Canadian Plastics

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Sustainability

News
June 17, 2021  

U.S. Plastics Pact unveils national strategy for a circular economy by 2025

The aggressive “Roadmap to 2025” aims to accelerate progress toward four specific targets that address plastic waste at its source.

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June 16, 2021  

Sidel sets carbon reduction targets

The packaging equipment supplier is also launching a new external communication campaign centered around sustainability.

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June 14, 2021  

Indorama Ventures acquires CarbonLite’s Texas PET recycling facility

The Dallas site will be known as Indorama Ventures Sustainable Recycling.

News
May 26, 2021  

Nova, Dow, LyondellBasell create recycling investment fund

The resin makers are establishing a $100-million investment fund to help finance recovery and recycling of polyethylene and polypropylene in Canada and the U.S.

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May 21, 2021  

Scientists convert recyclable plastic to jet fuel

Researchers at Washington State University say they’ve found a cost-effective way to convert PE-based products into jet fuel and lubricants, and in a fraction of the time current plastics recycling methods take.

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May 20, 2021  

Report forecasts solid growth for global plastics industry, predicts defining trends

With sustainability spurring innovation, the market is estimated to reach $558.71 billion in 2021, up from $533.04 billion in 2020, with a CAGR of 4.8%.

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May 20, 2021  

Federal government invests $7.5 million for automobility accelerator in Windsor-Essex

The non-repayable funding from FedDev Ontario will go to Invest WindsorEssex to support the development of secure, zero-emissions vehicles technologies.

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May 20, 2021  

HelloFresh will reduce ocean-bound plastic pollution by 1.6 million pounds over the next three years

The global meal kit provider is partnering with plastic waste collection firm Plastic Bank to set up three plastic collection centres in Indonesia.

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May 19, 2021  

New project aims to develop standardized methodology to analyze microplastics

The goal is to monitor their presence in the different stages of industrial processes.

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May 14, 2021  

Compostable, microwavable plant-based packaging addresses Canada’s proposed single-use plastics ban

Just ahead of the proposed ban, Vancouver-based bioplastics maker Good Natured Products is introducing compostable microwavable to-go containers.

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May 14, 2021  

Pipe supplier Soleno buys Plastiques VPC

The deal moves New Brunswick-based Soleno further into the the plastics recycling industry.

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May 11, 2021  

Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup launches new campaign to prevent plastic pollution

The “Little Bits, Big Problem” initiative encourages Canadians to help stop buildup of plastic in the waterways.

Feature
May 6, 2021  

The ins and outs of using post-consumer resin in packaging

Driven by consumer demand, eco-friendly packaging that uses post-consumer resin is gaining traction on the shelf. But for packaging designers trying to meet extremely specific brand standards, working with this material poses some challenges.

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May 2, 2021  

A faster way to degrade compostable plastics using water and heat

University of California, Berkeley, scientists have invented a way to make compostable plastics break down more easily, with just heat and water, within a few weeks.

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May 2, 2021  

Magna commits to carbon neutrality in global operations by 2030

The auto parts maker has also signed on as a founding sponsor of XPrize Abundant Energy Alliance.

News
April 29, 2021  

Tissue maker Kruger Products joins Canada Plastics Pact

Kruger has a 10-year sustainability strategy that includes the target of reducing the virgin plastic in its trademark branded packaging by 50 per cent by 2030.

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April 28, 2021  

NatureWorks and IMA partner to advance the compostable coffee pods market

The multi-year partnership is designed to accelerate the availability of a turn-key solution for K-Cup compatible compostable coffee pods in North America.

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April 21, 2021  

Advil to reduce plastic in over 80 million bottles by 20%

The initiative will draw on a new barrier resin technology that reduces the amount of resin required to mold and craft the bottles, while maintaining the same barrier protection properties.

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April 15, 2021  

Canadian government invests in five projects to reduce plastic waste

The projects will receive a total of $1.3 million.

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April 8, 2021  

Canada Plastics Pact gets 13 new partners, names advisory council members

  The Canada Plastics Pact (CPP), a multi-stakeholder, industry-led,

Feature
April 7, 2021  

Discovered! Microbes that eat PET water bottles

Researchers at Reed College in Oregon are growing colonies of bacteria that break down the notoriously resilient PET.

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April 5, 2021  

Organization formed to combat Great Lakes plastic pollution

Chemical maker Dow is one of several industry firms involved in the new Circular Great Lakes, a five-year initiative for tackling plastics pollution plan in the Great Lakes.

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March 18, 2021  

Clariant and India Glycols partner to tap into green renewables megatrend

The two chemical makers have established a joint venture in renewable ethylene oxide derivatives.

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March 18, 2021  

NextChem and Agilyx sign global chemical recycling deal

The deal uses Agilyx’s advanced pyrolysis technology to convert mixed waste plastic into circular olefins and fuels.

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March 17, 2021  

Unilever NA invests $15 million in plastic recycling initiative

The investment is part of the consumer goods maker’s plan to collect and process more plastic packaging than it sells by 2025.

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March 17, 2021  

GreenMantra Technologies announces exclusive distribution deal with Harke Group

Harke Group will distribute GreenMantra’s synthetic waxes and specialty polymers in Europe and the UK.

Feature
March 9, 2021  

Back to Earth 2.0

A new generation of made-in-Canada compostable straws is about as sustainable as you can get.

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March 1, 2021  

British Columbia scientists use new bioplastic to make fully compostable coffee pod

Called the Nexe pod, the pods compost completely in as little as 35 days in industrial compost.

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February 26, 2021  

Braskem invests $61 million to increase biopolymer production in Brazil

Production at the company’s Rio Grande do Sul facility will be increased from 200 to 260 kilotonnes per year by the end of 2022.

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February 10, 2021  

Coca-Cola unveils 100 per cent recycled PET bottles in U.S.

The beverage giant’s rPET innovations span its product portfolio and include multiple brands and packaging sizes.

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February 1, 2021  

This non-toxic biodegradable plastic film is based on seaweed

Developed at India’s National Institute of Ocean Technology, the films will safely break down in the environment without leaving any toxicity.

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February 1, 2021  

Eastman to build massive molecular recycling plant in Tennessee

The plant, to be built in Kingsport and be mechanically complete by the end of 2022, will use methanolysis to convert polyester waste that often ends up in landfills and waterways into durable products.