Canadian Plastics

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Sustainability

Feature
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.

News
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.

News
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.

Feature
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.

News
July 29, 2021  

Danimer Scientific to acquire biodegradable polymer producer Novomer

The deal aims to expand PHA maker Danimer’s bioplastics offerings.

Feature
July 28, 2021  

Turning automotive plastic waste into new sustainable materials

A new research project involving Eastman shows how to recycle automotive-industry mixed plastic waste in the automotive supply chain.

News
July 27, 2021  

Ravago to acquire equity interest in recycler Alterra Energy

Ravago will be a strategic partner in supplying pre-processed waste plastic to Alterra’s Akron, Ohio facility.

News
July 27, 2021  

Decarbonizing plastic value chains remains Herculean task: Wood Mackenzie

Wood Mackenzie says carbon saving technologies are key to emissions reduction.

News
July 26, 2021  

Export Development Canada commits to net zero by 2050

The Crown corporation’s plan includes interim reduction targets for the six most carbon intensive sectors for 2023 and 2030.

Feature
July 26, 2021  

A new water-based solution for recovering add-on value from waste plastic

Ontario-based Aduro Clean Technologies has developed a novel chemical conversion process to transform waste plastics into renewable fuels and specialty chemicals.

Feature
July 7, 2021  

USask researchers looking to make bioplastics from pulse starch

The University of Saskatchewan project has received $2.5 million in funding through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, and will be led by Dr. Yongfeng Ai.

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.

News
June 16, 2021  

Sidel sets carbon reduction targets

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

News
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.

Feature
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.

News
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.

News
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.

Feature
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.

Feature
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.

News
May 14, 2021  

Pipe supplier Soleno buys Plastiques VPC

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

News
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.

Feature
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.

News
April 15, 2021  

Canadian government invests in five projects to reduce plastic waste

The projects will receive a total of $1.3 million.

News
April 8, 2021  

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

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