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.
Project STOP wins oil and gas industry awardby Canadian Plastics
Co-founded by Borealis and SYSTEMIQ in 2017, the Project STOP initiative partners with cities to stop plastic waste leaking into the ocean.
Constantia Flexibles opens 100% sustainable flexible packaging plant in Indiaby Canadian Plastics
Located in Ahmedabad, the plant is said to be the world’s first facility designed to produce more sustainable and recyclable flexible packaging only.
Nova becomes first Canadian-based company to participate in Operation Clean Sweep Blueby Canadian Plastics
OCS Blue is an international product stewardship program aimed at the prevention of plastic pellet, flake, and powder leakage to the environment.
ExxonMobile, W&H demonstrate new collation shrink filmby Canadian Plastics
The companies used the K 2019 show to demonstrate a 40-micron, five-layer polyolefin dedicated collation shrink film, which included 30 per cent recycled polyethylene.
New zero waste solution for coffee capsulesby Canadian Plastics
The GEA capsules are suitable for Nespresso, Lavazza Blue, and Keurig systems, and are made with Ingeo, a renewably sourced biomaterial from NatureWorks.
Borealis becomes a Core Partner of the New Plastics Economyby Canadian Plastics
A global initiative led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the New Plastics Economy unites a range of stakeholders to bring about a circular economy for plastics.
Avery Dennison wins 2019 Innovations in Sustainability Awardby Canadian Plastics
The Sourcing Industry Group recognizes the company along with EcoVadis for scaling its sustainability risk and improvement program across a global supply base.
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.
Braskem moves deeper into recycling with new polypropylene pelletsby Canadian Plastics
Feedstock for Braskem’s new 100 per cent recycled “I’m green” PP is derived from polypropylene twine typically used for hay bales in the agricultural sector.
Coca-Cola develops bottle made from recycled ocean plasticsby Canadian Plastics
About 300 sample PET bottles have been produced using 25 per cent recycled marine plastic, retrieved from the Mediterranean Sea and beaches.
Domo, Circularise and Covestro partner on full plastics traceabilityby Canadian Plastics
The newly formed Circularise Plastics project group aims to set up an open standard for sustainability and transparency in the plastics industry.
Ampacet focuses on sustainability with new initiatives, global teamsby Canadian Plastics
The masterbatch supplier has launched an initiative that includes sustainable masterbatch and additive products, participation in global sustainability programs, and collaboration on recycling and conservation projects.
Ascend showcases sustainability efforts at K 2019by Canadian Plastics
The company’s three-part strategy focuses its people, products and plants toward creating solutions that reduce emissions, waste and water use; providing careers that grow and support families; and fostering vibrant, prosperous communities.
Baerlocher unveils stabilization technologies that address sustainability trends at K 2019by Canadian Plastics
New materials can expand the use of recycled plastic to satisfy stricter regulatory requirements and corporate mandates.
Husky commits to sustainable packagingby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian injection molding equipment maker has also signed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.
New additive enables recyclability of plastic waste without losing material’s valuable propertiesby Canadian Plastics
Clariant’s AddWorks PKG 906 Circle polymer stabilizer can increase the reuse content of post-production waste in film by as much as 30 per cent.
Smells like progress: Making sustainable polymers from fragrant moleculesby Canadian Plastics
British researchers have developed a technique for extracting molecules found in the essential oils of a wide variety of plants to produce organic polymers to replace plastics made from petrochemicals.
Sabic introduces polycarbonate based on certified renewable feedstockby Canadian Plastics
Unveiled at K 2019, the material has the potential to reduce both CO2 emissions and the use of fossil feedstock during production.
Sustainable polymers for packaging applicationsby Canadian Plastics
Sabic has developed four new circular solutions for packaging which are being highlighted at the K 2019 trade show.