) more compostable, and recyclable. The National Research Council of Canada (NRC), in collaboration with Environment & Climate Change Canada (ECCC)

  • SWANA releases research on state of plastics recycling

    October 20, 2020 by SWR Staff

    Silver Spring, Maryland – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has issued a new white paper for SWANA members, State of Plastic Waste Management in the United States and Canada, that gives a timely snapshot of the issue

  • Plastic converted to oil in project to raise awareness

    October 19, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TYLER, Texas – A non-profit in Hawaii has collected over 1.2 million plastic caps and lids and shipped them to Texas for conversion into oil. Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaii (B.E.A.C.H.) co-founders Suzanne Frazer and Dean Otsuki spearheaded a campaign

  • Environmental 360 Solutions Ltd. buys Whitecap Environmental Services Inc.

    October 16, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Environmental 360 Solutions Ltd. (E360S) has acquired Whitecap Environmental Services Inc., headquartered in Mission, British Columbia. Founded in 2016, Whitecap Environmental provides hazardous and non-hazardous material destruction services for a wide variety of industries including pharmaceutical, agriculture, consumer

  • Associations release guide to reduce battery fires

    October 15, 2020 by SWR Staff

    SILVER SPRING, Maryland – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA), the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc (ISRI), and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) have developed a Guide for Developing Lithium Battery Management Practices at Materials