Category
Recycling

Feature
July 16, 2021  

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.

News
July 9, 2021  

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.

News
July 9, 2021  

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.

Feature
June 28, 2021  

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.

News
June 28, 2021  

Indorama Ventures completes acquisition of CarbonLite’s Texas PET recycling facility

The facility in Dallas recycles 3 billion PET plastic bottles a year.

News
June 25, 2021  

Emerson, PureCycle Technologies partner to boost recycling of polypropylene

Emmerson will provide advanced digital technologies and automation for a network of PureCycle recycling facilities.

News
June 24, 2021  

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.

Feature
June 23, 2021  

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.

News
June 23, 2021  

Polystyvert gets new round of financing to develop full-scale polystyrene recycling plant

New strategic and private investors join the investors syndicate.

News
June 23, 2021  

GreenMantra Technologies expands recycling agreement with Crayola

The agreement supplies GreenMantra with new discarded plastic feedstock for recycling into specialty polymers.

Feature
June 18, 2021  

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.

News
June 17, 2021  

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.

News
June 16, 2021  

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.

News
June 14, 2021  

Indorama Ventures acquires CarbonLite’s Texas PET recycling facility

The Dallas site will be known as Indorama Ventures Sustainable Recycling.

News
June 9, 2021  

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.

News
May 31, 2021  

Ontario medical device maker develops new PPE solution

The Canadian Shield’s Vizor eye shield is made of 100 per cent recyclable plastic that attaches to face masks.

Feature
May 26, 2021  

University of Buffalo researchers get funding to improve recycling of plastic film

The effort addresses one of the biggest streams of plastic waste.

News
May 26, 2021  

Arkema to acquire polymer recycling specialist Agiplast

Headquartered in Italy, Agiplast is a plastics compounding company that specializes in the regeneration of high-performance polymers.

News
May 26, 2021  

New AI will sort recyclable plastic in B.C. by the end of 2021

Technology developer Metaspectral has been awarded more than $300,000 to develop AI-powered technology that can sort plastics automatically.

News
May 26, 2021  

Nova, Dow, LyondellBasell create recycling investment fund

The resin makers are establishing a $100-million investment fund to help finance recovery and recycling of polyethylene and polypropylene in Canada and the U.S.

Feature
May 21, 2021  

Scientists convert recyclable plastic to jet fuel

Researchers at Washington State University say they’ve found a cost-effective way to convert PE-based products into jet fuel and lubricants, and in a fraction of the time current plastics recycling methods take.

News
May 20, 2021  

Report forecasts solid growth for global plastics industry, predicts defining trends

With sustainability spurring innovation, the market is estimated to reach $558.71 billion in 2021, up from $533.04 billion in 2020, with a CAGR of 4.8%.

News
May 17, 2021  

TC Transcontinental Packaging wins FTA sustainability award

The company has received the Flexographic Technical Association’s Sustainability Excellence Award for its Integritite PCR collation shrink film.

News
May 14, 2021  

Pipe supplier Soleno buys Plastiques VPC

The deal moves New Brunswick-based Soleno further into the the plastics recycling industry.

Feature
May 10, 2021  

Michelin co-develops sustainable tires based on recycled PET

The tire maker says it has successfully validated the use of Carbios’ enzymatic recycling technology for PET plastic waste in its tires.

Feature
May 6, 2021  

The ins and outs of using post-consumer resin in packaging

Driven by consumer demand, eco-friendly packaging that uses post-consumer resin is gaining traction on the shelf. But for packaging designers trying to meet extremely specific brand standards, working with this material poses some challenges.

News
May 5, 2021  

Lassonde launches drink bottles with 25 per cent recycled plastic

The new bottles are part of the Quebec-based company’s goal of using 50 per cent post-consumer recycled content in its PET packaging by 2025.

Feature
May 5, 2021  

Researchers hit on possible solution for hard-to-recycle plastics

Researchers from the University of Delaware’s Center for Plastics Innovation have developed a direct method to convert single-use plastic waste into ready-to-use molecules for jet fuels, diesel, and lubricants.

News
April 26, 2021  

Michelin approves first application of PET enzymatic recycling in car tires

The French tire maker says it has successfully validated the use of Carbios’ enzymatic recycling technology for PET plastic waste as a high-tenacity reinforcing fibre in its tires.

Feature
April 16, 2021  

Scientists develop easily recyclable biomass-based polymers

Developed by researchers at the Laboratory of Cluster Catalysis at St Petersburg University, Russia, the
synthesized polymers can be used for primary and secondary recycling.

Feature
April 10, 2021  

Plastics industry profile: GreenMantra’s Jodie Morgan

The CEO of Ontario-based clean technology leader GreenMantra Technologies discusses her career and some lessons learned.

News
April 8, 2021  

Canada Plastics Pact gets 13 new partners, names advisory council members

  The Canada Plastics Pact (CPP), a multi-stakeholder, industry-led,