Global demand for bioplastics to exceed one million tons in 2015: reportby Canadian Plastics
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…
Global plastics industry launches action plan to reduce marine litterby Canadian Plastics
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…
Post-consumer plastic bottles used to make houses in Nigerian cityby Canadian Plastics
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.
Tetra Pak unveils new waste reduction initiativesby Canadian Plastics
Tying in with Canada’s National Waste Reduction Week, food packager Tetra Pak Inc. has launched its own global sustainability goals.
CPIA leads tour of Edmonton’s mega-recycling facilityby Canadian Plastics
On October 5, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) co-sponsored a tour of the future.
Par-Pak making Canadian, international expansionsby Canadian Plastics
Rigid food packaging producer Par-Pak Ltd. is beefing up operations at its three manufacturing sites.
SPI reappoints plastics recycler to handle NPE 2012 scrapby Canadian Plastics
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.
Canadian beauty product maker partners with TerraCycle to turn PET waste into playgroundsby Canadian Plastics
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 to introduce 100% recycled plastic bottles in Canadaby Canadian Plastics
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.
Ontario plastics recycler gets $4 million to fund pilot programby Canadian Plastics
A plastics recycling company in Sarnia has received $4 million from the Ontario government to improve its technology.
Erema expands Massachusetts headquartersby Canadian Plastics
Plastics recycling systems manufacturer Erema North America has beefed up its operations by expanded its headquarters in Ipswich, Mass.
Europe consults public on possible plastic bag banby Canadian Plastics
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.
New coalition seeks to increase medical plastics recyclingby Canadian Plastics
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.
Saskatchewan recycling project targets agricultural plasticby Canadian Plastics
The Saskatchewan government is introducing a new one-year $200,000 recycling program for plastic grain bags.
Water bottler opens new closed-loop facility in Ontarioby Canadian Plastics
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…
Recycling assets of Ontario company acquired by Fox Petroleumby Canadian Plastics
Development stage company Fox Petroleum Inc. has bought the recycling assets of Hamilton, Ont.-based Resource Polymers Inc.
India trade group fighting plastic bag bansby Canadian Plastics
An India-based plastics association is fighting back against anti-plastics legislation.
Quebec PET recycler to produce food-grade resinby Canadian Plastics
Joliette, Que.-based PET recycler Plastrec Inc. has announced plans to begin production of food-grade PET resin.
Oceanic garbage patch much smaller than previously reported: studyby Canadian Plastics
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.
Italy bans plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
As of Jan. 1, Italy became the first European nation to ban nonbiodegradable plastic bags nationwide.