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Sustainability


January 24, 2020 Feature

Unbottled potential: Nova Scotia beach house made from 620,000 recycled PET bottles

by 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.

January 24, 2020 News

Dow to start using recycled plastics from waste specialist Avangard Innovative

by Canadian Plastics

The chemical maker will combine its virgin polyethylene resins with Avangard’s pellets made from post-consumer resin plastic film.

January 22, 2020 News

Starbucks plans to move away from single-use packaging

by 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.

January 20, 2020 News

China moves to phase out single-use plastics

by 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.

January 17, 2020 News

Nestlé pledges to spend billions on recycled packaging

by 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.

January 17, 2020 News

Berry Plastics to expand its capacity for sustainable, breathable films in North America

by Canadian Plastics

The Indiana-based rigid and flexible packaging supplier will invest US$20 million to expand its hygiene, healthcare, and specialty films platform.

January 8, 2020 Feature

Ford and McDonald’s collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car parts

by 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.

December 19, 2019 News

Mattel aims for 100 per cent recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic by 2030

by 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.

November 26, 2019 News

U.S. recycled less plastic in 2017, EPA says

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. plastics recycling rate fell to its lowest level in half a decade, according to new figures from the agency.

November 15, 2019 News

Project STOP wins oil and gas industry award

by 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.

November 14, 2019 News

Constantia Flexibles opens 100% sustainable flexible packaging plant in India

by 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.

October 30, 2019 News

Nova becomes first Canadian-based company to participate in Operation Clean Sweep Blue

by Canadian Plastics

OCS Blue is an international product stewardship program aimed at the prevention of plastic pellet, flake, and powder leakage to the environment.

October 24, 2019 News

ExxonMobile, W&H demonstrate new collation shrink film

by 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.

October 24, 2019 News

New zero waste solution for coffee capsules

by 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.

October 24, 2019 News

Borealis becomes a Core Partner of the New Plastics Economy

by 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.

October 23, 2019 News

Avery Dennison wins 2019 Innovations in Sustainability Award

by 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.

October 23, 2019 News

Fiji Water commits to 100 per cent recycled PET water bottles by 2025

by 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.

October 23, 2019 News

Braskem moves deeper into recycling with new polypropylene pellets

by 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.

October 23, 2019 News

Coca-Cola develops bottle made from recycled ocean plastics

by Canadian Plastics

About 300 sample PET bottles have been produced using 25 per cent recycled marine plastic, retrieved from the Mediterranean Sea and beaches. 

October 23, 2019 News

Domo, Circularise and Covestro partner on full plastics traceability

by Canadian Plastics

The newly formed Circularise Plastics project group aims to set up an open standard for sustainability and transparency in the plastics industry.