Plastic lumber maker Tangent acquires rival Bedford Technologyby Canadian Plastics
The acquisition combines both business’ innovation teams and expands their plastic lumber product lines.
“Superworms” that eat polystyrene might help plastic pollution problemby Canadian Plastics
Researchers in Beijing have discovered that scavenger worms will eat Styrofoam, which is one of the most difficult plastic materials to biodegrade.
U.S. Department of Energy announces $25 million for plastics recycling R&Dby Canadian Plastics
The funding opportunity announcement is part of the department’s Plastics Innovation Challenge program to advance innovations in plastics recycling technologies.
Mitsubishi Chemical buys two European plastics recycling companiesby Canadian Plastics
In a move to bring supply of recycled resins in-house, the Tokyo-based chemical firm has acquired Swiss recycling firms Minger Kunststofftechnik AG and Minger Plastic AG.
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In the bag: Recycled plastic bottles are being reused for designer backpacksby Canadian Plastics
Each bag from fashionware designer Solo New York’s new Re:cycled Collection of bags repurposes plastic from between three to eight plastic bottles.
Lloyd’s Register joins 3R anti-plastic waste initiativeby Canadian Plastics
The 3R initiative brings together food businesses, industry experts, and NGOs to develop, test and implement three solutions designed to recover, reduce, and recycle plastic waste more effectively.
Starbucks trials NextGen Cup solution in Vancouverby Canadian Plastics
The cup, which is also being tested in five other cities, features an innovative cup liner made from the bioplastic BioPBS, which makes the cup certified compostable and recyclable.
Recycler, rotomolder Fibertech appoints new COOby Canadian Plastics
The Elberfeld, Ind.-based company has appointed Brent Rasche to the position.
World Recycling Convention 2020 rescheduled due to COVID-19 concernsby Canadian Plastics
Originally scheduled for May 18-20 in Istanbul, the event has been rescheduled to Oct. 12-14, 2020.
Clariant partners with Montreal firm to convert ocean-bound plastics into flame retardantsby Canadian Plastics
The collaboration between Clariant and sustainable resin supplier Lavergne is developing flame-retardant polyester compounds targeted to electric and electronic applications such as laptop parts.
Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2020 postponed due to coronavirus concernsby Canadian Plastics
Originally scheduled for March 25-26 at the RAI Amsterdam, the show has been postponed until further notice.
TC Transcontinental launches plastic recycling operations within packaging groupby Canadian Plastics
The recycling group will vertically integrate the recycling of plastics in TC Transcontinental’s packaging production chain in Canada, the U.S., and Latin America.
Canadian government, leading companies partner to create circular economy for plasticsby Canadian Plastics
The new Circular Plastics Taskforce has the goal of establishing closer alignments between market needs and recycling stakeholders.
Quebec unveils recycling program that targets producersby Canadian Plastics
Under the new plan, producers of containers, packaging, and printed matter – including plastics – will be responsible for a product throughout its entire life cycle. They will be in charge of the recovery, sorting, packaging, and recycling of their products.
BASF Canada expands pilot project for tracing recycled plastics into B.C.by Canadian Plastics
The chemical maker’s reciChain project, which enables better sorting, traceability, and transparency of recycled plastics throughout the value chain, was initially piloted in Brazil.
Bill targets single-use plastics in U.S.by Canadian Plastics
Federal Democrat lawmakers in the U.S. have introduced a bill that seeks to ban many single-use plastics items and also make companies responsible for plastic waste.
Canada’s first contact lens recycling program kicks offby Canadian Plastics
Created by eye care specialist Bausch + Lomb and recycler TerraCycle, contact lens wearers can now recycle their lenses and blister packs.
Unbottled potential: Nova Scotia beach house made from 620,000 recycled PET bottlesby Canadian Plastics
Built by construction company JD Composites, the 2,000-square-foot, three-bedroom home has opened up a new way of turning plastic waste into eco-friendly housing.
Dow to start using recycled plastics from waste specialist Avangard Innovativeby Canadian Plastics
The chemical maker will combine its virgin polyethylene resins with Avangard’s pellets made from post-consumer resin plastic film.