New plastics recycling plant opening in Torontoby Canadian Plastics
Headed by ex-CPIA leader Mark Badger, Urban Polymers will be capable of processing 25 million pounds per year of PET and 11 million pounds per year of PP/PE.
Recycling of plastic wraps, bags, film surging in North Americaby Canadian Plastics
Post-consumer plastic recycling is surging in North America, according to two new reports prepared for the American Chemistry Council (ACC). According to the first study, the recycling of post-consumer plastic film packaging increased by 116 million pounds, or 11 per…
8 million tonnes of plastics dumped in oceans annually: reportby Canadian Plastics
New research estimates an average of about eight million tonnes of plastic – everything from water bottles to garbage bags to food packaging – finds its way into the world’s oceans each year. The study, published in the journal Science,…
Access to Canadian plastics recycling at its highest level in 10 years: CPIA reportby Canadian Plastics
The number of recycling programs in Canada that now accept and recycle a wide range of plastic packaging has grown to the largest ever in 10 years, a new report released by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) says, as…
Canadian firms partner for plastic dog food bag recycling projectby Canadian Plastics
Recycling company TerraCycle Canada is partnering with Canadian pet food company Open Farm to offer a free, innovative recycling program for post-use plastic dog food bags. “In an industry first, consumers can now send their empty Open Farm pet food…
Lightweight concept from Ford and Magna has “significant environmental benefits”by Canadian Plastics
A new multi-material lightweight vehicle (MMLV) concept car developed by Canadian auto parts maker Magna International Inc. in cooperation with Ford Motor Co. and the U.S. Department of Energy offers “clear advantages in terms of global warming potential and the…
New York City to ban Styrofoamby Canadian Plastics
Styrofoam will be banned in New York City starting in July this year. The administration of New York City mayor Bill De Blasio made the decision on the heels of a Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announcement that expanded polystyrene (EPS)…
Australian bioplastics film suppliers merging to form mega-companyby Canadian Plastics
Melbourne, Australia-based supplier of biohybrid and compostable resins Cardia Bioplastics is merging with Australian firm Stellar Films Group to form a sustainable packaging operation with annual sales of almost Cdn$30 million.
Plastic bag ban proposed for Saskatchewanby Canadian Plastics
A proposed ban on plastic bags in Saskatchewan is garnering national attention.
Montreal considering plastic bag banby Canadian Plastics
The City of Montreal is considering banning retail stores from using plastic bags.
Bio-based materials and chemicals to attract nearly $1 billion investment in 2014: reportby Canadian Plastics
Bio-based materials and chemicals (BBMC) are poised to attract nearly US$1 billion in investment in 2014, led notably by later-stage funding rounds, according to a new report.
California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
The U.S. state of California has passed the first statewide legislation in the nation banning single-use plastic bags.
Exxel Polymers: sous le signe du succes/Under the sign of success*by Canadian Plastics
Si la route qui mène au succès est souvent parsemée de difficultés, elle est ussi faite de moments charnières au cœur desquels les décisions prises par les dirigeants sont déterminantes….
Nova Scotia to ban frackingby Canadian Plastics
Nova Scotia has said no to fracking.
Bayer MaterialScience partners with SCAC for waste water reuse projectby Canadian Plastics
Chemical supplier Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) is partnering with Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Co. Ltd. (SCAC) in a project that will reuse salt water from the polycarbonate unit at Bayer’s Shanghai facility.
Study finds less plastic waste in the world’s oceans than expectedby Canadian Plastics
How much plastic debris is floating in the world’s oceans? Maybe a lot less than was anticipated.
Bioplastics maker Solegear gets $1.6 million government fundingby Canadian Plastics
Canadian bioplastics maker Solegear Bioplastics Inc. has received $1.6 million in federal government funding.
CPIA partners with Walmart and SC Johnson for recycling programby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is partnering with retailer Walmart and brandmaker SC Johnson on a project to collect and recycle plastic bags and film.
BioAmber secures $7 million grant for Sarnia biochemical plantby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian subsidiary of U.S.-based biotechnology developer BioAmber Inc. has secured a $7 million grant to support the ongoing construction of a $135 million bio-succinic acid plant that is under construction in Sarnia, Ont.
CPIA announces 2014 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winnersby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has selected the winners of the 2014 Plastics Industry Leadership Awards, designed to recognize outstanding individuals and businesses for their commitment and dedication to the growth and…