CPIA makes new commitment to Operation Clean Sweepby 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.
Ottawa plans to eliminate single-use plastics from federal operationsby Canadian Plastics
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announces the federal government plans to eliminate single-use plastics throughout government operations.
Beer-maker Carlsberg replacing plastic wrapping on its six-packs with glueby Canadian Plastics
Described as a “world first for the beer industry,” the Danish brewer said it would cut the amount of plastic used in its traditional multi-packs by as much as 76 per cent.
Nova Chemicals investing $2 million to reduce plastic debris in oceansby Canadian Plastics
The investment supports Project Stop, a new global initiative to design and implement solutions to reduce marine plastic pollution especially in countries with high leakage of plastics into our oceans.
Grocery chain giant Kroger to ban single-use plastic bags by 2025by Canadian Plastics
Kroger Corp., America’s largest grocery chain, has announced that it will phase out single-use plastic bags across all of its stores by 2025. Kroger includes major chains such as Ralphs, Harris Teeter, Food 4 Less, Pick ‘n Save and, of…
Walt Disney Co. plans to eliminate plastic straws by mid-2019by Canadian Plastics
The company also said that it plans to transition to using refillable in-room amenities in its hotels and on its cruise ships over the next few years; and that it will be reducing the number of plastic shopping bags in its parks as well as on its cruise line.
Starbucks proposed plastic straw ban draws fire from disability rights groupsby Canadian Plastics
Starbucks announced on July 9 that it would phase out plastic straws from its stores by 2020. In the past few days, however, several U.S.-based groups have protested the policy, saying it will exclude some people with disabilities.
Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, The Keg and other restaurants will eliminate plastic strawsby Canadian Plastics
Recipe Unlimited – which owns these and other chains – plans to eliminate plastic straws from its entire restaurant network by March 2019, to be replaced by paper straws.
Five tons of ocean plastic is sculpted into a 38-foot-tall whaleby Canadian Plastics
Plastic waste fished from the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans has been sculpted into a 38-foot-tall whale in Bruges, Belgium as part of the city’s Triennial Bruges 2018: Liquid City event.
McDonald’s to phase out plastic straws in UK, Irelandby Canadian Plastics
The fast food giant announced on June 15 that it will replace plastic straws in all of its restaurants throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland – totalling about 1,300 locations – by 2019.
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.