Canadian Plastics

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Sustainability

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November 22, 2021  

ABB and Zume partner on new sustainable packaging application

ABB is providing robots that will enable Zume’s production of bio-based packaging on a global scale, helping to reduce reliance on single-use plastics.

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November 21, 2021  

Plastics recycler Pyrowave receives $7-million credit facility from Que. government

The Pyrowave technology platform uses microwaves to manufacture chemicals more efficiently and with a lower carbon release than traditional processes.

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November 15, 2021  

Ontario firms Aduro, Switch Energy partner to recycle agricultural plastics

The companies are in discussions about building a pilot plant in Sarnia to recover polyethylene and polypropylene used in agriculture.

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November 8, 2021  

Coca‑Cola unveils first 100 per cent plant-based plastic beverage bottle

A limited run of approximately 900 of the prototype bottles have been produced.

News
November 3, 2021  

Tupperware designs reusable meal packaging for Tim Hortons

The pilot program using the Loop reusable packaging concept gets a trial run at select Tim Hortons locations in Burlington, Ont.

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October 21, 2021  

Canada Plastic Pact releases new ‘Roadmap to 2025’ action plan

The plan focuses on three strategic priorities to improve plastics recycling and move Canada towards a circular economy by 2025.

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October 20, 2021  

Berry, LyondellBasell help Wendy’s improve plastic cup recyclability

Berry will produce all-plastic cups for the restaurant chain, using recycled material supplied by LyondellBasell and other suppliers.

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October 20, 2021  

Neste, Ravago partner to build chemical plant in the Netherlands

When completed, the plant in Vlissingen will have an annual processing capacity of about 55,000 tons of mixed plastic waste.

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October 18, 2021  

The plastic recycling system is broken – here’s how we can fix it

There needs to be significant changes in regulations to ensure that companies make the effort to recycle where possible, as well as incentives to achieve recycling targets and establish plants.

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October 12, 2021  

Self-destructing plastic wins design contest award

The technology involves embedding polyester-eating enzymes in the plastic that, once triggered, cause it to completely degrade in days.

News
October 6, 2021  

Dow plans to build new ethylene and derivatives complex in Alberta

The investment would more than triple Dow’s ethylene and PE capacity from its Fort Saskatchewan site while retrofitting the entire site to net-zero scope 1 and 2 carbon dioxide emissions.

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October 6, 2021  

Ontario recycler EFS-plastics acquires blow molder Exi-Plast

The deal is prompted by policy and industry commitments to the Canadian circular economy, EFS officials say.

News
September 29, 2021  

DL Chemical buying specialty polymer maker Kraton for $2.5 billion

Headquartered in Houston, Kraton produces resins and bio-based products derived from pine wood pulping co-products.

News
September 28, 2021  

The Circular Plastics Taskforce completes Phase I of its initiative to support a circular economy for plastics

The goal of Phase I was to conduct a detailed mapping of the value chain of the plastics recycling industry in Quebec, to determine market needs and to establish optimization hypotheses.

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September 27, 2021  

Cargill buying Arkema’s epoxides business

The acquisition aims to boost Cargill’s ability to supply bio-based solutions for plastics, automotive, and other industries.

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September 22, 2021  

Microsoft, Sabic partner on new mouse with 20 per cent recycled ocean plastic shell

The Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse is Microsoft’s first product made with recycled ocean plastic.

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September 22, 2021  

McDonald’s ‘drastically reducing’ virgin plastics used in Happy Meal toys

The company plans to complete its global transition to more sustainable materials for Happy Meal toys by the end of 2025.

Feature
September 22, 2021  

Citizen science could help address Canada’s plastic pollution problem

Citizen scientists require relatively little scientific training and can provide scientifically valuable data on plastic pollution of marine ecosystems.

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September 20, 2021  

Good Natured Products helps two food suppliers minimize environmental impact

The food producers are introducing new crops and next-gen sustainable agriculture practices that are easier on the planet than some traditional growing methods.

News
September 15, 2021  

Sumitomo introduces Meguri brand sustainable resins

The brand comprises materials that include PMMA, PE and PP produced by advanced recycling technologies.

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September 14, 2021  

Genomatica and lululemon collaborate to develop plant-based nylon for apparels

Nylon is the largest volume of synthetic material currently used to make lululemon products.

News
September 12, 2021  

Braskem and SCG Chemicals sign MoU to produce green polyethylene

If the feasibility studies are approved, a joint production facility would be located in Map Ta Phut, Rayong, Thailand.

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August 30, 2021  

Royal DSM announces 2030 emissions reduction target

The chemical supplier plans to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to 50 per cent by 2030.

News
August 26, 2021  

Global EV sales to reach 5.3 million units in 2021: Frost & Sullivan

Intensifying electrification and fuel economy targets are set to propel EV market growth, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report.

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August 25, 2021  

India to ban many single-use plastics by July 2022

The ban will include foodservice items such as plates, cups, straws, trays, and cutlery.

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August 25, 2021  

Cascades launching 100% recycled packaging for its Fluff & Tuff product line

The new packaging for the bathroom tissue brand is also recyclable.

News
August 19, 2021  

Canada Plastics Pact adds 12 new partners

The new partners join the organization as it begins to take big steps towards its 2025 targets.

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August 18, 2021  

Using recycled PET bottles in tire production, the Continental way

The German tire maker will start using reprocessed polyester obtained from recycled plastic bottles in its tire production as of 2022 completely replacing conventional polyester.

News
August 17, 2021  

Good Natured Products expands its line of plant-based kitchen products

The launch highlight’s the Vancouver company’s diversification into a range of plant-based materials including fiber and flexible film.

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August 17, 2021  

Nova names Sarah Marshall as new VP of sustainability

The role underscores the Calgary-based firm’s long-term environment, social and governance strategy.

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August 9, 2021  

NatureWorks authorized to build $600 million manufacturing plant in Thailand

The complex in Nakhon Sawan Provincewill include production sites for lactic acid, lactide, and polymer.

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August 3, 2021  

Researchers develop pine sap-based thermally stable plastic

A Florida State University research team’s discovery of a new plastic derived from pine sap has the potential to be a gamechanger for new sustainable materials.