March 26, 2020 News

“Stop the Spread” business information line now open in Ontario

by 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.

March 18, 2020 Feature

“Superworms” that eat polystyrene might help plastic pollution problem

by Canadian Plastics

Researchers in Beijing have discovered that scavenger worms will eat Styrofoam, which is one of the most difficult plastic materials to biodegrade.

November 15, 2019 News

Project STOP wins oil and gas industry award

by 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.

November 11, 2019 News

Dow Chemical agrees to $77 million environmental settlement in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

The proposed settlement compensates for damage to natural resources caused by pollution from Dow’s plant in Midland, Mich.

October 7, 2019 News

Consumer goods giant Unilever vows to halve virgin plastics use by 2025

by 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.”

September 12, 2019 Feature

Nova Chemicals just got even more sustainable

by 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.

August 7, 2019 News

Sobeys plans to remove plastic bags from all stores in 2020

by 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.

August 6, 2019 News

Nova Chemicals announces new sustainability strategy

by Canadian Plastics

The Calgary-based chemical maker’s new six-pronged sustainability commitment is designed to help eliminate plastic waste.

July 29, 2019 News

P.E.I. becomes the first province to ban plastic bags

by 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.

July 13, 2019 News

Sidel joins Ellen MacArthur’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

by 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.

July 9, 2019 Feature

Straw maker Stone Straw fights back with bioplastic straws

by 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.

May 14, 2019 News

Mexico City passes ban on plastic bags, single-use utensils

by 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.

April 8, 2019 News

Thousands of responses to Newfoundland and Labrador plastic bag ban survey

by 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”.

March 29, 2019 CanPlastics TV

Ocean Cleanup project hits a snag

by Canadian Plastics
March 26, 2019 News

98% of European plastics production covered by Operation Clean Sweep

by 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.

March 18, 2019 News

Newfoundland and Labrador seeking public input on possible plastic bag ban

by Canadian Plastics

The province has established a survey asking residents and others about their opinions on the possibility of banning single-use retail plastic bags.

March 9, 2019 News

Ontario government weighs ban on single-use plastics

by Canadian Plastics

In a new discussion paper, the Province is asking the public for input on how to reduce litter and waste.

March 6, 2019 News

Ocean Cleanup mission failed because of material fatigue, investigators say

by Canadian Plastics

The ambitious system failed on Dec. 29 when a 60-foot length of the device deployed in the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch between Hawaii and California broke off.

October 30, 2018 News

Britain to tax non-recycled plastic packaging by 2022

by Canadian Plastics

Under the new proposal, which will now go out for consultation, plastic packaging that contains at least 30 per cent recycled material will be exempt from the tax.

October 1, 2018 News

CPIA makes new commitment to Operation Clean Sweep

by Canadian Plastics

The industry association’s newest Clean Sweep initiative involves getting all CPIA member companies to be signatories participating in the program by 2022.