Canadian Plastics

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Recycling

Feature
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.

Feature
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
September 23, 2020  

Trex partnering with retailers and distribution centres for PE recycling

The composite decking maker is inviting retailers, grocery stores, and distribution centres to dispose of their plastic waste through its NexTrex recycling initiative.

News
September 23, 2020  

Vinyl Institute of Canada launches medical PVC recycling pilot project

The PVC 123 program seeks to divert products from landfills and encourage the recycling of PVC-based medical devices in hospitals.

News
September 18, 2020  

Montreal’s Loop Industries, Suez to build first “Infinite Loop” recycling facility in Europe

The new enhanced recycling facility dedicated to PET plastic, to be built on a site yet to be selected, will be the largest in the world, the companies said.

News
September 17, 2020  

Ineos Styrolution, Trinseo advance plans for polystyrene recycling plant in France

The plant will mark a “step change” in PS recycling in Europe, the companies said.

News
September 17, 2020  

Austrian packaging supplier Alpla Group building HDPE recycling plant in Mexico

When completed, the plant will produce 15,000 tonnes of post-consumer recycled material each year, with target markets being Mexico, neighbouring countries in Central America, and the U.S.

News
September 9, 2020  

Plastics Recycling Show Europe postponed until 2021

Scheduled to take place on Oct. 27-28 in Amsterdam, a virtual PRSE event is being planned instead for the last quarter of 2020.

News
September 8, 2020  

Coca-Cola to switch to 100 per cent rPET bottles in Norway and the Netherlands

The initiative is in line with Coca-Cola’s pledge to eliminate new virgin oil-based PET in all of its bottles within the next decade.

News
September 2, 2020  

California plastic recycling bill fails for second year in a row

For the second straight year, the California state Legislature has rejected a bill that would have required a 75 per cent recycling or composting rate in that U.S. state.

News
September 2, 2020  

Nova, Merlin Plastics partner to use curbside recycling for consumer packaging

The collaboration will turn HDPE plastic recyclate into resin for use in everyday products.

News
August 27, 2020  

U.S. Plastics Pact launched to achieve circular economy for plastics

The collaboration is led by The Recycling Partnership, World Wildlife Fund, and Ellen MacArthur Foundation with the goal of creating a circular economy for plastics in the United States by 2025.

News
August 24, 2020  

U.S. processing of recovered plastic film, bags, wraps grew 10% between 2017-2018, report says

The amount of film recycled by U.S. and Canadian processors increased for the sixth consecutive year, with 69 per cent of the total amount collected and processed in the U.S. or Canada, the report from the American Chemistry Council said.

Feature
August 24, 2020  

New technology turns waste PET into nanomaterial for rechargeable batteries

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a way to recycle plastic waste such as soda or water bottles into a nanomaterial useful for energy storage.

News
August 21, 2020  

Backyard compostable straw wins Plastics Industry Association bioplastic award

Said to be the first of its kind, the Phade straws were co-developed by Danimer Scientific and Wincup.