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.
Herbold Meckesheim moves to new facilityby Canadian Plastics
U.S.-based size reduction equipment manufacturer Herbold Meckesheim USA has moved into a larger headquarters in Rhode Island.
Big increase in plastic recycling in Canada: CPIAby Canadian Plastics
The amount of plastic packaging recycled in Canada increased by 15% in one year.
Bulk Handling buys PET recycling equipment maker National Recovery Technologiesby 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…
Mega-recycling facility opens in Englandby Canadian Plastics
A plastics reprocessing plant in Lincolnshire, UK, claimed to be the largest of its kind in the world, has been officially opened.
Most Canadians have access to plastics recycling: studyby 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.
Operation Clean Sweep catching on in Canadaby Canadian Plastics
Operation Clean Sweep appears to be taking off in Canada.
Canadian plastic-to-oil recycler JBI gets noticedby 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.
American Chemistry Council sets up Facebook site to promote recyclingby Canadian Plastics
Not-for-profit industry association the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has turned to Facebook to help consumers learn more about plastics recycling.
Worker dies in Alberta plastics recycling accidentby Canadian Plastics
Provincial safety officials are investigating the death of a worker at a central Alberta plastics recycling plant.
Plastics recycling catching on in Halifaxby Canadian Plastics
Halifax is diverting tons of plastics away from landfills after the successful expansion of the region’s recycling program.