Category
Recycling


March 25, 2020 News

Plastic lumber maker Tangent acquires rival Bedford Technology

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition combines both business’ innovation teams and expands their plastic lumber product lines.

March 18, 2020 Feature

“Superworms” that eat polystyrene might help plastic pollution problem

by Canadian Plastics

Researchers in Beijing have discovered that scavenger worms will eat Styrofoam, which is one of the most difficult plastic materials to biodegrade.

March 18, 2020 News

U.S. Department of Energy announces $25 million for plastics recycling R&D

by Canadian Plastics

The funding opportunity announcement is part of the department’s Plastics Innovation Challenge program to advance innovations in plastics recycling technologies.

March 18, 2020 News

Mitsubishi Chemical buys two European plastics recycling companies

by Canadian Plastics

In a move to bring supply of recycled resins in-house, the Tokyo-based chemical firm has acquired Swiss recycling firms Minger Kunststofftechnik AG and Minger Plastic AG.

March 17, 2020 News

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by Rotogran International

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March 16, 2020 Feature

In the bag: Recycled plastic bottles are being reused for designer backpacks

by Canadian Plastics

Each bag from fashionware designer Solo New York’s new Re:cycled Collection of bags repurposes plastic from between three to eight plastic bottles.

March 16, 2020 News

Lloyd’s Register joins 3R anti-plastic waste initiative

by Canadian Plastics

The 3R initiative brings together food businesses, industry experts, and NGOs to develop, test and implement three solutions designed to recover, reduce, and recycle plastic waste more effectively.

March 16, 2020 News

Starbucks trials NextGen Cup solution in Vancouver

by Canadian Plastics

The cup, which is also being tested in five other cities, features an innovative cup liner made from the bioplastic BioPBS, which makes the cup certified compostable and recyclable.

March 15, 2020 News

Recycler, rotomolder Fibertech appoints new COO

by Canadian Plastics

The Elberfeld, Ind.-based company has appointed Brent Rasche to the position.

March 15, 2020 News

World Recycling Convention 2020 rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns

by Canadian Plastics

Originally scheduled for May 18-20 in Istanbul, the event has been rescheduled to Oct. 12-14, 2020.

March 13, 2020 Feature

Clariant partners with Montreal firm to convert ocean-bound plastics into flame retardants

by Canadian Plastics

The collaboration between Clariant and sustainable resin supplier Lavergne is developing flame-retardant polyester compounds targeted to electric and electronic applications such as laptop parts.

March 11, 2020 News

Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2020 postponed due to coronavirus concerns

by Canadian Plastics

Originally scheduled for March 25-26 at the RAI Amsterdam, the show has been postponed until further notice.

February 27, 2020 News

TC Transcontinental launches plastic recycling operations within packaging group

by Canadian Plastics

The recycling group will vertically integrate the recycling of plastics in TC Transcontinental’s packaging production chain in Canada, the U.S., and Latin America.

February 25, 2020 News

Canadian government, leading companies partner to create circular economy for plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The new Circular Plastics Taskforce has the goal of establishing closer alignments between market needs and recycling stakeholders.

February 24, 2020 News

Quebec unveils recycling program that targets producers

by Canadian Plastics

Under the new plan, producers of containers, packaging, and printed matter – including plastics – will be responsible for a product throughout its entire life cycle. They will be in charge of the recovery, sorting, packaging, and recycling of their products.

February 14, 2020 News

BASF Canada expands pilot project for tracing recycled plastics into B.C.

by Canadian Plastics

The chemical maker’s reciChain project, which enables better sorting, traceability, and transparency of recycled plastics throughout the value chain, was initially piloted in Brazil.

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.