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.

October 16, 2019 News

DSM to introduce sustainable alternatives for its entire engineering plastics portfolio

by Canadian Plastics

As an immediate step, DSM launched bio-based grades of its Arnitel and Stanyl product portfolio at the K 2019 trade show.

October 13, 2019 News

LyondellBasell introduces family of bio-based polyolefins

by Canadian Plastics

The material supplier’s collaboration with Neste marks the first time bio-based PP and bio-based LPDE were produced simultaneously at commercial scale.

October 7, 2019 News

Consumer goods giant Unilever vows to halve virgin plastics use by 2025

by Canadian Plastics

The business, whose brands include Dove, Ben & Jerry’s and Lipton, said it would achieve this by cutting its “absolute use of plastic packaging” by over 100,000 tonnes and “accelerating its use of recycled plastic.”

October 5, 2019 News

Bio-based TPUs from Merquinsa

by Canadian Plastics

The Spain-based material supplier has expanded its range of bio-based TPUs with new grades ranging from 85 Shore A to 60 Shore D.

October 2, 2019 News

Chinese cargo vessels responsible for most plastic debris in Atlantic Ocean, study says

by Canadian Plastics

A new study involving a Canadian researcher suggests that Chinese merchant ships – and not land-based sources – might be the leading cause of ocean plastic waste.

September 23, 2019 News

Alliance to End Plastic Waste partnering with Project STOP

by Canadian Plastics

The two organizations are joining forces to help tackle plastic waste in the environment in Indonesia.

September 18, 2019 News

California lawmakers fail to pass bills to phase out single-use plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The two bills, SB 54 and companion legislation AB 1080, sought to eliminate 75 per cent of single-use containers in the state by 2030.

September 12, 2019 Feature

Nova Chemicals just got even more sustainable

by Canadian Plastics

With the new position of director of sustainability filled by Sarah Marshall, the Calgary-based polyethylene resin maker is walking the walk when it comes to advancing the circular economy.

August 22, 2019 News

Alliance to End Plastic Waste names former UN Environment official as first president, CEO

by Canadian Plastics

Jaboc Duer will join the not-for-profit group Oct. 1 after most recently serving as director for the United Nations Environment Program.

August 8, 2019 News

McDonald’s new paper straws aren’t recyclable, company admits

by Canadian Plastics

The fast food company switched its straws from plastic to paper in June 2018, but says the new straws are too thick to recycle.

July 31, 2019 News

Holiday Inn owner InterContinental hotels ditching plastic mini shampoo bottles

by Canadian Plastics

Hotel company InterContinental Group (IHG), which owns Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Kimpton, is eliminating miniature plastic bottles from all of its 843,000 guest rooms across the globe. In a July 30 statement, the British-based company said that it will

July 30, 2019 Feature

Building schoolrooms from plastic waste in West Africa

by Canadian Plastics

Conceptos Plasticos, a Colombian non-profit group, has partnered with UNICEF to collect plastic waste in the West African country of Côte d’Ivoire and turn it into modular plastic bricks to build classrooms.

July 26, 2019 News

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo are leaving Plastics Industry Association

by Canadian Plastics

Facing mounting pressure over contributions to plastic pollution, the two beverage giants are cutting ties this year with the U.S.-based plastics trade association.

July 17, 2019 News

Petro-Canada gets funding for cross-country electric vehicle fast-charging network

by Canadian Plastics

The federal government is awarding Petro-Canada $4.6 million to build 92 electric vehicle fast chargers, with the first completed station being in Stewiacke, N.S.

in its coast-to-coast network.

July 16, 2019 News

KFC Canada to phase out plastic straws and bags this year

by Canadian Plastics

By October 2019, plastic straws and plastic bags will no longer be used or provided at any KFC restaurant locations across Canada.

July 13, 2019 News

Sidel joins Ellen MacArthur’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

by Canadian Plastics

This worldwide initiative was launched in 2018 with the goal of addressing the plastic waste and pollution crisis at its source and keeping plastics within the economy.

June 7, 2019 News

Improving Canada’s plastics recycling rate will take “radical changes”: report

by Canadian Plastics

The report from Deloitte and ChemInfo Services shows that Canada’s plastics manufacturing sector is far larger than its recycling industry.

June 3, 2019 News

PET recycler Loop Industries gets $35 million in backing from Canadian billionaire

by Canadian Plastics

The buyer of Montreal-based Loop’s stock, Northern Private Capital, is the exclusive investment vehicle of CFFI Ventures, a company wholly owned by billionaire entrepreneur John Risley.