February 11, 2020 News

Bill targets single-use plastics in U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

Federal Democrat lawmakers in the U.S. have introduced a bill that seeks to ban many single-use plastics items and also make companies responsible for plastic waste.

January 30, 2020 News

Canada’s first contact lens recycling program kicks off

by Canadian Plastics

Created by eye care specialist Bausch + Lomb and recycler TerraCycle, contact lens wearers can now recycle their lenses and blister packs.

January 26, 2020 Feature

Unbottled potential: Nova Scotia beach house made from 620,000 recycled PET bottles

by Canadian Plastics

Built by construction company JD Composites, the 2,000-square-foot, three-bedroom home has opened up a new way of turning plastic waste into eco-friendly housing.

January 24, 2020 News

Dow to start using recycled plastics from waste specialist Avangard Innovative

by Canadian Plastics

The chemical maker will combine its virgin polyethylene resins with Avangard’s pellets made from post-consumer resin plastic film.

January 8, 2020 Feature

Ford and McDonald’s collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car parts

by Canadian Plastics

Drawing on Canadian research, the companies are giving vehicles a caffeine boost by using coffee chaff in vehicle parts such as headlamp housings.

January 8, 2020 News

City of Detroit receives nearly $1 million in recycling funding

by Canadian Plastics

The grant is part of a $2.2 million public-private collaboration to increase recycling education statewide in Michigan by 2020.

December 11, 2019 News

Ineos Styrolution, Agilyx building PS chemical recycling plant in Illinois

by Canadian Plastics

The partnership paves the way for closed loop recycling to keep polystyrene out of landfills.

December 4, 2019 News

Chemical maker Indorama acquires California PET recycler Green Fiber International

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase is designed to boost Indorama’s recycling capabilities on the West Coast.

November 26, 2019 News

U.S. recycled less plastic in 2017, EPA says

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. plastics recycling rate fell to its lowest level in half a decade, according to new figures from the agency.

October 25, 2019 News

Hasbro Canada announces toy recycling program

by Canadian Plastics

Consumers can now send Hasbro toys and games to recycling firm TerraCycle for recycling.

October 23, 2019 News

Fiji Water commits to 100 per cent recycled PET water bottles by 2025

by Canadian Plastics

The company, said to be the No. 1 importer of premium bottled water in the U.S., also plans to have 20 per cent rPET in bottles next year.

October 19, 2019 News

Clariant partners to bring “biotransformation” technology to market in South East Asia

by Canadian Plastics

Clariant is partnering with Polymateria, a British business developing a new standard in biodegradable and compostable plastics which ensures return to nature without creating microplastic.

October 17, 2019 Feature

Compounding rewards: CPIA Leader of the Year Bill Dickson

by Canadian Plastics

The founder and president of Cambridge, Ont.-based material supplier Canuck Compounders Inc., Bill Dickson has been dedicated to sustainability since long before it was cool.

October 7, 2019 News

Consumer goods giant Unilever vows to halve virgin plastics use by 2025

by Canadian Plastics

The business, whose brands include Dove, Ben & Jerry’s and Lipton, said it would achieve this by cutting its “absolute use of plastic packaging” by over 100,000 tonnes and “accelerating its use of recycled plastic.”

September 23, 2019 News

Alliance to End Plastic Waste partnering with Project STOP

by Canadian Plastics

The two organizations are joining forces to help tackle plastic waste in the environment in Indonesia.

September 18, 2019 News

California lawmakers fail to pass bills to phase out single-use plastics

by 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.

August 29, 2019 News

Recycling report points to growth in Canadian capacity to recycle plastics

by 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.

August 22, 2019 News

Alliance to End Plastic Waste names former UN Environment official as first president, CEO

by 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.

July 30, 2019 Feature

Building schoolrooms from plastic waste in West Africa

by 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.

June 14, 2019 CanPlastics TV

Canadian government to ban single-use plastics

by Canadian Plastics