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.

May 25, 2012 News

Bulk Handling buys PET recycling equipment maker National Recovery Technologies

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

Mega-recycling facility opens in England

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

Most Canadians have access to plastics recycling: study

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

Operation Clean Sweep catching on in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Operation Clean Sweep appears to be taking off in Canada.

March 23, 2012 News

Canadian plastic-to-oil recycler JBI gets noticed

by Canadian Plastics

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 News

American Chemistry Council sets up Facebook site to promote recycling

by Canadian Plastics

Not-for-profit industry association the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has turned to Facebook to help consumers learn more about plastics recycling. 

February 25, 2012 News

Worker dies in Alberta plastics recycling accident

by Canadian Plastics

Provincial safety officials are investigating the death of a worker at a central Alberta plastics recycling plant.

February 22, 2012 News

Plastics recycling catching on in Halifax

by Canadian Plastics

Halifax is diverting tons of plastics away from landfills after the successful expansion of the region’s recycling program.