Canadian Plastics

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Recycling


January 16, 2019 News

Industry group commits $1 billion to end plastic waste

by Canadian Plastics

Composed of more than two dozen companies – including some of the world’s largest chemical suppliers – the new Alliance to End Plastic Waste wants to increase its total to $1.5 billion to work on the problem during the next five years.

January 2, 2019 Feature

Here’s a first: BASF is making products with chemically recycled plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The German chemical maker is breaking new ground in the circular economy with plastic waste as a source of raw materials.

December 11, 2018 News

Nestlé Waters says it will achieve 25 per cent recycled plastic use by 2021

by Canadian Plastics

To hit this target, the company is expanding its relationship with recycled resin supplier Plastrec Inc., of Joliette, Que.

November 21, 2018 News

Nestlé Waters signs agreement with recycled PET supplier CarbonLITE

by Canadian Plastics

The new contract builds upon Nestlé Waters’ existing relationship with CarbonLITE, and calls for CarbonLITE to build a new recycling facility in Pennsylvania.

October 24, 2018 Feature

EMMIE LEUNG: CPIA’s Leader of the Year

by Canadian Plastics

From bag lady to leading lady: Emmie Leung has risen from driving a rented van for her one-woman curbside recycling company to being the CEO of Emterra Group.

October 19, 2018 News

​ReVital Polymers, Pyrowave and Ineos partner to launch PS recycling consortium

by Canadian Plastics

The partnership will focus on materials collected in consumer curbside and depot recycling systems as well as other sources such as restaurants, offices, schools, and universities.

September 25, 2018 News

Montreal’s Loop Industries forms JV with Indorama Ventures for PET chemical recycling

by Canadian Plastics

Indorama’s manufacturing footprint will combine with Loop’s proprietary science and technology to produce recycled PET resin and polyester fibre.

September 12, 2018 News

Fire damages Herbold’s warehouse in Germany

by Canadian Plastics

The Germany-based recycling machinery maker estimated that the damage will run into the millions, but that the office space, the test centre, and the production halls were not affected. There were no casualties.

September 9, 2018 Feature

Rotogran International is getting very big in granulation

by Canadian Plastics

Booming sales, a recent relocation into a bigger plant, and a deep dive into making larger granulators all signal the start of a new era for this Southern Ontario-based size reduction equipment manufacturer.

September 1, 2018 News

Borealis completes acquisition of Austrian plastics recycler Ecoplast

by Canadian Plastics

Ecoplast processes around 35,000 tonnes of post-consumer plastic waste from households and industrial consumers every year, turning them into LDPE and HDPE recyclates primarily for the plastic film market.

August 12, 2018 News

France to penalize use of non-recycled plastic

by Canadian Plastics

As part of pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025, France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic.

August 1, 2018 CanPlastics TV

Whale made from 5 tons of plastic waste makes a splash in Bruges

by Canadian Plastics
July 17, 2018 News

Adidas plans to use only recycled plastic by 2024

by Canadian Plastics

Adidas currently uses virgin polyester in a wide range of its products, from t-shirts to running shoes.

July 17, 2018 News

Borealis buying Austrian plastics recycler Ecoplast

by Canadian Plastics

Ecoplast processes around 35,000 tonnes of post-consumer plastic waste from households and industrial consumers every year, turning them into LDPE and HDPE recyclates primarily for the plastic film market. 

June 18, 2018 News

Volvo promises to use 25 per cent recycled plastics in cars from 2025

by Canadian Plastics

Volvo has already produced a one-off XC60 plug-in hybrid using recycled parts to illustrate the potential of this raw material reduction.

June 11, 2018 News

Canadian plastics and chemistry industries set ambitious recycling targets

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association and the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada have partnered to establish some ambitious recycling targets designed to re-use, recycle, or recover 100 per cent of plastics packaging by 2040.

June 8, 2018 News

Sarnia plastics recycler wants your black plastic trays and containers

by Canadian Plastics

ReVital Polymers says that black plastics collected in recycling programs are an important resource and feedstock for its recycling business.

June 5, 2018 News

Canada’s plastic packaging recycling rate rises again: study

by Canadian Plastics

The study, conducted by the CPIA, found that the increase was the result of more plastic packaging collected, specifically PET bottles, PE clear film, and PE agricultural film.

May 10, 2018 News

Sigma Plastics Group adding four new NGR recycling lines

by Canadian Plastics

The four S:GRAN 125 machines will reprocess over 4 million lbs per month of film scrap from Sigma’s in-house film production at four different U.S. plants.

April 18, 2018 News

Plastic-eating protein created in British lab could revolutionize recycling

by Canadian Plastics

A new enzyme is able to effectively break down PET, one of the most popular forms of plastic employed by the food and drinks industry.