Canadian Plastics


August 15, 2018 News

Chile bans businesses from using plastic bags

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As of August 3, large businesses have six months to phase out the use of plastic bags, while smaller ones will be given two years to adopt the new rules.

August 12, 2018 News

France to penalize use of non-recycled plastic

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As part of pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025, France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic.

August 1, 2018 News

Montreal-based sustainable chemicals maker BioAmber plans to liquidate

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BioAmber filed for bankruptcy in early May, and has been unable to find a buyer for its assets since then.

July 26, 2018 News

Walt Disney Co. plans to eliminate plastic straws by mid-2019

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The company also said that it plans to transition to using refillable in-room amenities in its hotels and on its cruise ships over the next few years; and that it will be reducing the number of plastic shopping bags in its parks as well as on its cruise line.

July 17, 2018 News

Adidas plans to use only recycled plastic by 2024

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Adidas currently uses virgin polyester in a wide range of its products, from t-shirts to running shoes.

July 16, 2018 News

Starbucks proposed plastic straw ban draws fire from disability rights groups

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Starbucks announced on July 9 that it would phase out plastic straws from its stores by 2020. In the past few days, however, several U.S.-based groups have protested the policy, saying it will exclude some people with disabilities.

June 28, 2018 CanPlastics TV

Plastic straw bans are taking off in Canada

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May 30, 2018 News

EU plastics industry criticizes proposal to ban single-use plastics

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The European Plastics Converters association and the European Bioplastics trade association are both speaking out against the EU’s proposed ban.

May 28, 2018 News

EU proposes ban on plastic straws, cutlery

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The draft rules would ban the 10 single-use plastic products said to make up 70 per cent of all marine litter, including plastic cotton swabs, plates, and swizzle sticks.

April 23, 2018 News

Britain considers banning plastic straws, wants Canada to do the same

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The United Kingdom wants to take action to ban plastic straws, plastic drink stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds, and is urging other Commonwealth nations – including Canada – to follow suit.

March 6, 2018 News

Lego to use bio-based plastics in its toy blocks

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Toy construction block maker Lego is replacing ABS with sugar cane-based polyethylene in part of the toy sets it manufactures.

January 24, 2018 News

Coca-Cola aims for 50 per cent recycled content by 2030

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The Atlanta-based beverage giant wants its plastic bottles contain an average of 50 per cent recycled content by 2030.

January 24, 2018 News

Amcor to make its packaging range fully-recyclable by 2025

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In a statement, Amcor said it will collaborate with customers, suppliers, governments and NGOs in order to develop and provide new eco-friendly packaging solutions.

November 30, 2017 News

Husky installs energy storage system to cut power costs

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Designed and constructed for Husky by Convergent Energy + Power, the GridStar lithium-ion battery system can reduce electricity costs on the load by 15-30 per cent per year, starting in 2018.

October 10, 2017 News

Recycling associations create global partnership to harmonize testing

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Called the Global Plastics Outreach Alliance, the coalition is designed to harmonize global testing protocols related to plastics recycling.

April 19, 2017 News

Canada’s plastic recycling rate continues to rise

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The amount of post-consumer plastic packaging being recycled across Canada continues to increase, a new report says. The report, conducted by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and Moore Recycling Associates, notes that Canada’s recycling systems and plastics industry realized

November 12, 2016 News

CPIA stages annual Shoreline Cleanup

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Held on October 18, the effort involved cleaning up litter along a portion of the Etobicoke Creek in Mississauga, Ont.

August 27, 2016 News

Demand for recycled PP nearing 300 million lbs per year: study

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The demand for recycled polypropylene (PP) resin by major consumer brand companies is approaching 300 million pounds annually, a new study says. According to the study by Washington, DC.-based The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), a survey of 21 major

July 26, 2016 News

Metabolix exiting bioplastics business

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Bioplastics maker Metabolix Inc. is getting out of the bioplastics business. In a statement, Woburn, Mass.-based Metabolix said it will look to sell its biopolymers business assets. The move will eliminate 45 jobs at the biopolymers and corporate levels, which

July 13, 2016 News

World bioplastics market is valued at $30.8 billion: report

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The current global bioplastics market is valued at US$30.8 billion, and is expected to grow at an annual rate of 17.5% during 2015-2020, driven by increasing popularity in the end user industries, a new report said. But the report, created