Novamont, Genomatica forming European JV for bioplasticsby Canadian Plastics
Italy-based Bioplastics producer Novamont has signed a letter of intent to set up a European joint venture with chemical developer Genomatica.
B.C. grocery chain bringing back plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
Reversing a 2009 decision to stop offering single-use plastic carryout bags at its 26 stores, British Columbia grocery chain Thrifty Foods has now rolled out a pilot project to bring them back.
SPI reappoints plastics recycler to handle NPE 2012 scrapby Canadian Plastics
Once again, an Illinois-based recycler has landed the job of recycling all of the plastic scrap generated at next year’s NPE 2012 trade show in Orlando.
Canadian beauty product maker partners with TerraCycle to turn PET waste into playgroundsby Canadian Plastics
Garnier Canada, a brand owned by personal care and beauty product maker L’Oreal, has entered into an exclusive partnership with waste recycling expert TerraCycle to recycle PET packaging.
Dow teams up with Mitsui for large-scale biopolymers projectby Canadian Plastics
The Dow Chemical Co. has formed a 50-50 joint venture with Tokyo-based investment firm Mitsui & Co. Ltd. to produce sugarcane ethanol and renewable biopolymers at a facility in Santa Vitoria, Brazil.
Canadian renewable nanomaterial joint venture gets a nameby Canadian Plastics
A joint venture between Domtar and FPInnovations to manufacture a strengthening agent extracted from trees now has a name: CelluForce.
European PVC industry meets ten-year targets on sustainable development: reportby Canadian Plastics
The European PVC industry has met the goals of “Vinyl 2010”, a ten-year voluntary program launched in 2000 to enhance the sustainable production and use of PVC.
CPIA hands out 2011 awards during Plast-Exby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) spotlighted a series of some sustainable initiatives, from closed-loop bottle recycling to new green chemistry, at its 2011 Plastics Industry Awards event.
CPIA partnership brings resin pellet handling program to Canadaby Canadian Plastics
A U.S.-based initiative to keep resins out of waterways and storm sewers is coming to Canada.
Former CPIA leader Mark Badger heading new green solutions spinoffby Canadian Plastics
Mark Badger, the former head of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, is playing a key role in a new spinoff company that specializes in the design and operation of customized green chemical process technologies.
Bayer joins sustainable alliance organizationby Canadian Plastics
Bayer MaterialScience LLC (BMS) has joined the Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments (ASBE), a group of industry leaders dedicated to promoting green sustainability.
Philippines ponders plastic bag banby Canadian Plastics
A senator in the Philippines is trying to implement a country-wide ban on plastic bags.
New packaging advocacy group formedby Canadian Plastics
There’s a new plastics packaging advocacy association in the U.S., formed by 10 major American corporations.
Water bottler opens new closed-loop facility in Ontarioby Canadian Plastics
Bottled water producer Ice River Springs has completed converting an industrial building in Shelburne, Ont. into a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling plant, said to be the first to self-manufacture its own resin and produce plastic…
Bayer starts pilot plant for plastic manufacturing with CO2by Canadian Plastics
Chemical maker Bayer AG has brought a new plant on stream in a trial project designed to high-quality plastics with the help of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the energy sector.
Metabolix gets R&D funding in Saskatchewanby Canadian Plastics
Metabolix Inc., a bioscience company that develops clean, sustainable solutions for the plastics industry, has been awarded $203,000 in research funding by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture to develop oilseed crops, specifically Camelina…
Quebec PET recycler to produce food-grade resinby Canadian Plastics
Joliette, Que.-based PET recycler Plastrec Inc. has announced plans to begin production of food-grade PET resin.
Bioplastics maker Novamont creates North American unitby Canadian Plastics
In a move designed to expand its North American presence, Italian bioplastics manufacturer Novamont S.p.A has opened a new company, Novamont North America, Inc. headquartered in Danbury, Conn.
Italy bans plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
As of Jan. 1, Italy became the first European nation to ban nonbiodegradable plastic bags nationwide.
Cereplast contest seeks new bioplastics symbol in U.S.by Canadian Plastics
Bioplastics producer Cereplast, Inc. is launching a design competition in the U.S. aimed to develop a symbol to indicate that a product is made from “green,” bio-based material, not petroleum-based material.