Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Jonathan Wilkinson, recently announced the next steps in the Government of Canada's plan to achieve zero plastic waste by 2030. Under the Canada-wide Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste, the federal government is collaborating with provinces, territories and municipalities, through the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment, to strengthen existing programs for plastics recycling and increase national capacity to reuse and recover more used plastics. All federal, provincial and territorial governments have now agreed to the strategy, which lays out a vision for a circular economy for plastics, as well as a two-phase action plan that is being jointly implemented.
CarbonLITE begins production at world's largest standalone bottle-to-bottle recycling facility
Each year, Waste Reduction Week (WRW) is marked in the third week of October when organizations throughout Canada celebrate achievements and commit to work harder to support the principles and practices of the circular economy, resource efficiency and waste reduction. These are all principles that are at the core of Cleanfarms.
In 2020, we have witnessed a tsunami of federal government spending in reaction to specific economic challenges created by pandemic-related shutdowns and disruptions to industries and individuals. Thankfully, so far, we're not allowing COVID-19 to completely distract us from other important matters that need tending. Since the summer we have seen unprecedented investment, from coast to coast at the federal and provincial level, into improving both organics and plastic waste recovery.
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 for solid waste and recycling managers, plastic manufacturers, and elected officials.
Advanced recycling company ReNew ELP has been awarded a £4.42 million grant from Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency, to build the world's first commercial-scale plastic recycling plant using Cat-HTR technology.
Global sustainable technology company TOMRA has backed calls for a United Nations treaty to address global plastic pollution.
Republic Services has modernized its material recovery and sorting facility in Greensboro, North Carolina. Quebec-based Machinex provided a significant equipment and system upgrade to Republic's 20-year old single-stream MRF, which re-started operation on schedule, April 9th.
Recovered paper quality certification aims to make transactions transparent for RCP sellers and buyers
A new concept for inspecting and certifying the quality of recovered paper is proving to be a valuable tool for recyclers - giving their customers confidence in product quality and the suppliers themselves accurate data to negotiate true market pricing and successfully close transactions. The approach utilizes the BaleVision quality inspection and data analytics platform from merQbiz combined with the new BaleFacts report that provides quality certification.
Artificially intelligent, high-speed robotic sorters are now commonly considered to be the future of large-scale recycling. They are one of many technology-based options that can help recyclers adapt to both changing practices in our industry, and changing commodities markets worldwide.
merQbiz, an analytics company serving the recovered paper (RCP) supply chain, has launched the next generation of its BaleVision quality assessment and analytics product suite. The launch includes data products with deeper insights into quality and procurement to inform buyers and sellers on quality and cost factors related to RCP.
We've all heard the phrase ‘Recycling is good for the planet.' This sentiment has been the focus of many marketing and educational campaigns over the years, linking the benefits of recycling to preserving the environment. The message itself has changed little over the last few decades, besides various data points added to it for reinforcement, but new research commissioned by the Carton Council of North America reveals it might be time to expand this narrative.
Samuel Packaging Systems Group has introduced their GEN2 PET Bale Tie System. Listening to feedback from current customers as well as the needs of a changing recycling marketplace, Samuel has designed and built the GEN2 system to meet these requirements.
Mack Trucks has delivered a pre-production Mack LR Electric model to Republic Services to begin in-service trials in the refuse segment. Mack will use key learnings from the trials to further refine the LR Electric as it prepares to accept orders for the truck in Q4 2020, with production beginning in 2021.
TOMRA Collection Solutions has officially launched five recycling centers in conjunction with the state of Western Australia's new deposit return system for recycling empty beverage containers, Containers For Change.
Born on the rugged logging roads of British Columbia, Western Star trucks have been known for their ability to handle tough jobs while also providing drivers a high level of comfort and performance. Those strengths are all part of the company's newest addition to its vocational truck portfolio, a fresh take on the truck that focuses on strength and performance for work truck buyers.
Return-It is taking the next step in creating a greener beverage container recycling system in B.C. by introducing Canada's first-of-its-kind compressed natural gas (CNG) hybrid-electric compaction truck.
For decades, multifamily property owners have been able to meter their water, electricity and gas consumption. Now, they can meter their waste and recycling to save on costs and drive toward waste diversion goals through a new partnership between Compology, the only provider of AI-powered waste metering, and Realpage, a provider of software and data analytics to the global real estate sector.