Plastic bottle recycling declined slightly in 2016, slipping 2.4 per cent to just over 2.9 billion pounds, a new report said.
ReVital Polymers Inc., which was founded last year but officially launched on Oct. 20, is owned and operated by recycling industry pioneers Emmie Leung and Tony Moucachen.
Major brands, non-profit organizations, and industry groups have joined together to raise $150 million to promote the collection and recycling of plastics debris that may otherwise wind up in the world’s oceans. The initiative is designed to fund waste management…
The fund will aid development of greenhouse-gas-reducing technologies, both in the prototype and pilot phases. The initiative is funded by proceeds from the province’s carbon market.
A plastics recycler is among six Toronto-area cleantech companies receiving a total of $15.5 million in investments from the federal government’s Sustainable Development Technology Canada program. GreenMantra Technologies of Brantford, Ont., is receiving $2.2 million to develop new ways to…
The build is expected to be completed in December 2017 and the first fuel output delivered by early 2018.
But Cuomo calls for New York State to take action on “plastic bag problem.”
Hruska will lead the development and execution of Toronto-based CPIA’s sustainability, advocacy, and partnership programs to promote solutions that increase the recycling and recovery of plastics at their end-of-life and reduce marine litter.
The Quebec-based industry association will cease operations on Dec. 31. Its signature ECOresponsible program will continue under the guidance of Quebec’s Council of Sustainable Industries.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to leave in place its greenhouse gas emissions standards for light vehicles through the 2025 model year. Many in the auto industry aren’t happy with the decision.
Polystyrene foam densifier was delivered with funding through a partnership between Niagara Region, the Waste Diversion Ontario Continuous Improvement Fund and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association.
Veteran recyclers create partnership to revitalize plastics recycler Entropex.
The Italian biochemical company has opened the first plant in the world to make a chemical compound used in the production of plastics with renewable sources.
The decision is designed to help keep rising consumer hydro rates in check.
The study tested 107 water samples collected from 29 Great Lakes tributaries in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New York, and found microplastics in all samples.
Two Canadian plastics associations are partnering in a bid to boost the industry’s efforts at sustainability. The Quebec-based Fédération des Plastiques et Alliances Composites (FEPAC) and the Vinyl Institute of Canada, which is headquartered in Oakville, Ont., are partnering to…
Despite a widespread perception to the contrary, the environmental cost of using plastics in consumer goods and packaging is nearly four times less than if plastics were replaced with alternative materials, a new study reports. The study, by market research…
Researchers are testing the material’s durability and heat resistance for potential use in vehicle interior and exterior components such as wiring harnesses and storage bins.
The current global bioplastics market is valued at US$30.8 billion, and is expected to grow at an annual rate of 17.5% during 2015-2020, driven by increasing popularity in the end user industries, a new report said. But the report, created…
At least 320.7 million kilograms of post-consumer plastic were collected in Canada for recycling in 2014.