Waste & Recycling


  • 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

  • Polystyrene recycling facility slated for Illinois

    September 29, 2020 by SWR Staff

    CHANNAHON, Illinois – INEOS Styrolution and AmSty, two of the largest global producers of polystyrene, plan to construct a joint 100-ton-per-day facility in Channahon, Illinois. The plant will use Agilyx’s technology to recycle post-use polystyrene products back into virgin-equivalent styrene

  • Chris Biederman tapped for Li-Cycle technical role

    September 28, 2020 by SWR Staff

    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – Li-Cycle Corp. has appointed Chris Biederman to the role of chief technical officer (CTO).   Biederman, who joined the company in January as chief process engineer, brings with him more than 12 years of process engineering experience

  • Return-It adds hybrid-electric compaction truck

    September 25, 2020 by SWR Staff

    Burnaby, B.C. – Return-It has introduced the first-of-its-kind compressed natural gas (CNG) hybrid-electric compaction truck in Canada. In a pilot project launching this month, Return-It is beginning the decarbonization of its transportation fleet, which could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from

  • Li-Cycle building hub in Rochester, New York

    September 24, 2020 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO – Li-Cycle Corp. plans to invest over US$175 million in its first commercial lithium-ion battery recycling Hub at Eastman Business Park (EBP) in Rochester, New York. The Hub is a wet chemistry/hydrometallurgical facility that will refine battery-grade materials from

  • B.C. broadens organic waste collection

    September 23, 2020 by SWR Staff

    VICTORIA, British Columbia – Communities throughout British Columbia will soon be able to build organic waste processing facilities and implement organic curbside pickup programs. The Province is launching the CleanBC Organic Infrastructure and Collection Program and providing up to $25.7

  • News Cleantech

    Feds fund nine new cleantech projects

    September 22, 2020 by SWR Staff

    OTTAWA – The federal government has announced $24.8 million in funding for nine clean-tech small businesses across Canada. The nine projects are receiving funding and support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), which finds, funds and fosters technologies that advance a

  • Cleanfarms ramps up agricultural plastic recycling

    September 21, 2020 by SWR Staff

    ETOBICOKE, Ontario – A multi-year initiative that is helping to recover and recycle plastic used on farms will ramp up this fall, providing more Canadian farmers with opportunities to manage plastic waste in environmentally responsible ways. The project, funded by

  • Milliken joins the Polypropylene Recycling Coalition

    September 18, 2020 by SWR Staff

    SPARTANBURG, South Carolina – As part of a multi-pronged strategy aimed to amplify plastic circularity, Milliken & Company has joined the Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, an industry collaboration established by The Recycling Partnership to improve polypropylene (PP) plastic recovery and recycling

  • Mondi introduces paper-based packaging

    September 17, 2020 by SWR Staff

    VIENNA, Austria – Packaging and paper manufacturer Mondi is launching a fully recyclable 80 percent paper-based packaging solution for cold meats and cheese. The new packaging will reduce plastic usage for Austrian dairy producer SalzburgMilch by approximately 40 tonnes per