Printex Transparent Packaging introduces clear boxes with 100 per cent post-consumer recycled PET
The packaging is manufactured domestically and is offered as a sustainable replacement for virgin PET.
B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy is now operational
The Centre aims to bring together innovators, industry, governments and academics to accelerate the commercialization and scale-up of B.C.-based clean energy technologies.
Canada Plastic Pact releases new ‘Roadmap to 2025’ action plan
The plan focuses on three strategic priorities to improve plastics recycling and move Canada towards a circular economy by 2025.
Berry, LyondellBasell help Wendy’s improve plastic cup recyclability
Berry will produce all-plastic cups for the restaurant chain, using recycled material supplied by LyondellBasell and other suppliers.
The plastic recycling system is broken – here’s how we can fix it
There needs to be significant changes in regulations to ensure that companies make the effort to recycle where possible, as well as incentives to achieve recycling targets and establish plants.
Ontario recycler EFS-plastics acquires blow molder Exi-Plast
The deal is prompted by policy and industry commitments to the Canadian circular economy, EFS officials say.
The Circular Plastics Taskforce completes Phase I of its initiative to support a circular economy for plastics
The goal of Phase I was to conduct a detailed mapping of the value chain of the plastics recycling industry in Quebec, to determine market needs and to establish optimization hypotheses.
Judge dismisses Greenpeace recycling lawsuit against Walmart
Greenpeace didn’t have grounds to sue under California law, the judge ruled.
PepsiCo announces initiatives to cut its plastics use
The company wants to cut the use of virgin plastic by 50 per cent per serving and use 50 per cent recycled content in plastic packaging by 2030.
Reusable containers aren’t always better for the environment than disposable ones – new research
The environmental footprint of reusable containers may not be as light as we think.
Sumitomo introduces Meguri brand sustainable resins
The brand comprises materials that include PMMA, PE and PP produced by advanced recycling technologies.
Canada Plastics Pact adds 12 new partners
The new partners join the organization as it begins to take big steps towards its 2025 targets.
Using recycled PET bottles in tire production, the Continental way
The German tire maker will start using reprocessed polyester obtained from recycled plastic bottles in its tire production as of 2022 completely replacing conventional polyester.
Westlake to acquire compounder and extruder Dimex
Dimex is said to be one of the largest processors of recycled plastic materials in the U.S.
Turning automotive plastic waste into new sustainable materials
A new research project involving Eastman shows how to recycle automotive-industry mixed plastic waste in the automotive supply chain.
Ravago to acquire equity interest in recycler Alterra Energy
Ravago will be a strategic partner in supplying pre-processed waste plastic to Alterra’s Akron, Ohio facility.
A new water-based solution for recovering add-on value from waste plastic
Ontario-based Aduro Clean Technologies has developed a novel chemical conversion process to transform waste plastics into renewable fuels and specialty chemicals.
The ocean is full of tiny plastic particles – we found a way to track them with satellites
To understand how microplastic pollution is affecting the ocean, scientists need to know how much is there and where it is accumulating.
Lego unveils sustainable brick made from recycled PET
It’s the first-ever brick from the Danish toy maker to be made from a recycled material.
Polykar breaks ground on new Edmonton manufacturing plant
The facility is phase one of a $40-million investment to create a centre of excellence to develop and commercialize flexible and compostable packaging.
Global consumer brands unveil world’s first enzyme-recycled plastic bottles
A PET recycling breakthrough from Carbios, L’Oréal, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe yields food-grade PET bottles.
Indorama Ventures completes acquisition of CarbonLite’s Texas PET recycling facility
The facility in Dallas recycles 3 billion PET plastic bottles a year.
Emerson, PureCycle Technologies partner to boost recycling of polypropylene
Emmerson will provide advanced digital technologies and automation for a network of PureCycle recycling facilities.
Loop Industries makes strategic partnership with South Korean chemical firm
SK Global Chemical Co. Ltd. will also acquire a 10 per cent equity stake in Montreal-based Loop.
New partnership tackles the growing problem of single-use face masks as litter
Sabic, Procter & Gamble Co, and Fraunhofer Institute Umsicht are working together on a new closed-loop recycling pilot project for the masks.
Polystyvert gets new round of financing to develop full-scale polystyrene recycling plant
New strategic and private investors join the investors syndicate.
GreenMantra Technologies expands recycling agreement with Crayola
The agreement supplies GreenMantra with new discarded plastic feedstock for recycling into specialty polymers.
Canadian tech company takes plastic waste sorting to the next level
Metaspectral is developing AI-powered technology that goes where traditional thermal cameras can’t to sort plastics automatically.
U.S. Plastics Pact unveils national strategy for a circular economy by 2025
The aggressive “Roadmap to 2025” aims to accelerate progress toward four specific targets that address plastic waste at its source.
Gerber and Terracycle partner to launch recycling program throughout Canada
The program targets hard-to-recycle baby food packaging, including flexible plastic bags, pouches and inner bags.
Indorama Ventures acquires CarbonLite’s Texas PET recycling facility
The Dallas site will be known as Indorama Ventures Sustainable Recycling.
TerraCycle, Holt Renfrew partner on beauty packaging recycling in Canada
The Holt Renfrew Beauty Recycling Program will help customers responsibly dispose of beauty packaging waste.