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.
NYC plastic bag fee blocked by Gov. Cuomoby Canadian Plastics
But Cuomo calls for New York State to take action on “plastic bag problem.”
CPIA names Joe Hruska as new VP, sustainabilityby Canadian Plastics
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.
FEPAC to close shopby Canadian Plastics
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.
EPA doubles down on 2025 emissions standardsby Canadian Plastics
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.
Niagara Region unveils new technology at recycling centreby Canadian Plastics
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.
New plastics recycling plant planned for Sarnia, Ont.by Canadian Plastics
Veteran recyclers create partnership to revitalize plastics recycler Entropex.
Novamont invests 100 million euros in biochemical plantby Canadian Plastics
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.
Ontario cancels 1,000 megawatts of new wind and solar projectsby Canadian Plastics
The decision is designed to help keep rising consumer hydro rates in check.
Microplastics found throughout Great Lakes rivers: studyby Canadian Plastics
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.
FEPAC, Vinyl Institute announce Canada-wide sustainability partnershipby Canadian Plastics
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…