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.
DSM to introduce sustainable alternatives for its entire engineering plastics portfolioby Canadian Plastics
As an immediate step, DSM launched bio-based grades of its Arnitel and Stanyl product portfolio at the K 2019 trade show.
LyondellBasell introduces family of bio-based polyolefinsby Canadian Plastics
The material supplier’s collaboration with Neste marks the first time bio-based PP and bio-based LPDE were produced simultaneously at commercial scale.
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.”
Bio-based TPUs from Merquinsaby Canadian Plastics
The Spain-based material supplier has expanded its range of bio-based TPUs with new grades ranging from 85 Shore A to 60 Shore D.
Chinese cargo vessels responsible for most plastic debris in Atlantic Ocean, study saysby Canadian Plastics
A new study involving a Canadian researcher suggests that Chinese merchant ships – and not land-based sources – might be the leading cause of ocean plastic waste.
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.
Nova Chemicals just got even more sustainableby Canadian Plastics
With the new position of director of sustainability filled by Sarah Marshall, the Calgary-based polyethylene resin maker is walking the walk when it comes to advancing the circular economy.
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.
McDonald’s new paper straws aren’t recyclable, company admitsby Canadian Plastics
The fast food company switched its straws from plastic to paper in June 2018, but says the new straws are too thick to recycle.
Holiday Inn owner InterContinental hotels ditching plastic mini shampoo bottlesby Canadian Plastics
Hotel company InterContinental Group (IHG), which owns Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Kimpton, is eliminating miniature plastic bottles from all of its 843,000 guest rooms across the globe. In a July 30 statement, the British-based company said that it will…
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.
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo are leaving Plastics Industry Associationby Canadian Plastics
Facing mounting pressure over contributions to plastic pollution, the two beverage giants are cutting ties this year with the U.S.-based plastics trade association.
Petro-Canada gets funding for cross-country electric vehicle fast-charging networkby Canadian Plastics
The federal government is awarding Petro-Canada $4.6 million to build 92 electric vehicle fast chargers, with the first completed station being in Stewiacke, N.S.
in its coast-to-coast network.
KFC Canada to phase out plastic straws and bags this yearby Canadian Plastics
By October 2019, plastic straws and plastic bags will no longer be used or provided at any KFC restaurant locations across Canada.
Sidel joins Ellen MacArthur’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitmentby Canadian Plastics
This worldwide initiative was launched in 2018 with the goal of addressing the plastic waste and pollution crisis at its source and keeping plastics within the economy.
Improving Canada’s plastics recycling rate will take “radical changes”: reportby Canadian Plastics
The report from Deloitte and ChemInfo Services shows that Canada’s plastics manufacturing sector is far larger than its recycling industry.
PET recycler Loop Industries gets $35 million in backing from Canadian billionaireby Canadian Plastics
The buyer of Montreal-based Loop’s stock, Northern Private Capital, is the exclusive investment vehicle of CFFI Ventures, a company wholly owned by billionaire entrepreneur John Risley.
GreenMantra Technologies: Waste not, want notby Canadian Plastics
By transforming post-consumer plastics into value-added polymers and waxes, this Brantford, Ont.-based clean technology company is offering processors a whole new world of specialty materials.