Canadian Plastics

Category
Recycling

News
October 26, 2021  

Printex Transparent Packaging introduces clear boxes with 100 per cent post-consumer recycled PET

The packaging is manufactured domestically and is offered as a sustainable replacement for virgin PET.

News
October 25, 2021  

B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy is now operational

The Centre aims to bring together innovators, industry, governments and academics to accelerate the commercialization and scale-up of B.C.-based clean energy technologies.

News
October 21, 2021  

Canada Plastic Pact releases new ‘Roadmap to 2025’ action plan

The plan focuses on three strategic priorities to improve plastics recycling and move Canada towards a circular economy by 2025.

News
October 20, 2021  

Berry, LyondellBasell help Wendy’s improve plastic cup recyclability

Berry will produce all-plastic cups for the restaurant chain, using recycled material supplied by LyondellBasell and other suppliers.

Feature
October 18, 2021  

The plastic recycling system is broken – here’s how we can fix it

There needs to be significant changes in regulations to ensure that companies make the effort to recycle where possible, as well as incentives to achieve recycling targets and establish plants.

News
October 6, 2021  

Ontario recycler EFS-plastics acquires blow molder Exi-Plast

The deal is prompted by policy and industry commitments to the Canadian circular economy, EFS officials say.

News
September 28, 2021  

The Circular Plastics Taskforce completes Phase I of its initiative to support a circular economy for plastics

The goal of Phase I was to conduct a detailed mapping of the value chain of the plastics recycling industry in Quebec, to determine market needs and to establish optimization hypotheses.

News
September 22, 2021  

Judge dismisses Greenpeace recycling lawsuit against Walmart

Greenpeace didn’t have grounds to sue under California law, the judge ruled.

News
September 20, 2021  

PepsiCo announces initiatives to cut its plastics use

The company wants to cut the use of virgin plastic by 50 per cent per serving and use 50 per cent recycled content in plastic packaging by 2030.

Feature
September 15, 2021  

Reusable containers aren’t always better for the environment than disposable ones – new research

The environmental footprint of reusable containers may not be as light as we think.

News
September 15, 2021  

Sumitomo introduces Meguri brand sustainable resins

The brand comprises materials that include PMMA, PE and PP produced by advanced recycling technologies.

News
August 19, 2021  

Canada Plastics Pact adds 12 new partners

The new partners join the organization as it begins to take big steps towards its 2025 targets.

Feature
August 18, 2021  

Using recycled PET bottles in tire production, the Continental way

The German tire maker will start using reprocessed polyester obtained from recycled plastic bottles in its tire production as of 2022 completely replacing conventional polyester.

News
August 6, 2021  

Westlake to acquire compounder and extruder Dimex

Dimex is said to be one of the largest processors of recycled plastic materials in the U.S.

Feature
July 28, 2021  

Turning automotive plastic waste into new sustainable materials

A new research project involving Eastman shows how to recycle automotive-industry mixed plastic waste in the automotive supply chain.

News
July 27, 2021  

Ravago to acquire equity interest in recycler Alterra Energy

Ravago will be a strategic partner in supplying pre-processed waste plastic to Alterra’s Akron, Ohio facility.

Feature
July 26, 2021  

A new water-based solution for recovering add-on value from waste plastic

Ontario-based Aduro Clean Technologies has developed a novel chemical conversion process to transform waste plastics into renewable fuels and specialty chemicals.

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.