Canadian Plastics

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Sustainability

News
February 11, 2020  

Bill targets single-use plastics in U.S.

Federal Democrat lawmakers in the U.S. have introduced a bill that seeks to ban many single-use plastics items and also make companies responsible for plastic waste.

News
January 30, 2020  

U.S. plastic bag manufacturers want 95 per cent of plastic retail bags to be reused or recycled by 2025

The American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance, which made the pledge, also wants all bags to have 25 per cent recycled content by 2025.

News
January 30, 2020  

Canada’s first contact lens recycling program kicks off

Created by eye care specialist Bausch + Lomb and recycler TerraCycle, contact lens wearers can now recycle their lenses and blister packs.

Feature
January 26, 2020  

Unbottled potential: Nova Scotia beach house made from 620,000 recycled PET bottles

Built by construction company JD Composites, the 2,000-square-foot, three-bedroom home has opened up a new way of turning plastic waste into eco-friendly housing.

News
January 24, 2020  

Dow to start using recycled plastics from waste specialist Avangard Innovative

The chemical maker will combine its virgin polyethylene resins with Avangard’s pellets made from post-consumer resin plastic film.

News
January 22, 2020  

Starbucks plans to move away from single-use packaging

In a public letter from its CEO, the coffee chain said it wants to shift away from single-use packaging to reusable cups and utensils.

News
January 20, 2020  

China moves to phase out single-use plastics

A new directive from the National Development and Reform Commission and the Environment Ministry outlines how Beijing hopes to cut plastic waste by 30 per cent in five years, banning single use plastic bags and straws.

News
January 17, 2020  

Nestlé pledges to spend billions on recycled packaging

The food and beverage giant, which packages most of its food and bottles with plastic, wants to cut its use of virgin plastics by one-third by 2025.

News
January 17, 2020  

Berry Plastics to expand its capacity for sustainable, breathable films in North America

The Indiana-based rigid and flexible packaging supplier will invest US$20 million to expand its hygiene, healthcare, and specialty films platform.

Feature
January 8, 2020  

Ford and McDonald’s collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car parts

Drawing on Canadian research, the companies are giving vehicles a caffeine boost by using coffee chaff in vehicle parts such as headlamp housings.

News
December 19, 2019  

Mattel aims for 100 per cent recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic by 2030

The toy maker said it will start by debuting an environmentally sustainable version of its famous Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack baby toy by June 2020.

News
November 26, 2019  

U.S. recycled less plastic in 2017, EPA says

The U.S. plastics recycling rate fell to its lowest level in half a decade, according to new figures from the agency.

News
November 15, 2019  

Project STOP wins oil and gas industry award

Co-founded by Borealis and SYSTEMIQ in 2017, the Project STOP initiative partners with cities to stop plastic waste leaking into the ocean.

News
November 14, 2019  

Constantia Flexibles opens 100% sustainable flexible packaging plant in India

Located in Ahmedabad, the plant is said to be the world’s first facility designed to produce more sustainable and recyclable flexible packaging only.

News
October 30, 2019  

Nova becomes first Canadian-based company to participate in Operation Clean Sweep Blue

OCS Blue is an international product stewardship program aimed at the prevention of plastic pellet, flake, and powder leakage to the environment.

News
October 24, 2019  

ExxonMobile, W&H demonstrate new collation shrink film

The companies used the K 2019 show to demonstrate a 40-micron, five-layer polyolefin dedicated collation shrink film, which included 30 per cent recycled polyethylene.

News
October 24, 2019  

New zero waste solution for coffee capsules

The GEA capsules are suitable for Nespresso, Lavazza Blue, and Keurig systems, and are made with Ingeo, a renewably sourced biomaterial from NatureWorks.

News
October 24, 2019  

Borealis becomes a Core Partner of the New Plastics Economy

A global initiative led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the New Plastics Economy unites a range of stakeholders to bring about a circular economy for plastics.

News
October 23, 2019  

Avery Dennison wins 2019 Innovations in Sustainability Award

The Sourcing Industry Group recognizes the company along with EcoVadis for scaling its sustainability risk and improvement program across a global supply base.

News
October 23, 2019  

Fiji Water commits to 100 per cent recycled PET water bottles by 2025

The company, said to be the No. 1 importer of premium bottled water in the U.S., also plans to have 20 per cent rPET in bottles next year.

News
October 23, 2019  

Braskem moves deeper into recycling with new polypropylene pellets

Feedstock for Braskem’s new 100 per cent recycled “I’m green” PP is derived from polypropylene twine typically used for hay bales in the agricultural sector.

News
October 23, 2019  

Coca-Cola develops bottle made from recycled ocean plastics

About 300 sample PET bottles have been produced using 25 per cent recycled marine plastic, retrieved from the Mediterranean Sea and beaches. 

News
October 23, 2019  

Domo, Circularise and Covestro partner on full plastics traceability

The newly formed Circularise Plastics project group aims to set up an open standard for sustainability and transparency in the plastics industry.

News
October 22, 2019  

Ampacet focuses on sustainability with new initiatives, global teams

The masterbatch supplier has launched an initiative that includes sustainable masterbatch and additive products, participation in global sustainability programs, and collaboration on recycling and conservation projects.

News
October 22, 2019  

Ascend showcases sustainability efforts at K 2019

The company’s three-part strategy focuses its people, products and plants toward creating solutions that reduce emissions, waste and water use; providing careers that grow and support families; and fostering vibrant, prosperous communities.

News
October 21, 2019  

Baerlocher unveils stabilization technologies that address sustainability trends at K 2019

New materials can expand the use of recycled plastic to satisfy stricter regulatory requirements and corporate mandates.

News
October 20, 2019  

Husky commits to sustainable packaging

The Canadian injection molding equipment maker has also signed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.

News
October 19, 2019  

New additive enables recyclability of plastic waste without losing material’s valuable properties

Clariant’s AddWorks PKG 906 Circle polymer stabilizer can increase the reuse content of post-production waste in film by as much as 30 per cent.

Feature
October 19, 2019  

Smells like progress: Making sustainable polymers from fragrant molecules

British researchers have developed a technique for extracting molecules found in the essential oils of a wide variety of plants to produce organic polymers to replace plastics made from petrochemicals.

News
October 18, 2019  

Sabic introduces polycarbonate based on certified renewable feedstock

Unveiled at K 2019, the material has the potential to reduce both CO2 emissions and the use of fossil feedstock during production.

News
October 17, 2019  

Sustainable polymers for packaging applications

Sabic has developed four new circular solutions for packaging which are being highlighted at the K 2019 trade show.

News
October 16, 2019  

DSM to introduce sustainable alternatives for its entire engineering plastics portfolio

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