Canadian Plastics


January 11, 2021  

Wine bottle closures made from recycled ocean plastic

The new closures are the result of a partnership between Guala Closures and Oceanworks.

December 28, 2020  

LyondellBasell and Suez jointly acquire plastics recycling company in Belgium

The acquired company, Tivaco, will become part of Quality Circular Polymers, the companies’ existing 50/50 plastics recycling joint venture.

December 18, 2020  

Plastics Industry Association, LyondellBasell collaborate on first paving project using recycled plastic

The project used the equivalent of 71,000 plastic retail bags to pave 2,885 square yards of the LyondellBasell Cincinnati Technology Center parking lot in Ohio.

December 11, 2020  

Canada, U.S. sign deal to preserve status quo on plastic scrap exports

The agreement was reached in October, ahead of new Basel Convention trade restrictions that will make it more difficult to ship scrap plastic from the U.S. to most countries beginning next year.

December 8, 2020  

Nova announces two new collaborations to boost PCR use in plastics packaging

Calgary-based Nova is partnering with recycler Revolution to provide a portfolio of PCR-based resins, and is also sponsoring the Pet Sustainability Coalition’s FlexForward pilot recycling program.

December 7, 2020  

New solvent-based recycling process could boost multilayer plastic recycling rates

University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers have pioneered a method for reclaiming the polymers in multilayer plastic materials using solvents, a technique called Solvent-Targeted Recovery and Precipitation (STRAP) processing.

November 30, 2020  

DSM and Neste partner to create high-performance materials from sustainable feedstock

The collaboration aims to replace several thousand tons of fossil feedstock in the production of polymers with bio-based and waste plastic-based hydrocarbons.

November 20, 2020  

Montreal’s Pyrowave partners with Michelin to recycle plastic waste

The collaboration involves Pyrowave producing recycled styrene for use in the making of synthetic rubber for tires.

November 18, 2020  

New study shows benefits of chemical recycling to global plastic packaging recycling rates

More investment in the chemical recycling process could see the global plastic packaging recycling rate hit 50 per cent by 2040, market analyst Wood Mackenzie says.

November 18, 2020  

Braskem completes $10 million Innovation and Technology Center expansion in Pittsburgh

The investment adds eight new state-of-the-art laboratories with equipment for developing new proprietary technologies to support innovations in catalysis, recycling, and 3D printing.

November 13, 2020  

AmSty and Agilyx complete certified circular recycling pathway for polystyrene

The two companies’ joint venture facility in Tigard, Oregon has received ISCC PLUS certification for the complete pathway from waste aggregation to new polystyrene production.

November 12, 2020  

Avient opens Italy innovation centre to advance plastics recycling technology

The new lab and plant in Pogliano will conduct chemistry testing and evaluations to help customers tackle and overcome the challenge of plastics recycling and the goal of a circular economy.

November 9, 2020  

TC Transcontinental Packaging offering new packaging made of 30 per cent post-consumer recycled plastic

In collaboration with AHA Sparkling Water, a brand of The Coca-Cola Co., the Montreal-based packaging supplier is incorporating recycled content into its IntegrititeTM collation shrink film.

October 28, 2020  

New sunglasses made from certified ocean plastic

Offered by The Ocean Cleanup organization, the sunglasses are made from plastics recovered from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

October 26, 2020  

Researchers develop new technique for turning plastic waste into valuable chemicals

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have created a low-temperature catalytic method that upcycles polyethylene into high-value alkylaromatic molecules that are the basis of many industrial chemicals and consumer products.

October 21, 2020  

Japan to make plastic waste recycling mandatory for large corporate users

The Japanese government wants to make the recycling of plastic materials used at offices and factories mandatory from April 2022, with small companies excluded from the proposal.

October 18, 2020  

Braskem partners to remove household plastic waste from landfill in Greater São Paulo

Braskem and environmental engineering firm Tecipar plan to recover about 2,000 tons of plastic waste annually from Santana do Parnaíba, a city in the metropolitan area of São Paulo, Brazil.

October 13, 2020  

New strategic partnership to develop the first chemical recycling project in France

This plant, with a capacity of 15,000 tonnes annually, is being built by oil and natural gas producer Total and recycling firm Plastic Energy.

October 7, 2020  

Plastics Recycling Conference rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns

The North American recycling industry’s largest trade event has been moved back to May 3-5, 2021, from its original dates of Feb. 22-24, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

September 23, 2020  

AmSty, Ineos Styrolution and Trinseo team up for polystyrene recycling

The three material suppliers have signed a joint development agreement to jointly explore recycling options for PS.