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.
Ford and McDonald’s collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car partsby Canadian Plastics
Drawing on Canadian research, the companies are giving vehicles a caffeine boost by using coffee chaff in vehicle parts such as headlamp housings.
City of Detroit receives nearly $1 million in recycling fundingby Canadian Plastics
The grant is part of a $2.2 million public-private collaboration to increase recycling education statewide in Michigan by 2020.
Ineos Styrolution, Agilyx building PS chemical recycling plant in Illinoisby Canadian Plastics
The partnership paves the way for closed loop recycling to keep polystyrene out of landfills.
Chemical maker Indorama acquires California PET recycler Green Fiber Internationalby Canadian Plastics
The purchase is designed to boost Indorama’s recycling capabilities on the West Coast.
U.S. recycled less plastic in 2017, EPA saysby Canadian Plastics
The U.S. plastics recycling rate fell to its lowest level in half a decade, according to new figures from the agency.
Hasbro Canada announces toy recycling programby Canadian Plastics
Consumers can now send Hasbro toys and games to recycling firm TerraCycle for recycling.
Fiji Water commits to 100 per cent recycled PET water bottles by 2025by 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.
Clariant partners to bring “biotransformation” technology to market in South East Asiaby 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.
Compounding rewards: CPIA Leader of the Year Bill Dicksonby 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.
Consumer goods giant Unilever vows to halve virgin plastics use by 2025by 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.”
Alliance to End Plastic Waste partnering with Project STOPby Canadian Plastics
The two organizations are joining forces to help tackle plastic waste in the environment in Indonesia.
California lawmakers fail to pass bills to phase out single-use plasticsby 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.
Recycling report points to growth in Canadian capacity to recycle plasticsby 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.
Alliance to End Plastic Waste names former UN Environment official as first president, CEOby 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.
Building schoolrooms from plastic waste in West Africaby 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.