Hasbro Canada announces toy recycling programby Canadian Plastics
Consumers can now send Hasbro toys and games to recycling firm TerraCycle for recycling.
Fiji Water commits to 100 per cent recycled PET water bottles by 2025by 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.
Clariant partners to bring “biotransformation” technology to market in South East Asiaby 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.
Compounding rewards: CPIA Leader of the Year Bill Dicksonby 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.
Consumer goods giant Unilever vows to halve virgin plastics use by 2025by 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.”
Alliance to End Plastic Waste partnering with Project STOPby Canadian Plastics
The two organizations are joining forces to help tackle plastic waste in the environment in Indonesia.
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.