Waste & Recycling


  • Canadians wasting less food during pandemic

    September 16, 2020 by SWR Staff

    VANCOUVER – A new nation-wide survey shows that Canadians are wasting less food while COVID-19 public health measures have been in place. While people are buying more food overall, 24 percent of households are throwing away or composting less uneaten

  • Federal funding for mining wastewater treatment

    September 15, 2020 by SWR Staff

    SHERBROOKE, Quebec – The federal government is providing $4.5 million for E2Metrix Inc. to help mining operations recycle wastewater. Headquartered in Sherbrooke, Quebec, E2Metrix Inc. specializes in the treatments for various forms of wastewater. Wastewater for mining operations can often contain

  • BC takes sweeping action on plastics

    September 14, 2020 by SWR Staff

    VICTORIA – British Columbia is moving to approve bylaws banning single-use plastics for the municipalities of Richmond, Victoria, Saanich, Tofino and Ucluelet, clearing the way for those communities to implement their bans. The province will also consider other bylaws as

  • News Awards

    GFL wins facility of the year award

    September 11, 2020 by SWR Staff

    VAUGHAN, Ontario – GFL Environmental Inc. has been awarded the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) 2020 Recycling Facility of the Year for its Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The award recognizes leading recycling facilities in North America

  • LyondellBasell starts up molecular recycling in Italy

    September 10, 2020 by SWR Staff

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands – LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, has started up its MoReTec molecular recycling facility in Ferrara, Italy. The proprietary MoReTec advanced recycling technology aims to return post-consumer plastic waste to

  • Ontarians in the dark about tire recycling

    September 9, 2020 by SWR Staff

    OAKVILLE – Only a third (37 percent) of Ontarians know that tires are recycled in this province. Nearly half (49 per cent) of Ontarians do not know whether they’re recycled or thrown into landfills, and a surprising 14 per cent

  • Loop Industries takes next step to manufacturing

    September 8, 2020 by SWR Staff

    MONTRÉAL – Loop Industries is partnering with Chemtex Global Corporation and Invista Performance Technologies (IPT) to roll out manufacturing facilities that use Loop’s depolymerization technology. Infinite Loop manufacturing facilities will provide an end-to-end solution to meet the global demand for

  • News Digesters

    Cruise line commits to new digesters

    September 7, 2020 by SWR Staff

    CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y. – BioHiTech Global, Inc. has received US$400,000 in new food waste digester purchase orders for its Revolution Series Digesters from Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise company. These orders are in addition to the $1

  • American AllWaste buys Highway Environmental

    September 4, 2020 by SWR Staff

    NEW YORK – American AllWaste LLC has acquired the assets of Highway Environmental, LLC, a provider of non-hazardous, liquid-waste transportation services based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Building the non-hazardous liquid waste business in

  • Metro expands FoodHero program

    September 3, 2020 by SWR Staff

    MONTRÉAL – Building on its recent pilot program in five Metro grocery stores since November 2019, Québec-based start-up FoodHero is extending its reach by deploying to nearly 100 Metro stores. The FoodHero mobile app allows Metro customers across Quebec to