Waste & Recycling


  • Microscope confirms success of new aluminum recycling technique

    September 1, 2020 by SWR Staff

    BIRMINGHAM, U.K. – An innovative method for aluminum recycling has been boosted by research showing the microscopic changes that take place when molten alloys cool. Researcher Dr Biao Cai from the University of Birmingham’s School of Metallurgy and Materials used

  • Eaton launches capacitor recycling

    August 31, 2020 by SWR Staff

    GREENWOOD, South Carolina – Power management company Eaton has launched a new recycling program based out of its Emerald Road facility in Greenwood, South Carolina, that allows customers to responsibly dispose of aged, obsolete or damaged power capacitor units. The

  • SWANA cancels WASTECON for 2020

    August 28, 2020 by SWR Staff

    Silver Spring, MD – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and concern for the health and safety of participants, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has cancelled the WASTECON that would have taken place December 7-10 in Dallas,

  • New waste reporting standard available

    August 27, 2020 by SWR Staff

    AMSTERDAM – Organizations now have the means to disclose a complete picture of the waste impacts in their activities, products and services – following the launch of a new reporting standard by global sustainability standards provider GRI. GRI 306: Waste

  • SWANA joins new plastics pact

    August 26, 2020 by SWR Staff

    Silver Spring, Maryland – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is participating in the U.S. Plastics Pact, an agreement to work collectively towards a common vision of a circular economy for plastics. The U.S. Plastics Pact brings together

  • Cleantech startups chosen for innovation accelerator

    August 25, 2020 by SWR Staff

    SINGAPORE – The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (Alliance) and Plug and Play has chosen 11 finalists for a 90-day accelerator program that supports startups on their innovations in ending plastic waste. At the alliance’s Singapore hub, the virtual one-day

  • Ingram Micro ups its e-waste game

    August 24, 2020 by SWR Staff

    IRVINE, California – Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services, through its IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) services, has committed to waste-neutral disposal of its employee notebooks sold on the secondary market. The lifespan of employee notebooks is extended through secondary market

  • Garbage truck parade makes three-year-old’s birthday

    August 21, 2020 by SWR Staff

    PORTLAND, Oregon – There were nothing but smiles and cheers at a “garbage truck surprise birthday parade” this week to celebrate the third birthday of one very big garbage truck fan, Kamden Park. When the Arrow Sanitary Service Portland team

  • eTracks celebrates first year under IPR

    August 20, 2020 by SWR Staff

    OAKVILLE, Ontario –To celebrate its first year under Ontario’s new end-of-life tire regulation and Individual Producer Responsibility (IPR) model, eTracks Tire Management Systems announced several Awards of Excellence in appreciation of its suppliers’ invaluable help in achieving a seamless transition

  • GFL and Spruce Point trade barbs

    August 19, 2020 by SWR Staff

    GFL Environmental Inc. fired back at Spruce Point Capital Management on August 18, 2020, after the New York-based investment management company issued a report claiming GFL executives have ties to organized crime and the company’s shares “face 100% downside risk”.