December 8, 2011 News

Global demand for bioplastics to exceed one million tons in 2015: report

by 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…

November 21, 2011 News

Global plastics industry launches action plan to reduce marine litter

by 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…

November 11, 2011 News

Post-consumer plastic bottles used to make houses in Nigerian city

by 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.

October 16, 2011 News

Tetra Pak unveils new waste reduction initiatives

by Canadian Plastics

Tying in with Canada’s National Waste Reduction Week, food packager Tetra Pak Inc. has launched its own global sustainability goals.

October 14, 2011 News

CPIA leads tour of Edmonton’s mega-recycling facility

by Canadian Plastics

On October 5, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) co-sponsored a tour of the future.

August 29, 2011 News

Par-Pak making Canadian, international expansions

by Canadian Plastics

Rigid food packaging producer Par-Pak Ltd. is beefing up operations at its three manufacturing sites.

August 19, 2011 News

SPI reappoints plastics recycler to handle NPE 2012 scrap

by 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.

July 27, 2011 News

Canadian beauty product maker partners with TerraCycle to turn PET waste into playgrounds

by 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.

July 18, 2011 News

PepsiCo to introduce 100% recycled plastic bottles in Canada

by 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.

June 9, 2011 News

Ontario plastics recycler gets $4 million to fund pilot program

by Canadian Plastics

A plastics recycling company in Sarnia has received $4 million from the Ontario government to improve its technology.

May 25, 2011 News

Erema expands Massachusetts headquarters

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics recycling systems manufacturer Erema North America has beefed up its operations by expanded its headquarters in Ipswich, Mass.

May 20, 2011 News

Europe consults public on possible plastic bag ban

by 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.  

April 19, 2011 News

New coalition seeks to increase medical plastics recycling

by 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.

March 28, 2011 News

Saskatchewan recycling project targets agricultural plastic

by Canadian Plastics

The Saskatchewan government is introducing a new one-year $200,000 recycling program for plastic grain bags.

March 10, 2011 News

Water bottler opens new closed-loop facility in Ontario

by 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…

March 2, 2011 News

Recycling assets of Ontario company acquired by Fox Petroleum

by Canadian Plastics

Development stage company Fox Petroleum Inc. has bought the recycling assets of Hamilton, Ont.-based Resource Polymers Inc.

February 9, 2011 News

India trade group fighting plastic bag bans

by Canadian Plastics

An India-based plastics association is fighting back against anti-plastics legislation.

January 27, 2011 News

Quebec PET recycler to produce food-grade resin

by Canadian Plastics

Joliette, Que.-based PET recycler Plastrec Inc. has announced plans to begin production of food-grade PET resin.

January 9, 2011 News

Oceanic garbage patch much smaller than previously reported: study

by 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.

January 5, 2011 News

Italy bans plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

As of Jan. 1, Italy became the first European nation to ban nonbiodegradable plastic bags nationwide.