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.
Toronto facility named Orbis plant of the yearby Canadian Plastics
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 strategyby 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.
Value chain consortium addresses PET recycling issuesby 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.
Vancouver company teams with Dow to squeeze oil from waste plasticsby 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.
Recycling of post-consumer plastic across Canada increases by 24 per cent: CPIAby 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,…
U.S. demand for post-consumer plastic rising: studyby 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.
U.S. PET recycling rate holds steadyby 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…
Toronto now accepting PET clamshells in recycling blue boxesby 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.
Two major U.S. recycling organizations planning to mergeby 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).
NBE buys ProductSaver recycling systemsby 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.