Ikea removing plastic bags, straws, single-use plastics by 2020by Canadian Plastics
In the latest ban involving plastic straws, Swedish home furniture supplier Ikea has pledged to remove all plastic bags, straws and other single-use plastics products its stores globally, and from customer and employee restaurants in stores by 2020.
Canadian plastics and chemistry industries set ambitious recycling targetsby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association and the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada have partnered to establish some ambitious recycling targets designed to re-use, recycle, or recover 100 per cent of plastics packaging by 2040.
A&W Canada to eliminate plastic straws from all restaurants by 2019by Canadian Plastics
The Canadian fast food chain is making the switch to paper straws.
Sarnia plastics recycler wants your black plastic trays and containersby Canadian Plastics
ReVital Polymers says that black plastics collected in recycling programs are an important resource and feedstock for its recycling business.
EU plastics industry criticizes proposal to ban single-use plasticsby Canadian Plastics
The European Plastics Converters association and the European Bioplastics trade association are both speaking out against the EU’s proposed ban.
EU proposes ban on plastic straws, cutleryby Canadian Plastics
The draft rules would ban the 10 single-use plastic products said to make up 70 per cent of all marine litter, including plastic cotton swabs, plates, and swizzle sticks.
Plastic bag among garbage found at bottom of the Mariana Trenchby Canadian Plastics
Newly-released photos and video footage show plastic is among the garbage at the deepest point in the ocean.
Vancouver to ban plastic straws, foam cups and containers by June 2019by Canadian Plastics
The decision is drawing criticism from the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, which notes that a recent public opinion survey shows the ban is highly unpopular with Vancouver residents.
Britain considers banning plastic straws, wants Canada to do the sameby Canadian Plastics
The United Kingdom wants to take action to ban plastic straws, plastic drink stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds, and is urging other Commonwealth nations – including Canada – to follow suit.
Rigid, film plastic recycling rates up in U.S.by Canadian Plastics
Recycling rates in the U.S. for non-bottle rigid plastics and plastic film wraps each improved by 10 per cent in 2016, according to two recently released reports.
Quebec recycler gets grant to process more EPSby Canadian Plastics
Victoriaville, Que.-based waste management firm Gaudreau Environnement has received a $49,250 grant from the Foam Recycling Coalition to fund a foam densifier that will allow it to capture more expanded polystyrene packaging for recycling.
Dunkin’ Donuts to eliminate foam cups worldwide in 2020by Canadian Plastics
The doughnut and beverage restaurant chain will phase new double-walled paper cups into U.S. restaurants beginning in spring 2018.
Marine organisms contribute to spread of microplastics in water: reportby Canadian Plastics
A study by UK’s University of Plymouth says that by tearing apart solid plastics, marinelife actually contributes to the spread of microplastics in the marine environment.
Victoria, B.C. to ban plastic bags starting in July 2018by Canadian Plastics
Under a new bylaw, businesses will be prohibited from providing customers single-use plastic bags. Enforcement is set to begin in January 2019.
Plastic bottle recycling falls in U.S.by Canadian Plastics
Plastic bottle recycling declined slightly in 2016, slipping 2.4 per cent to just over 2.9 billion pounds, a new report said.
New plastics recycler ReVital Polymers officially opens in Sarnia, Ont.by Canadian Plastics
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.
Initiative pledges $150 million to fight SE Asia ocean plastics problemby Canadian Plastics
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…
Ontario government creates $25.8 million cleantech innovation fundby Canadian Plastics
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.
Plastics recycler GreenMantra gets $2.2 million in fundingby Canadian Plastics
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…
Plastic-to-diesel plant coming to Nova Scotiaby Canadian Plastics
The build is expected to be completed in December 2017 and the first fuel output delivered by early 2018.