Brussels plastics recycling show cancelled following terror alertby Canadian Plastics
The Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) Europe, a two-day conference in Brussels for members of the plastics and recycling industries, has been cancelled after an official warning placed the Belgium capital city on the highest level of terror alert. The show…
Fracking risks are manageable: reportby Canadian Plastics
The report, by the Fraser Institute, finds that fracking-related concerns about drinking water and air quality are largely unfounded.
Ice River Springs opens PET bottled water plant in Quebecby Canadian Plastics
Ice River Springs, a Canadian-owned bottler, has opened a new multi-million dollar bottled water plant in Lachute, Que. The plant will be Ice River Springs’ 13th in North America, and is intended to provide increased capacity to support the production…
CPIA partners with Quebec cities for polystyrene recyclingby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is partnering with the Quebec city of Pointe-Claire to organize special events for polystyrene collection. Residents of Pointe-Claire are invited to bring the post-cnsumer polystyrene – which is marked with the number “6” inside…
Solegear and Columbia Plastics team up for bioplastic office productsby Canadian Plastics
Strategic partnership poised to make plant-based office products available to Canadian consumers.
Toronto expanding plastic recycling programby Canadian Plastics
Blue Bin recycling program will increase TO’s diversion rate by an expected 2%.
Record amount of plastic recycled at NPE2015by Canadian Plastics
In total, 87% of overall waste generated at the show was recycled.
Plastic packaging recycling in Canada up by 9% in 2013: reportby Canadian Plastics
An additional 9% of plastic packaging was recycled in Canada in 2013 compared with 2012, a new report concludes. Complied by Moore Recycling Associates Inc. and released by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), the report attributes the increase to…
Fire destroys Quebec paper and plastics recycling plantby Canadian Plastics
A fire has destroyed the Beauharnois, Que.-based paper and plastics recycling plant of Kruger Inc. As reported by the Canadian Press, the fire broke out early March 11 and has produced a thick plume of smoke that can be seen…
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.