Fresh Attitude salads now sold in 100 per cent recycled plastic packagingby Canadian Plastics
To be manufactured by Canadian packaging supplier Cascades, the recyclable containers will replace containers made from virgin plastic.
SC Johnson rolls out new cleaning bottles made from 100% recycled ocean plasticby Canadian Plastics
The new Mr Muscle Platinum Window & Glass cleaner product is part of SC Johnson’s global partnership with Plastic Bank to reduce plastic waste in the world’s oceans while also helping to alleviate poverty.
New fibreglass-reinforced watches made from ocean plastic wasteby Canadian Plastics
The Seastrong Diver Gyre Automatic line features a case comprised of 70 per cent plastic debris derived from fishing nets collected in the Indian Ocean, strengthened with 30 per cent fibreglass.
Nova reports progress on its sustainability strategyby Canadian Plastics
Nova’s new 2019 Sustainability Report highlights four areas of the Calgary-based company’s long-term strategy: circular economy, citizenship, climate care, and sustainability in operations.
Canadian small businesses get funding to help reduce plastic pollution in oceansby Canadian Plastics
Four Canadian small businesses will receive grants totalling $2 million from the Canadian government.
Dow, Orrion to build industrial-scale polyurethane recycling plant in Franceby Canadian Plastics
As part of Dow’s Renuva mattress recycling program, the goal is to take discarded mattress foam and turn it back into raw material (polyol) through chemical recycling.
Plastics Industry Association announces winners of the 2020 Re|focus Leadership and People’s Choice Awardsby Canadian Plastics
Recycler PureCycle Technologies accepts the Leadership in Innovation Award and sustainable packaging supplier Accredo Packaging wins the People’s Choice Award.
Scientists discover first known bacterium that can feed on polyurethaneby Canadian Plastics
Researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ in Germany have discovered a bacterium that shows potential for recycling polyurethane plastics, which are typically difficult to recycle.
Engel and Austrian packaging companies team up to found “Packaging with a Future” platformby Canadian Plastics
The platform is intended to improve public awareness in the meaningful use of packaging.
Turning waste PET into battery componentsby Canadian Plastics
Researchers at Purdue University are using an ultrafast microwave irradiation process to turn PET flakes into disodium terephthalate, and use that as battery anode material.
Pyrowave closes second investment round for plastic waste technologyby Canadian Plastics
The investment marks the first step towards bringing the Montreal-based cleantech startup’s modular technology to market and provide a scalable, viable and sustainable way to recycle plastic waste.
Ineos, Plastic Energy to build pyrolysis-based chemical recycling plantby Canadian Plastics
Multiple Ineos sites will use the new recycled raw material to manufacture virgin plastic for different applications, including medical products, food packaging, lightweight automotive parts and pipes for safe water transportation.
NatureWorks donates enough biopolymer to fashion 10 million N-95 masksby Canadian Plastics
The biopolymer supplier has donated the Ingeo biopolymer needed to produce as many as two million reusable N95 masks per week from a new spunbond nonwoven structure.
Nexeo Plastics and BioLogiQ sign distribution agreement for North Americaby Canadian Plastics
Nexeo is now distributing BioLogiQ’s BioBlend family of materials in Canada and the U.S.
Wales announces plan to ban single-use plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Plastic straws, cotton buds and balloon sticks are among the items set to be outlawed in the UK country from 2021, or subject to sales restrictions.
Toronto researchers turn waste cooking oil from McDonald’s into high-end 3D printing resinby Canadian Plastics
Using waste cooking oil has significant potential, the researchers say: it’s cheaper to make and the plastics made from it can break down naturally compared to conventional 3D printing resins.
“Superworms” that eat polystyrene might help plastic pollution problemby Canadian Plastics
Researchers in Beijing have discovered that scavenger worms will eat Styrofoam, which is one of the most difficult plastic materials to biodegrade.
Good Natured Products buys Shepherd Thermoforming & Packagingby Canadian Plastics
The $9.5 million acquisition includes all of Shepherd Thermoforming’s assets, including machinery, molds, and a 42,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Brampton, Ont.
Lloyd’s Register joins 3R anti-plastic waste initiativeby Canadian Plastics
The 3R initiative brings together food businesses, industry experts, and NGOs to develop, test and implement three solutions designed to recover, reduce, and recycle plastic waste more effectively.
New Jersey legislators vote to ban single-use plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
But the legislation still needs the New Jersey state Assembly to pass its own version of the law and have Democrat governor Philip Murphy sign it before it’s enacted.