California lawmakers fail to pass bills to phase out single-use plasticsby Canadian Plastics
The two bills, SB 54 and companion legislation AB 1080, sought to eliminate 75 per cent of single-use containers in the state by 2030.
Recycling report points to growth in Canadian capacity to recycle plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Released by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, the new report found that 88 per cent of the post-consumer plastic reported was reclaimed in Canada or the U.S.
Alliance to End Plastic Waste names former UN Environment official as first president, CEOby Canadian Plastics
Jaboc Duer will join the not-for-profit group Oct. 1 after most recently serving as director for the United Nations Environment Program.
Building schoolrooms from plastic waste in West Africaby Canadian Plastics
Conceptos Plasticos, a Colombian non-profit group, has partnered with UNICEF to collect plastic waste in the West African country of Côte d’Ivoire and turn it into modular plastic bricks to build classrooms.
Canadian government to ban single-use plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Improving Canada’s plastics recycling rate will take “radical changes”: reportby Canadian Plastics
The report from Deloitte and ChemInfo Services shows that Canada’s plastics manufacturing sector is far larger than its recycling industry.
PET recycler Loop Industries gets $35 million in backing from Canadian billionaireby Canadian Plastics
The buyer of Montreal-based Loop’s stock, Northern Private Capital, is the exclusive investment vehicle of CFFI Ventures, a company wholly owned by billionaire entrepreneur John Risley.
GreenMantra Technologies: Waste not, want notby Canadian Plastics
By transforming post-consumer plastics into value-added polymers and waxes, this Brantford, Ont.-based clean technology company is offering processors a whole new world of specialty materials.
187 countries agree to restrict global plastic waste tradeby Canadian Plastics
Under this new United Nations agreement, any country that wants to send shipments of plastic waste would have to get approval from the prospect recipient country’s government first, giving them the right to refuse the plastic waste.
Emterra Group named one of Canada’s Greenest Employersby Canadian Plastics
For the fourth year in a row, the Burlington, Ont.-based waste management firm has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers.
Unilever aims for 50 per cent recycled content in N. American productsby Canadian Plastics
The consumer packaged goods company’s new plan is designed to provide better choices for plastic packaging, add clear recycling instructions on packages, and launch a shopper education program in partnership with Walmart.
Ontario government weighs ban on single-use plasticsby Canadian Plastics
In a new discussion paper, the Province is asking the public for input on how to reduce litter and waste.
Erema buys majority stake in recycling machine maker Plasmacby Canadian Plastics
Erema has acquired 60 per cent of recycling equipment firm Plasmac Srl to further expand its range of tailor-made plastic recycling solutions for in-house applications.
Walmart Canada announces new plastic waste reduction planby Canadian Plastics
The retail giant has released a new Charter on Plastics, which it says builds on its 2016 commitment to have 100 per cent recyclable private brand packaging by 2025.
Industry group commits $1 billion to end plastic wasteby 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.
Here’s a first: BASF is making products with chemically recycled plasticsby Canadian Plastics
The German chemical maker is breaking new ground in the circular economy with plastic waste as a source of raw materials.
Nestlé Waters says it will achieve 25 per cent recycled plastic use by 2021by Canadian Plastics
To hit this target, the company is expanding its relationship with recycled resin supplier Plastrec Inc., of Joliette, Que.
Nestlé Waters signs agreement with recycled PET supplier CarbonLITEby 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.
EMMIE LEUNG: CPIA’s Leader of the Yearby 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.
ReVital Polymers, Pyrowave and Ineos partner to launch PS recycling consortiumby 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.