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 environmentally-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.
Starbucks plans to move away from single-use packagingby Canadian Plastics
In a public letter from its CEO, the coffee chain said it wants to shift away from single-use packaging to reusable cups and utensils.
China moves to phase out single-use plasticsby Canadian Plastics
A new directive from the National Development and Reform Commission and the Environment Ministry outlines how Beijing hopes to cut plastic waste by 30 per cent in five years, banning single use plastic bags and straws.
Nestlé pledges to spend billions on recycled packagingby Canadian Plastics
The food and beverage giant, which packages most of its food and bottles with plastic, wants to cut its use of virgin plastics by one-third by 2025.
Berry Plastics to expand its capacity for sustainable, breathable films in North Americaby Canadian Plastics
The Indiana-based rigid and flexible packaging supplier will invest US$20 million to expand its hygiene, healthcare, and specialty films platform.
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.
Mattel aims for 100 per cent recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic by 2030by Canadian Plastics
The toy maker said it will start by debuting an environmentally sustainable version of its famous Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack baby toy by June 2020.
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.