Commercial biomass sugar plant coming to Sarnia, Ont.
High-purity dextrose sugars can be transformed into bio-based products including organic acids, amino acids and bioplastics.
The energy-efficient chemical supplier (and how to become one)
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.
Walmart Canada to charge five cents for plastic bags
As of February 9, Walmart Canada will begin to…
Erema goes to Russia
Austria-based plastic recycling systems producer Erema is about to…
U.S. to ban microbeads starting in 2017
President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill…
Global bioplastics market to reach $30 billion by 2020: report
Driven by consumer preference, the global market for bioplastics…
Brussels plastics recycling show cancelled following terror alert
The Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) Europe, a two-day conference…
Fracking risks are manageable: report
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 Quebec
Ice River Springs, a Canadian-owned bottler, has opened a…
CPIA partners with Quebec cities for polystyrene recycling
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is partnering with…
Solegear and Columbia Plastics team up for bioplastic office products
Strategic partnership poised to make plant-based office products available to Canadian consumers.
Toronto expanding plastic recycling program
Blue Bin recycling program will increase TO’s diversion rate by an expected 2%.
Record amount of plastic recycled at NPE2015
In total, 87% of overall waste generated at the show was recycled.
Plastic packaging recycling in Canada up by 9% in 2013: report
An additional 9% of plastic packaging was recycled in…
Fire destroys Quebec paper and plastics recycling plant
A fire has destroyed the Beauharnois, Que.-based paper and…
New plastics recycling plant opening in Toronto
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 America
Post-consumer plastic recycling is surging in North America, according…
8 million tonnes of plastics dumped in oceans annually: report
New research estimates an average of about eight million…
Access to Canadian plastics recycling at its highest level in 10 years: CPIA report
The number of recycling programs in Canada that now…
Canadian firms partner for plastic dog food bag recycling project
Recycling company TerraCycle Canada is partnering with Canadian pet…
Lightweight concept from Ford and Magna has “significant environmental benefits”
A new multi-material lightweight vehicle (MMLV) concept car developed…
New York City to ban Styrofoam
Styrofoam will be banned in New York City starting…
Australian bioplastics film suppliers merging to form mega-company
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 Saskatchewan
A proposed ban on plastic bags in Saskatchewan is garnering national attention.
Montreal considering plastic bag ban
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: report
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 bags
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*
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 fracking
Nova Scotia has said no to fracking.
Bayer MaterialScience partners with SCAC for waste water reuse project
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 expected
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 funding
Canadian bioplastics maker Solegear Bioplastics Inc. has received $1.6 million in federal government funding.