Canadian Plastics


October 21, 2013  

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.

October 20, 2013  

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.

September 29, 2013  

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.

September 24, 2013  

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.

September 15, 2013  

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.

September 4, 2013  

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.

August 28, 2013  

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.

August 14, 2013  

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.

July 31, 2013  

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…

July 30, 2013  

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.

June 18, 2013  

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.

June 4, 2013  

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…

May 27, 2013  

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.

May 22, 2013  

Massive fire destroys Windsor, Ont. plastics recycler

A huge fire has destroyed a Windsor, Ont. plastics recycling plant.

April 23, 2013  

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.

January 23, 2013  

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.

January 16, 2013  

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.

January 4, 2013  

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.

December 23, 2012  

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,…

December 5, 2012  

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.

October 11, 2012  

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…

September 14, 2012  

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.

July 13, 2012  

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).

June 25, 2012  

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.

June 19, 2012  

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.

June 18, 2012  

Big increase in plastic recycling in Canada: CPIA

The amount of plastic packaging recycled in Canada increased by 15% in one year.

May 25, 2012  

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…

May 11, 2012  

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.

April 13, 2012  

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.

April 4, 2012  

Operation Clean Sweep catching on in Canada

Operation Clean Sweep appears to be taking off in Canada.

March 23, 2012  

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.

March 21, 2012  

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.