Halifax is diverting tons of plastics away from landfills after the successful expansion of the region’s recycling program.
Spurred by preferences for sustainable materials, improved product performance, and price parity with petroleum-based plastics, the global demand for biodegradable and bio-based plastics will more than triple to more than 1.1 million tons…
Plastics industry leaders from across the world – including from organizations such as the Society of the Plastics Industry and the American Chemistry Council – met this week in Dubai to create a global action plan for solutions on…
City planners in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna are using post-consumer plastic bottles to help solve a housing shortage in Africa’s most populous nation.
Tying in with Canada’s National Waste Reduction Week, food packager Tetra Pak Inc. has launched its own global sustainability goals.
On October 5, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) co-sponsored a tour of the future.
Rigid food packaging producer Par-Pak Ltd. is beefing up operations at its three manufacturing sites.
Once again, an Illinois-based recycler has landed the job of recycling all of the plastic scrap generated at next year’s NPE 2012 trade show in Orlando.
Garnier Canada, a brand owned by personal care and beauty product maker L’Oreal, has entered into an exclusive partnership with waste recycling expert TerraCycle to recycle PET packaging.
PepsiCo Beverages Canada is set to launch 7UP soft drink in bottles made from 100 per cent recycled PET plastic – the first such bottle in North America, the company said.
A plastics recycling company in Sarnia has received $4 million from the Ontario government to improve its technology.
Plastics recycling systems manufacturer Erema North America has beefed up its operations by expanded its headquarters in Ipswich, Mass.
The European Commission (EC) is considering a ban of plastic bags as one of several options to reduce the use of plastic carrier bags, and has launched a public consultation to help determine the issue.
Eight players in the recycling, waste management and medical parts businesses have banded together to form a technical coalition dedicated to increasing recovery rates for plastic used by the healthcare industry.
The Saskatchewan government is introducing a new one-year $200,000 recycling program for plastic grain bags.
Bottled water producer Ice River Springs has completed converting an industrial building in Shelburne, Ont. into a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling plant, said to be the first to self-manufacture its own resin and produce plastic…
Development stage company Fox Petroleum Inc. has bought the recycling assets of Hamilton, Ont.-based Resource Polymers Inc.
An India-based plastics association is fighting back against anti-plastics legislation.
Joliette, Que.-based PET recycler Plastrec Inc. has announced plans to begin production of food-grade PET resin.
The size of an area of floating plastic refuse in the northern Pacific Ocean called the called “Great Garbage Patch” has been wildly exaggerated by media reports, according to a new analysis from Oregon State University.