NGR and Leistritz team up for recycling compounding technology
Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH and Leistritz Extrusionstechnik GmbH are partnering to market new lines of recycling compounding technology.
CPIA partners for new polystyrene recycling program being tested in Montreal
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), the City of Montreal, and various other partners are testing an improved system for the collection and transportation of clean polystyrene.
N.S. firm has plan for trucks to run on plastic
Diesel-powered trucks could soon be running on energy obtained from your discarded soda bottles.
Royal DSM and Ravago team up for recycled compounds
Raw materials suppliers Royal DSM and the Ravago Group are partnering to develop a portfolio of glass reinforced recycled PA6 compounds.
EU could recycle 60% of its plastics by 2020: report
A plastics recycling target of 62 per cent is achievable by 2020, according to a new study by the Brussels-based Plastics Recyclers Europe organization.
Vecoplan launches new recycling company
Size reduction equipment manufacturer Vecoplan LLC has created a new company to supply turnkey systems for residential and commercial single stream recycling facilities, as well as retrofit upgrades to existing recycling systems.
JBI to close recycling plant in Thorold, Ont.
U.S.-based plastics recycler JBI Inc. is closing its facility in Thorold, Ont. in what it describes a as a cost-cutting measure.
60 billion PET bottles recycled in Europe in 2012: trade group
Europe recycled the equivalent of more than 60 billion PET bottles in 2012, according to trade industry association Petcore Europe.
CPIA site sponsoring “Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup”
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is a site sponsor for this year’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, an annual event designed to remove shoreline litter, including plastics, from the country’s oceans, lakes, and…
Sarnia plastics recycler fined after worker injury
A Sarnia, Ont.-based plastics recycler has been fined $410,000 after a worker was pinned and injured by a bale of plastic three years ago.
NGR buys filtration systems maker Britas Recycling
Austria-based recycling equipment maker Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH has purchased Britas Recycling Anlagen GmbH of Hanau, Germany.
Flexible film plastic packaging report outlines challenges, opportunities
Plastic films currently represent around 35% of the plastics packaging stream in Ontario with some types of flexible films growing at rates of over 5% annually – and given this volume and growth, there is an increased interest and need to…
California nixes plastic ocean debris bill
A California bill that would have required manufacturers to figure out how to keep the most common post-consumer plastic out of state waterways has died in the state Assembly without a vote.
Massive fire destroys Windsor, Ont. plastics recycler
A huge fire has destroyed a Windsor, Ont. plastics recycling plant.
Toronto facility named Orbis plant of the year
Orbis Corporation, a manufacturer of sustainable reusable plastic packaging, has named its Rexdale, Ontario facility as its plant of the year.
Study highlights value of Canadian plastics-to-energy strategy
Converting all of the non-recycled plastics that are heading for Canadian landfills each year into energy using current technologies would be sufficient to provide fuel for over 600,000 automobiles annually, a new report suggests.
Value chain consortium addresses PET recycling issues
To identify solutions to the recent issues surrounding polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and full-wrap labels in the recycle stream, Eastman Chemical Company has organized a full-wrap label consortium.
Vancouver company teams with Dow to squeeze oil from waste plastics
A Canadian company that recovers energy, chemicals and oil from end-of-life waste plastics currently sent to landfill has attracted the attention of Dow Chemical Co.
Recycling of post-consumer plastic across Canada increases by 24 per cent: CPIA
Aided by the addition of thermoformed polystyrene and polyester packaging and molded tubs and lids to some municipal collection programs, Canadians recycled an additional 24 per cent of plastic packaging and products in 2011 compared to 2010,…
U.S. demand for post-consumer plastic rising: study
Demand for U.S. post-consumer recycled plastic is expected to rise 5.9 per cent annually to nearly 3.4 billion pounds in 2016, according to a new study by market research firm The Freedonia Group.
U.S. PET recycling rate holds steady
The U.S. recycling rate for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers held steady at 29.3 per cent, while collection of postconsumer PET bottles and total recycled PET produced by U.S. reclaimers reached record levels, according to a new…
Toronto now accepting PET clamshells in recycling blue boxes
Toronto’s Public Works and Infrastructure committee is moving ahead with a plan to recycle clear PET clamshell containers as well as all mixed rigid plastics like egg cartons and bakery trays.
Two major U.S. recycling organizations planning to merge
Two of America’s biggest recycling advocacy associations have announced plans to merge into a single organization, which will call itself the NorthAmerican Recycling Coalition (NRC).
NBE buys ProductSaver recycling systems
Material handling system manufacturer National Bulk Equipment Inc. (NBE) has purchased General Processing Systems Inc., makers of the ProductSaver line of recycling systems.
Herbold Meckesheim moves to new facility
U.S.-based size reduction equipment manufacturer Herbold Meckesheim USA has moved into a larger headquarters in Rhode Island.
Big increase in plastic recycling in Canada: CPIA
The amount of plastic packaging recycled in Canada increased by 15% in one year.
Bulk Handling buys PET recycling equipment maker National Recovery Technologies
Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), which manufactures and installs sorting systems and components for the solid waste, recycling, waste-to-energy, and construction and demolition industries, has acquired PET bottle and flake sorting equipment maker…
Mega-recycling facility opens in England
A plastics reprocessing plant in Lincolnshire, UK, claimed to be the largest of its kind in the world, has been officially opened.
Most Canadians have access to plastics recycling: study
A new study prepared for the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) shows that an increasing number of Canadians have access to recycling many different forms of plastic packaging.
Operation Clean Sweep catching on in Canada
Operation Clean Sweep appears to be taking off in Canada.
Canadian plastic-to-oil recycler JBI gets noticed
An Ontario-based fuel company that transforms unsorted, unwashed waste plastic into fuel without the need for refinement has caught the eye of the Discovery Channel.
American Chemistry Council sets up Facebook site to promote recycling
Not-for-profit industry association the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has turned to Facebook to help consumers learn more about plastics recycling.