July 6, 2020 News

Fresh Attitude salads now sold in 100 per cent recycled plastic packaging

by Canadian Plastics

To be manufactured by Canadian packaging supplier Cascades, the recyclable containers will replace containers made from virgin plastic.

July 2, 2020 Feature

SC Johnson rolls out new cleaning bottles made from 100% recycled ocean plastic

by Canadian Plastics

The new Mr Muscle Platinum Window & Glass cleaner product is part of SC Johnson’s global partnership with Plastic Bank to reduce plastic waste in the world’s oceans while also helping to alleviate poverty.

June 17, 2020 News

New fibreglass-reinforced watches made from ocean plastic waste

by Canadian Plastics

The Seastrong Diver Gyre Automatic line features a case comprised of 70 per cent plastic debris derived from fishing nets collected in the Indian Ocean, strengthened with 30 per cent fibreglass.

June 17, 2020 News

Nova reports progress on its sustainability strategy

by Canadian Plastics

Nova’s new 2019 Sustainability Report highlights four areas of the Calgary-based company’s long-term strategy: circular economy, citizenship, climate care, and sustainability in operations.

June 10, 2020 News

Canadian small businesses get funding to help reduce plastic pollution in oceans

by Canadian Plastics

Four Canadian small businesses will receive grants totalling $2 million from the Canadian government.

June 1, 2020 News

Dow, Orrion to build industrial-scale polyurethane recycling plant in France

by Canadian Plastics

As part of Dow’s Renuva mattress recycling program, the goal is to take discarded mattress foam and turn it back into raw material (polyol) through chemical recycling.

May 21, 2020 News

Plastics Industry Association announces winners of the 2020 Re|focus Leadership and People’s Choice Awards

by Canadian Plastics

Recycler PureCycle Technologies accepts the Leadership in Innovation Award and sustainable packaging supplier Accredo Packaging wins the People’s Choice Award.

May 19, 2020 Feature

Scientists discover first known bacterium that can feed on polyurethane

by Canadian Plastics

Researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ in Germany have discovered a bacterium that shows potential for recycling polyurethane plastics, which are typically difficult to recycle.

May 8, 2020 News

Engel and Austrian packaging companies team up to found “Packaging with a Future” platform

by Canadian Plastics

The platform is intended to improve public awareness in the meaningful use of packaging.

May 4, 2020 Feature

Turning waste PET into battery components

by Canadian Plastics

Researchers at Purdue University are using an ultrafast microwave irradiation process to turn PET flakes into disodium terephthalate, and use that as battery anode material.

April 30, 2020 News

Pyrowave closes second investment round for plastic waste technology

by Canadian Plastics

The investment marks the first step towards bringing the Montreal-based cleantech startup’s modular technology to market and provide a scalable, viable and sustainable way to recycle plastic waste.

April 23, 2020 News

Ineos, Plastic Energy to build pyrolysis-based chemical recycling plant

by Canadian Plastics

Multiple Ineos sites will use the new recycled raw material to manufacture virgin plastic for different applications, including medical products, food packaging, lightweight automotive parts and pipes for safe water transportation.

April 22, 2020 Feature

NatureWorks donates enough biopolymer to fashion 10 million N-95 masks

by Canadian Plastics

The biopolymer supplier has donated the Ingeo biopolymer needed to produce as many as two million reusable N95 masks per week from a new spunbond nonwoven structure.

April 13, 2020 News

Nexeo Plastics and BioLogiQ sign distribution agreement for North America

by Canadian Plastics

Nexeo is now distributing BioLogiQ’s BioBlend family of materials in Canada and the U.S.

April 2, 2020 News

Wales announces plan to ban single-use plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Plastic straws, cotton buds and balloon sticks are among the items set to be outlawed in the UK country from 2021, or subject to sales restrictions.

March 18, 2020 Feature

Toronto researchers turn waste cooking oil from McDonald’s into high-end 3D printing resin

by Canadian Plastics

Using waste cooking oil has significant potential, the researchers say: it’s cheaper to make and the plastics made from it can break down naturally compared to conventional 3D printing resins.

March 18, 2020 Feature

“Superworms” that eat polystyrene might help plastic pollution problem

by Canadian Plastics

Researchers in Beijing have discovered that scavenger worms will eat Styrofoam, which is one of the most difficult plastic materials to biodegrade.

March 17, 2020 News

Good Natured Products buys Shepherd Thermoforming & Packaging

by Canadian Plastics

The $9.5 million acquisition includes all of Shepherd Thermoforming’s assets, including machinery, molds, and a 42,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Brampton, Ont.

March 16, 2020 News

Lloyd’s Register joins 3R anti-plastic waste initiative

by 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.

March 15, 2020 News

New Jersey legislators vote to ban single-use plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

But the legislation still needs the New Jersey state Assembly to pass its own version of the law and have Democrat governor Philip Murphy sign it before it’s enacted.