Sumitomo introduces Meguri brand sustainable resins
The brand comprises materials that include PMMA, PE and PP produced by advanced recycling technologies.
Genomatica and lululemon collaborate to develop plant-based nylon for apparels
Nylon is the largest volume of synthetic material currently used to make lululemon products.
Braskem and SCG Chemicals sign MoU to produce green polyethylene
If the feasibility studies are approved, a joint production facility would be located in Map Ta Phut, Rayong, Thailand.
Royal DSM announces 2030 emissions reduction target
The chemical supplier plans to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to 50 per cent by 2030.
Global EV sales to reach 5.3 million units in 2021: Frost & Sullivan
Intensifying electrification and fuel economy targets are set to propel EV market growth, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report.
India to ban many single-use plastics by July 2022
The ban will include foodservice items such as plates, cups, straws, trays, and cutlery.
Cascades launching 100% recycled packaging for its Fluff & Tuff product line
The new packaging for the bathroom tissue brand is also recyclable.
Canada Plastics Pact adds 12 new partners
The new partners join the organization as it begins to take big steps towards its 2025 targets.
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.
Good Natured Products expands its line of plant-based kitchen products
The launch highlight’s the Vancouver company’s diversification into a range of plant-based materials including fiber and flexible film.
Nova names Sarah Marshall as new VP of sustainability
The role underscores the Calgary-based firm’s long-term environment, social and governance strategy.
NatureWorks authorized to build $600 million manufacturing plant in Thailand
The complex in Nakhon Sawan Provincewill include production sites for lactic acid, lactide, and polymer.
Researchers develop pine sap-based thermally stable plastic
A Florida State University research team’s discovery of a new plastic derived from pine sap has the potential to be a gamechanger for new sustainable materials.
Danimer Scientific to acquire biodegradable polymer producer Novomer
The deal aims to expand PHA maker Danimer’s bioplastics offerings.
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.
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.
Decarbonizing plastic value chains remains Herculean task: Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie says carbon saving technologies are key to emissions reduction.
Export Development Canada commits to net zero by 2050
The Crown corporation’s plan includes interim reduction targets for the six most carbon intensive sectors for 2023 and 2030.
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.
USask researchers looking to make bioplastics from pulse starch
The University of Saskatchewan project has received $2.5 million in funding through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, and will be led by Dr. Yongfeng Ai.
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.
Sidel sets carbon reduction targets
The packaging equipment supplier is also launching a new external communication campaign centered around sustainability.
Indorama Ventures acquires CarbonLite’s Texas PET recycling facility
The Dallas site will be known as Indorama Ventures Sustainable Recycling.
Nova, Dow, LyondellBasell create recycling investment fund
The resin makers are establishing a $100-million investment fund to help finance recovery and recycling of polyethylene and polypropylene in Canada and the U.S.
Scientists convert recyclable plastic to jet fuel
Researchers at Washington State University say they’ve found a cost-effective way to convert PE-based products into jet fuel and lubricants, and in a fraction of the time current plastics recycling methods take.
Report forecasts solid growth for global plastics industry, predicts defining trends
With sustainability spurring innovation, the market is estimated to reach $558.71 billion in 2021, up from $533.04 billion in 2020, with a CAGR of 4.8%.
Federal government invests $7.5 million for automobility accelerator in Windsor-Essex
The non-repayable funding from FedDev Ontario will go to Invest WindsorEssex to support the development of secure, zero-emissions vehicles technologies.
HelloFresh will reduce ocean-bound plastic pollution by 1.6 million pounds over the next three years
The global meal kit provider is partnering with plastic waste collection firm Plastic Bank to set up three plastic collection centres in Indonesia.
New project aims to develop standardized methodology to analyze microplastics
The goal is to monitor their presence in the different stages of industrial processes.
Compostable, microwavable plant-based packaging addresses Canada’s proposed single-use plastics ban
Just ahead of the proposed ban, Vancouver-based bioplastics maker Good Natured Products is introducing compostable microwavable to-go containers.
Pipe supplier Soleno buys Plastiques VPC
The deal moves New Brunswick-based Soleno further into the the plastics recycling industry.
Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup launches new campaign to prevent plastic pollution
The “Little Bits, Big Problem” initiative encourages Canadians to help stop buildup of plastic in the waterways.