October 25, 2019 News

Hasbro Canada announces toy recycling program

by Canadian Plastics

Consumers can now send Hasbro toys and games to recycling firm TerraCycle for recycling.

October 23, 2019 News

Fiji Water commits to 100 per cent recycled PET water bottles by 2025

by 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.

October 19, 2019 News

Clariant partners to bring “biotransformation” technology to market in South East Asia

by 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.

October 17, 2019 Feature

Compounding rewards: CPIA Leader of the Year Bill Dickson

by 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.

October 7, 2019 News

Consumer goods giant Unilever vows to halve virgin plastics use by 2025

by 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.”

September 23, 2019 News

Alliance to End Plastic Waste partnering with Project STOP

by Canadian Plastics

The two organizations are joining forces to help tackle plastic waste in the environment in Indonesia.

September 18, 2019 News

California lawmakers fail to pass bills to phase out single-use plastics

by 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.

August 29, 2019 News

Recycling report points to growth in Canadian capacity to recycle plastics

by 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.

August 22, 2019 News

Alliance to End Plastic Waste names former UN Environment official as first president, CEO

by 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.

July 30, 2019 Feature

Building schoolrooms from plastic waste in West Africa

by 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.

June 14, 2019 CanPlastics TV

Canadian government to ban single-use plastics

by Canadian Plastics
June 7, 2019 News

Improving Canada’s plastics recycling rate will take “radical changes”: report

by Canadian Plastics

The report from Deloitte and ChemInfo Services shows that Canada’s plastics manufacturing sector is far larger than its recycling industry.

June 3, 2019 News

PET recycler Loop Industries gets $35 million in backing from Canadian billionaire

by 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.

May 28, 2019 Feature

GreenMantra Technologies: Waste not, want not

by 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.

May 11, 2019 News

187 countries agree to restrict global plastic waste trade

by 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.

April 24, 2019 News

Emterra Group named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

by 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.

April 12, 2019 News

Unilever aims for 50 per cent recycled content in N. American products

by 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.

March 9, 2019 News

Ontario government weighs ban on single-use plastics

by Canadian Plastics

In a new discussion paper, the Province is asking the public for input on how to reduce litter and waste.

February 1, 2019 News

Erema buys majority stake in recycling machine maker Plasmac

by 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.

January 24, 2019 News

Walmart Canada announces new plastic waste reduction plan

by 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.