Category
Recycling


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.

January 16, 2019 News

Industry group commits $1 billion to end plastic waste

by Canadian Plastics

Composed of more than two dozen companies – including some of the world’s largest chemical suppliers – the new Alliance to End Plastic Waste wants to increase its total to $1.5 billion to work on the problem during the next five years.

January 2, 2019 Feature

Here’s a first: BASF is making products with chemically recycled plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The German chemical maker is breaking new ground in the circular economy with plastic waste as a source of raw materials.

December 11, 2018 News

Nestlé Waters says it will achieve 25 per cent recycled plastic use by 2021

by Canadian Plastics

To hit this target, the company is expanding its relationship with recycled resin supplier Plastrec Inc., of Joliette, Que.

November 21, 2018 News

Nestlé Waters signs agreement with recycled PET supplier CarbonLITE

by Canadian Plastics

The new contract builds upon Nestlé Waters’ existing relationship with CarbonLITE, and calls for CarbonLITE to build a new recycling facility in Pennsylvania.

October 24, 2018 Feature

EMMIE LEUNG: CPIA’s Leader of the Year

by Canadian Plastics

From bag lady to leading lady: Emmie Leung has risen from driving a rented van for her one-woman curbside recycling company to being the CEO of Emterra Group.

October 19, 2018 News

​ReVital Polymers, Pyrowave and Ineos partner to launch PS recycling consortium

by Canadian Plastics

The partnership will focus on materials collected in consumer curbside and depot recycling systems as well as other sources such as restaurants, offices, schools, and universities.