Waste & Recycling


  • Matt Madeksza to head up Veolia North America 

    October 14, 2020 by SWR Staff

    BOSTON – Matt Madeksza, an established business leader with more than 20 years experience in business development and industrial expertise, has been named president and CEO of Veolia North America. Madeksza’s appointment was announced by the Paris-based Veolia group. VNA,

  • Tim Hortons steps up to plastics ban

    October 13, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Tim Hortons says it is in the process of introducing paper straws in its 4,000 restaurants in Canada and plans to complete the transition from plastic by early 2021. Almost 90 Tim Hortons restaurants in and near Vancouver

  • News Bans Plastics

    Plastics association questions Canada’s ban

    October 12, 2020 by SWR Staff

    Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) president and CEO Tony Radoszewski warned Canada’s new regulation banning single use plastics contradicts established science and could undermine the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In a statement Radoszewski said: “The action being taken by the

  • Ontario’s largest RNG plant to be built in Niagara

    October 9, 2020 by SWR Staff

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario — Ontario will soon be home to a new renewable natural gas (RNG) facility. The Niagara Falls Renewable Natural Gas plant will be the largest of its kind in Ontario and will generate enough clean renewable energy

  • Biodegradation test lab to open in Ohio

    October 8, 2020 by SWR Staff

    DAYTON, Ohio – OWS Inc. will open a laboratory in Dayton, Ohio in spring 2021 to meet growing demand for biodegradation and compostability testing services. The new site will augment the laboratory located at the headquarters of OWS’s parent company,

  • Reverse vending for soda cartridges

    October 7, 2020 by SWR Staff

    SHELTON, Connecticut – SodaStream and Tomra are piloting a solution for in-store return of used CO2 cylinders. The goal is to make cylinder exchange more efficient for both retailers and SodaStream customers. Special SodaStream-branded reverse vending machines (RVMs) are now

  • Cascades produces recyclable thermoformed tray

    October 6, 2020 by SWR Staff

    KINGSEY FALLS, Quebec – Cascades is launching the first 100% recycled and recyclable thermoformed cardboard tray designed for fresh food packers using automated equipment in North America. This thermoformed tray delivers a food packaging solution that was developed entirely using

  • Ontario seeking organics input

    October 5, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – The Ontario government is seeking public input on its proposal to reduce the amount of food and organic waste going to landfills. Proposed amendments to the Food and Organic Waste Policy Statement would clarify and expand the types

  • GFL wins Niagara region collection contract

    October 1, 2020 by SWR Staff

    VAUGHAN, Ontario – GFL Environmental Inc. has been awarded the residential solid waste and recycling collection contract for part of the Niagara Region. Collection for the towns of Grimsby, Lincoln, Pelham, Thorold, Wainfleet and West Lincoln will begin on October

  • CleanFarms collecting pesticides in B.C.

    September 30, 2020 by SWR Staff

    MOOSE JAW, Sask. – This fall, farmers on Vancouver Island and in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia can safely dispose of unwanted agricultural pesticides and old, obsolete livestock and equine medications through a Cleanfarms clean-up program. Cleanfarms is operating