Category
Sustainability


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.

October 22, 2019 News

Ampacet focuses on sustainability with new initiatives, global teams

by 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.

October 22, 2019 News

Ascend showcases sustainability efforts at K 2019

by 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.

October 21, 2019 News

Baerlocher unveils stabilization technologies that address sustainability trends at K 2019

by Canadian Plastics

New materials can expand the use of recycled plastic to satisfy stricter regulatory requirements and corporate mandates.

October 20, 2019 News

Husky commits to sustainable packaging

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian injection molding equipment maker has also signed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.

October 19, 2019 News

New additive enables recyclability of plastic waste without losing material’s valuable properties

by 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.

October 19, 2019 Feature

Smells like progress: Making sustainable polymers from fragrant molecules

by 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.

October 18, 2019 News

Sabic introduces polycarbonate based on certified renewable feedstock

by Canadian Plastics

Unveiled at K 2019, the material has the potential to reduce both CO2 emissions and the use of fossil feedstock during production.

October 17, 2019 News

Sustainable polymers for packaging applications

by Canadian Plastics

Sabic has developed four new circular solutions for packaging which are being highlighted at the K 2019 trade show.