Recycling of plastic film still growing: reportby Canadian Plastics
Recycling of post-consumer film packaging hit 1.02 billion pounds in 2012 – an increase of 56 per cent since 2005, but just 1 per cent since 2011, according to new figures from the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC).
Recycling of plastic packaging across Canada continues to increase: reportby Canadian Plastics
For the third year in a row, the amount of post-consumer plastic packaging being recycled across Canada has increased.
SPI appoints plastics recycler for NPE2015by Canadian Plastics
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association has appointed Commercial Plastics Recycling (CPR) as the official recycling company for the NPE2015 international plastics exposition.
Recycler NGR buys majority stake in Dr. Collin GmbHby Canadian Plastics
Austria-based plastic recycling equipment maker Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH (NGR) has acquired a majority interest in the German company Dr. Collin GmbH.
Marine plastic litter can be converted into useable fuel: new Canadian studyby Canadian Plastics
Converting plastic from rivers, lakes and oceans into fuel is not as difficult as some might think, according to a new Canadian study.
K 2013 WRAP UP: RECYCLINGby Canadian Plastics
NGR and Leistritz team up for recycling compounding technologyby Canadian Plastics
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 Montrealby Canadian Plastics
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 plasticby Canadian Plastics
Diesel-powered trucks could soon be running on energy obtained from your discarded soda bottles.
Royal DSM and Ravago team up for recycled compoundsby Canadian Plastics
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: reportby Canadian Plastics
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 companyby Canadian Plastics
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.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.
60 billion PET bottles recycled in Europe in 2012: trade groupby Canadian Plastics
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”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…
Sarnia plastics recycler fined after worker injuryby 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.
NGR buys filtration systems maker Britas Recyclingby Canadian Plastics
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, opportunitiesby 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…
California nixes plastic ocean debris billby 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.
Massive fire destroys Windsor, Ont. plastics recyclerby Canadian Plastics
A huge fire has destroyed a Windsor, Ont. plastics recycling plant.