Canadian Plastics

Category
Recycling

Feature
July 2, 2020  

SC Johnson rolls out new cleaning bottles made from 100% recycled ocean plastic

The new Mr Muscle Platinum Window & Glass cleaner product is part of SC Johnson’s global partnership with Plastic Bank to reduce plastic waste in the world’s oceans while also helping to alleviate poverty.

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June 26, 2020  

Researchers develop process to recycle thermoset plastics

A team at Case Western Reserve University has developed a new technology that could transform non-recyclable plastics into recyclable ones and reprocess them into new products with comparable or even higher value.

Feature
June 18, 2020  

New payment card made with up to 98% upcycled plastic

Called the Earthwise High Content Card, the card combines post-industrial rPETG with the essential, non-plastic components.

Feature
June 17, 2020  

New asphalt formulation uses recycled PE film

The formulation could achieve many of the same benefits of traditional polymer-modified asphalt formulations, including improved performance, decreased cost, and increased lifespan of asphalt.

News
June 16, 2020  

TC Transcontinental’s recycling group acquires assets of Enviroplast Inc.

The equipment acquired will be used for converting plastic scrap recovered from sorting facilities and other commercial, industrial, and agricultural sources into recycled plastic granules.

News
June 10, 2020  

Indorama Ventures acquires PET recycling facility in Brazil

AG Resinas is headquartered in the city of Juiz de Fora, and processes post-consumer PET into recycled polyethylene terephthalate flakes and pellets.

News
June 8, 2020  

adidas, All Blacks launch sports clothing made with recycled plastic

The clothing uses fabric made from recycled plastic waste and intercepted from beaches and coastal communities before it reaches the ocean.

News
June 3, 2020  

Coca-Cola Amatil, Dynapack sign agreement to build advanced PET recycling plant in Indonesia

Amatil and Dynapack will work together through a proof of concept phase to consider a potential plant’s economic feasibility, size, scale and location, end-to-end requirements, and potential integration into each company’s value chains.

News
June 1, 2020  

Dow, Orrion to build industrial-scale polyurethane recycling plant in France

As part of Dow’s Renuva mattress recycling program, the goal is to take discarded mattress foam and turn it back into raw material (polyol) through chemical recycling.

Feature
May 25, 2020  

Chemical recycling makes useful product from waste bioplastic

A faster, more efficient way of recycling plant-based bioplastics has been developed by a team of scientists from the Universities of Birmingham and Bath in the UK.

News
May 25, 2020  

Total, PureCycle Technologies form plastic recycling partnership

As part of the agreement, France-based Total plans to purchase part of the output of PureCycle Technologies’ future facility in the U.S. state of Ohio and to assess the interest of developing a plant with PureCycle in Europe.

News
May 20, 2020  

COVID-19 is crippling plastics recycling industry, EU group says

Coronavirus shutdown impacts have converged with low virgin plastic prices to create significant struggles for European plastics reclaimers, according to the Plastics Recyclers Europe trade association.

News
May 20, 2020  

Plastic recycling labelling confusing and inconsistent, report says

A new report on recycling and sustainability labelling on plastic packaging has found only 17% of assessed labels give consumers quality information to make informed recycling and purchasing decisions.

Feature
May 19, 2020  

Scientists discover first known bacterium that can feed on polyurethane

Researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ in Germany have discovered a bacterium that shows potential for recycling polyurethane plastics, which are typically difficult to recycle.

Feature
May 8, 2020  

New recycling method could make polyurethane materials sustainable

Researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Minnesota have improved the recycling process of polyurethane by developing a twin-screw extrusion process that improves mixing and air removal.

News
April 23, 2020  

Ineos, Plastic Energy to build pyrolysis-based chemical recycling plant

Multiple Ineos sites will use the new recycled raw material to manufacture virgin plastic for different applications, including medical products, food packaging, lightweight automotive parts and pipes for safe water transportation.

News
April 16, 2020  

Toy brand MEGA partners with TerraCycle for free Canadian recycling program

Once collected, blocks and bricks will be cleaned, melted into hard plastic, and remolded to make new products from the recycled materials.

News
March 25, 2020  

Plastic lumber maker Tangent acquires rival Bedford Technology

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

Feature
March 18, 2020  

“Superworms” that eat polystyrene might help plastic pollution problem

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

News
March 18, 2020  

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

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