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…
Plastics reduce environmental costs by nearly four times compared to alternatives: reportby Canadian Plastics
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…
Ford, Jose Cuervo team up to make bioplastic car parts from agaveby Canadian Plastics
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.
World bioplastics market is valued at $30.8 billion: reportby Canadian Plastics
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…
Canada’s plastic packaging recycling rate sees 3% growthby Canadian Plastics
At least 320.7 million kilograms of post-consumer plastic were collected in Canada for recycling in 2014.
Nova Chemical donating funds to fight Fort McMurray wildfiresby Canadian Plastics
Calgary-based Nova Chemicals Corporation is donating $200,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help victims of wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta In a May 5 statement, Nova also promised to match employee donations to the Canadian Red Cross of up…
Power Failure!by Canadian Plastics
Rising electricity prices, courtesy of Canada’s most ambitious green energy plan, are threatening to turn out the lights on Ontario’s plastics processors.
Walmart Canada to extend plastic bag feesby Canadian Plastics
A five-cent plastic bag fee to discourage single use bags and eliminate plastic film from municipal land-fill to be implemented at Walmart stores in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec during the month of May.
Much ado about frackingby Canadian Plastics
Hydraulic fracturing can open vast stores of cheap natural gas, to the benefit of North America’s chemical and plastics industry. The weird part is that, after more than 60 years, the process has suddenly become a lightning rod for controversy, and even outright bans. Here’s why.
New Brunswick government won’t lift fracking moratorium until conditions met: reportby Canadian Plastics
The province of New Brunswick won’t lift a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing until all the government’s conditions are met, New Brunswick’s energy and mines minister says. As reported by The Canadian Press, energy and mines minister Donald Arseneault says the…
U.S. to ban microbeads starting in 2017by Canadian Plastics
President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that phases out the production and sale of plastic microbeads in the U.S. The new “Microbead-Free Waters Act” – which was approved earlier this month by the House of Representatives –…