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European Union seeks to reduce plastic bag usage

Source: Daily News | 2013-11-04
The European Commission has unveiled a proposal aimed at drastically reducing the use of plastic bags.

Plastic bag ban approved by Los Angeles City Council

Source: Daily News | 2013-06-19
America’s second largest city is on the verge of banning single-use plastic grocery bags.

Flexible film plastic packaging report outlines challenges, opportunities

Source: Daily News | 2013-06-04
Plastic films currently represent around 35% of the plastics packaging stream in Ontario with some types of flexible films growing at rates of over 5% annually – and given this volume and growth, there is an increased interest and need to...

Toronto facility named Orbis plant of the year

Source: Daily News | 2013-04-23
Orbis Corporation, a manufacturer of sustainable reusable plastic packaging, has named its Rexdale, Ontario facility as its plant of the year.

Cereplast reports new bioplastics sales in wake of Italian bag ban

Source: Daily News | 2013-02-09
Bioplastics manufacturer Cereplast Inc. has announced it generated approximately US$300,000 in new revenue during the final two weeks of January 2013.

Value chain consortium addresses PET recycling issues

Source: Daily News | 2013-01-16
To identify solutions to the recent issues surrounding polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and full-wrap labels in the recycle stream, Eastman Chemical Company has organized a full-wrap label consortium.

Recycling of post-consumer plastic across Canada increases by 24 per cent: CPIA

Source: Daily News | 2012-12-23
Aided by the addition of thermoformed polystyrene and polyester packaging and molded tubs and lids to some municipal collection programs, Canadians recycled an additional 24 per cent of plastic packaging and products in 2011 compared to 2010,...

U.S. demand for post-consumer plastic rising: study

Source: Daily News | 2012-12-05
Demand for U.S. post-consumer recycled plastic is expected to rise 5.9 per cent annually to nearly 3.4 billion pounds in 2016, according to a new study by market research firm The Freedonia Group.

Toronto scraps plastic bag ban

Source: Daily News | 2012-11-29
Toronto City Council has decided not to proceed with a contentious ban on single-use plastic bags that was due to take effect on Jan. 1.

Tetra Pak unveils new waste reduction initiatives

Source: Daily News | 2011-10-16
Tying in with Canada's National Waste Reduction Week, food packager Tetra Pak Inc. has launched its own global sustainability goals.