Adidas plans to use only recycled plastic by 2024by Canadian Plastics
Adidas currently uses virgin polyester in a wide range of its products, from t-shirts to running shoes.
Starbucks proposed plastic straw ban draws fire from disability rights groupsby Canadian Plastics
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.
Plastic straw bans are taking off in Canadaby Canadian Plastics
EU plastics industry criticizes proposal to ban single-use plasticsby Canadian Plastics
The European Plastics Converters association and the European Bioplastics trade association are both speaking out against the EU’s proposed ban.
EU proposes ban on plastic straws, cutleryby Canadian Plastics
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.
Britain considers banning plastic straws, wants Canada to do the sameby Canadian Plastics
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.
Lego to use bio-based plastics in its toy blocksby Canadian Plastics
Toy construction block maker Lego is replacing ABS with sugar cane-based polyethylene in part of the toy sets it manufactures.
Coca-Cola aims for 50 per cent recycled content by 2030by Canadian Plastics
The Atlanta-based beverage giant wants its plastic bottles contain an average of 50 per cent recycled content by 2030.
Amcor to make its packaging range fully-recyclable by 2025by Canadian Plastics
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.
Husky installs energy storage system to cut power costsby Canadian Plastics
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.
Recycling associations create global partnership to harmonize testingby Canadian Plastics
Called the Global Plastics Outreach Alliance, the coalition is designed to harmonize global testing protocols related to plastics recycling.
Canada’s plastic recycling rate continues to riseby Canadian Plastics
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…
CPIA stages annual Shoreline Cleanupby Canadian Plastics
Held on October 18, the effort involved cleaning up litter along a portion of the Etobicoke Creek in Mississauga, Ont.
Demand for recycled PP nearing 300 million lbs per year: studyby Canadian Plastics
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…
Metabolix exiting bioplastics businessby Canadian Plastics
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…
World bioplastics market is valued at $30.8 billion: reportby Canadian Plastics
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…
Ikea launching products made from recycled plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Swedish retailer Ikea announced that their new cabinet line will be made from recycled plastic bottles and reclaimed wood. Ikea’s current cabinets are constructed from man-made wood planks and topped with veneer, while the new Kungsbacka line will be made…
Solegear completes Ex-Tech acquisitionby Canadian Plastics
Vancouver, B.C.-based bioplastic manufacturer Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. has completed it purchase of the bioplastics division of extruded plastic sheet maker Ex-Tech Plastics Inc., which is headquartered in Richmond, Ill. The purchase price is about $1.3 million in stock. In…
New online directories assist in plastics film, foam recycling in Canadaby Canadian Plastics
In an effort to raise awareness around the various recycling options for film and foam, the Canadian Plastics Industry Associations (CPIA) has partnered with U.S. organizations to document and track the various collection options across North America – and to…
SPECIAL REPORT: The energy-efficient chemical supplier (and how to become one)by Canadian Plastics
Energy costs are on the rise in Ontario, and chemical manufacturers are huge consumers. So now is definitely the time to get serious about finding new and efficient ways of using your electricity. The good news? There’s a wealth of experts and incentive programs at hand to help you along.