February 19, 2018 News

Quebec recycler gets grant to process more EPS

by 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.

February 14, 2018 News

Dunkin’ Donuts to eliminate foam cups worldwide in 2020

by Canadian Plastics

The doughnut and beverage restaurant chain will phase new double-walled paper cups into U.S. restaurants beginning in spring 2018.

January 6, 2018 News

Marine organisms contribute to spread of microplastics in water: report

by 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.

December 19, 2017 News

Victoria, B.C. to ban plastic bags starting in July 2018

by 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.

November 8, 2017 News

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.

October 25, 2017 News

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.

October 4, 2017 News

Initiative pledges $150 million to fight SE Asia ocean plastics problem

by 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

August 29, 2017 News

Ontario government creates $25.8 million cleantech innovation fund

by 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.

August 9, 2017 News

Plastics recycler GreenMantra gets $2.2 million in funding

by 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

May 9, 2017 News

Plastic-to-diesel plant coming to Nova Scotia

by Canadian Plastics

The build is expected to be completed in December 2017 and the first fuel output delivered by early 2018.

February 18, 2017 News

NYC plastic bag fee blocked by Gov. Cuomo

by Canadian Plastics

But Cuomo calls for New York State to take action on “plastic bag problem.”

February 3, 2017 News

CPIA names Joe Hruska as new VP, sustainability

by 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.

December 20, 2016 News

FEPAC to close shop

by 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.

December 5, 2016 News

EPA doubles down on 2025 emissions standards

by 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.

October 29, 2016 News

Niagara Region unveils new technology at recycling centre

by 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.

October 22, 2016 News

New plastics recycling plant planned for Sarnia, Ont.

by Canadian Plastics

Veteran recyclers create partnership to revitalize plastics recycler Entropex.

September 30, 2016 News

Novamont invests 100 million euros in biochemical plant

by 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.

September 28, 2016 News

Ontario cancels 1,000 megawatts of new wind and solar projects

by Canadian Plastics

The decision is designed to help keep rising consumer hydro rates in check.

September 16, 2016 News

Microplastics found throughout Great Lakes rivers: study

by 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.

September 14, 2016 News

FEPAC, Vinyl Institute announce Canada-wide sustainability partnership

by 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