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.
Toronto Mayor will abolish plastic bag tax: reportsby Canadian Plastics
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will abolish the city’s five-cent plastic bag fee, according to media reports.
CPIA leads plastics recycling mission to Germanyby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) used the recent K 2010 show Dusseldorf, Germany to expose Canadian participants to some of the leading post-use plastic recovery technologies in the world.
New plastics recycling line kicks off in Quebecby Canadian Plastics
An innovative new processing line is set to open at a Quebec recycling facility on October 27.
Plastics recycler fills a big void (September 24, 2010)by Canadian Plastics
Some statistics can put you to sleep. Here’s one that should wake you up: less than 25 per cent of pla…
Plastic debris field in Atlantic Ocean smaller than it should be: studyby Canadian Plastics
Researchers have mapped out a previously undefined field of plastic debris floating in the western North Atl…
Alberta to cut plastic bag use by half by 2013by Canadian Plastics
The Alberta government and four of Canada’s major retail associations have reached an agreement that they sa…
Sarnia pilot recycling program called “a success”by Canadian Plastics
A two-stage pilot public spaces program that took place in Sarnia, Ont. during 2009 has been labeled a success…
New (and first) PLA recycler opens shop in U.S.by Canadian Plastics
A company claiming to be the first in the U.S. to exclusively recycle post consumer and post industrial poly…
PLASTICS RECYCLING: NOW MORE THAN EVERby Canadian Plastics
That font of knowledge known as “Wikipedia” defines plastic recycling as the process of recovering scrap or wa…
SPE gives out environmental awardsby Canadian Plastics
The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will honor a variety of plastics recyclers during its Global Plas…