SC Johnson rolls out new cleaning bottles made from 100% recycled ocean plasticby Canadian Plastics
The new Mr Muscle Platinum Window & Glass cleaner product is part of SC Johnson’s global partnership with Plastic Bank to reduce plastic waste in the world’s oceans while also helping to alleviate poverty.
New payment card made with up to 98% upcycled plasticby Canadian Plastics
Called the Earthwise High Content Card, the card combines post-industrial rPETG with the essential, non-plastic components.
New fibreglass-reinforced watches made from ocean plastic wasteby Canadian Plastics
The Seastrong Diver Gyre Automatic line features a case comprised of 70 per cent plastic debris derived from fishing nets collected in the Indian Ocean, strengthened with 30 per cent fibreglass.
Nova reports progress on its sustainability strategyby Canadian Plastics
Nova’s new 2019 Sustainability Report highlights four areas of the Calgary-based company’s long-term strategy: circular economy, citizenship, climate care, and sustainability in operations.
Chemists create faster-degrading plastic to reduce marine litter and ghost fishingby Canadian Plastics
The new plastic is similar to nylon 6,6 in sturdiness but can degrade under any conditions with sunlight.
“Stop the Spread” business information line now open in Ontarioby Canadian Plastics
The province has launched a toll-free line to provide support to businesses that have questions about the recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces over COVID-19 fears.
“Superworms” that eat polystyrene might help plastic pollution problemby Canadian Plastics
Researchers in Beijing have discovered that scavenger worms will eat Styrofoam, which is one of the most difficult plastic materials to biodegrade.
Project STOP wins oil and gas industry awardby Canadian Plastics
Co-founded by Borealis and SYSTEMIQ in 2017, the Project STOP initiative partners with cities to stop plastic waste leaking into the ocean.
Dow Chemical agrees to $77 million environmental settlement in Michiganby Canadian Plastics
The proposed settlement compensates for damage to natural resources caused by pollution from Dow’s plant in Midland, Mich.
Consumer goods giant Unilever vows to halve virgin plastics use by 2025by Canadian Plastics
The business, whose brands include Dove, Ben & Jerry’s and Lipton, said it would achieve this by cutting its “absolute use of plastic packaging” by over 100,000 tonnes and “accelerating its use of recycled plastic.”
Nova Chemicals just got even more sustainableby Canadian Plastics
With the new position of director of sustainability filled by Sarah Marshall, the Calgary-based polyethylene resin maker is walking the walk when it comes to advancing the circular economy.
Sobeys plans to remove plastic bags from all stores in 2020by Canadian Plastics
The Stellarton, N.S.-based national grocery chain said it will adopt paper and reusable bags at its 255 outlets across the country by January.
Nova Chemicals announces new sustainability strategyby Canadian Plastics
The Calgary-based chemical maker’s new six-pronged sustainability commitment is designed to help eliminate plastic waste.
P.E.I. becomes the first province to ban plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
The province’s Plastic Bag Reduction Act officially came into effect earlier this month, and prohibits businesses from offering single-use plastic bags at the checkout.
Sidel joins Ellen MacArthur’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitmentby Canadian Plastics
This worldwide initiative was launched in 2018 with the goal of addressing the plastic waste and pollution crisis at its source and keeping plastics within the economy.
Straw maker Stone Straw fights back with bioplastic strawsby Canadian Plastics
Traditional plastic straws are an endangered species nowadays, which is why this well-known Brantford, Ont.-based extruder is making the move to an eco-friendly plant-based alternative.
Mexico City passes ban on plastic bags, single-use utensilsby Canadian Plastics
Set to come into force in December 2020 or January 2021, the ban will include such articles as non-biodegradable plastic bags, straws, cutlery, cups, and coffee capsules.
Thousands of responses to Newfoundland and Labrador plastic bag ban surveyby Canadian Plastics
The province’s Environment department says that a decision on the possibility of banning single-use plastic bags is coming in the “near future”.
Ocean Cleanup project hits a snagby Canadian Plastics
98% of European plastics production covered by Operation Clean Sweepby Canadian Plastics
The international program is designed to prevent plastic pellets, flakes, and powder from being lost from factory floors and winding up in lakes and oceans.