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.

January 3, 2011 News

Toronto Mayor will abolish plastic bag tax: reports

by Canadian Plastics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will abolish the city’s five-cent plastic bag fee, according to media reports.

November 15, 2010 News

CPIA leads plastics recycling mission to Germany

by 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.

October 24, 2010 News

New plastics recycling line kicks off in Quebec

by Canadian Plastics

An innovative new processing line is set to open at a Quebec recycling facility on October 27.

September 24, 2010 News

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…

August 20, 2010 News

Plastic debris field in Atlantic Ocean smaller than it should be: study

by Canadian Plastics

Researchers have mapped out a previously undefined field of plastic debris floating in the western North Atl…

June 8, 2010 News

Alberta to cut plastic bag use by half by 2013

by Canadian Plastics

The Alberta government and four of Canada’s major retail associations have reached an agreement that they sa…

May 13, 2010 News

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…

April 15, 2010 News

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…

February 13, 2010 News


by Canadian Plastics

That font of knowledge known as “Wikipedia” defines plastic recycling as the process of recovering scrap or wa…

February 12, 2010 News

SPE gives out environmental awards

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will honor a variety of plastics recyclers during its Global Plas…