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August 28, 2013 News

JBI to close recycling plant in Thorold, Ont.

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

60 billion PET bottles recycled in Europe in 2012: trade group

by Canadian Plastics

Europe recycled the equivalent of more than 60 billion PET bottles in 2012, according to trade industry association Petcore Europe.

July 31, 2013 News

CPIA site sponsoring “Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup”

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

Sarnia plastics recycler fined after worker injury

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

NGR buys filtration systems maker Britas Recycling

by Canadian Plastics

Austria-based recycling equipment maker Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH has purchased Britas Recycling Anlagen GmbH of Hanau, Germany.

June 4, 2013 News

Flexible film plastic packaging report outlines challenges, opportunities

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

California nixes plastic ocean debris bill

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

Massive fire destroys Windsor, Ont. plastics recycler

by Canadian Plastics

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

April 23, 2013 News

Toronto facility named Orbis plant of the year

by Canadian Plastics

Orbis Corporation, a manufacturer of sustainable reusable plastic packaging, has named its Rexdale, Ontario facility as its plant of the year.

January 23, 2013 News

Study highlights value of Canadian plastics-to-energy strategy

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

Value chain consortium addresses PET recycling issues

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

Vancouver company teams with Dow to squeeze oil from waste plastics

by Canadian 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 News

Recycling of post-consumer plastic across Canada increases by 24 per cent: CPIA

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

U.S. demand for post-consumer plastic rising: study

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

U.S. PET recycling rate holds steady

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

Toronto now accepting PET clamshells in recycling blue boxes

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

Two major U.S. recycling organizations planning to merge

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

NBE buys ProductSaver recycling systems

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

Herbold Meckesheim moves to new facility

by Canadian Plastics

U.S.-based size reduction equipment manufacturer Herbold Meckesheim USA has moved into a larger headquarters in Rhode Island.

June 18, 2012 News

Big increase in plastic recycling in Canada: CPIA

by Canadian Plastics

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