U.S.-based plastics recycler JBI Inc. is closing its facility in Thorold, Ont. in what it describes a as a cost-cutting measure.
Europe recycled the equivalent of more than 60 billion PET bottles in 2012, according to trade industry association Petcore Europe.
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…
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.
Austria-based recycling equipment maker Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH has purchased Britas Recycling Anlagen GmbH of Hanau, Germany.
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…
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.
A huge fire has destroyed a Windsor, Ont. plastics recycling plant.
Orbis Corporation, a manufacturer of sustainable reusable plastic packaging, has named its Rexdale, Ontario facility as its plant of the year.
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.
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.
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.
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,…
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.
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’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 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).
Material handling system manufacturer National Bulk Equipment Inc. (NBE) has purchased General Processing Systems Inc., makers of the ProductSaver line of recycling systems.
U.S.-based size reduction equipment manufacturer Herbold Meckesheim USA has moved into a larger headquarters in Rhode Island.
The amount of plastic packaging recycled in Canada increased by 15% in one year.