U.S. PET recycling rate holds steadyby Canadian Plastics
The U.S. recycling rate for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers held steady at 29.3 per cent, while collection of postconsumer PET bottles and total recycled PET produced by U.S. reclaimers reached record levels, according to a new…
Toronto now accepting PET clamshells in recycling blue boxesby Canadian Plastics
Toronto’s Public Works and Infrastructure committee is moving ahead with a plan to recycle clear PET clamshell containers as well as all mixed rigid plastics like egg cartons and bakery trays.
Two major U.S. recycling organizations planning to mergeby Canadian Plastics
Two of America’s biggest recycling advocacy associations have announced plans to merge into a single organization, which will call itself the NorthAmerican Recycling Coalition (NRC).
NBE buys ProductSaver recycling systemsby Canadian Plastics
Material handling system manufacturer National Bulk Equipment Inc. (NBE) has purchased General Processing Systems Inc., makers of the ProductSaver line of recycling systems.
Herbold Meckesheim moves to new facilityby Canadian Plastics
U.S.-based size reduction equipment manufacturer Herbold Meckesheim USA has moved into a larger headquarters in Rhode Island.
Big increase in plastic recycling in Canada: CPIAby Canadian Plastics
The amount of plastic packaging recycled in Canada increased by 15% in one year.
Bulk Handling buys PET recycling equipment maker National Recovery Technologiesby Canadian Plastics
Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), which manufactures and installs sorting systems and components for the solid waste, recycling, waste-to-energy, and construction and demolition industries, has acquired PET bottle and flake sorting equipment maker…
Mega-recycling facility opens in Englandby Canadian Plastics
A plastics reprocessing plant in Lincolnshire, UK, claimed to be the largest of its kind in the world, has been officially opened.
Most Canadians have access to plastics recycling: studyby Canadian Plastics
A new study prepared for the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) shows that an increasing number of Canadians have access to recycling many different forms of plastic packaging.
Operation Clean Sweep catching on in Canadaby Canadian Plastics
Operation Clean Sweep appears to be taking off in Canada.
Canadian plastic-to-oil recycler JBI gets noticedby Canadian Plastics
An Ontario-based fuel company that transforms unsorted, unwashed waste plastic into fuel without the need for refinement has caught the eye of the Discovery Channel.
American Chemistry Council sets up Facebook site to promote recyclingby Canadian Plastics
Not-for-profit industry association the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has turned to Facebook to help consumers learn more about plastics recycling.
Worker dies in Alberta plastics recycling accidentby Canadian Plastics
Provincial safety officials are investigating the death of a worker at a central Alberta plastics recycling plant.
Plastics recycling catching on in Halifaxby Canadian Plastics
Halifax is diverting tons of plastics away from landfills after the successful expansion of the region’s recycling program.
Global demand for bioplastics to exceed one million tons in 2015: reportby Canadian Plastics
Spurred by preferences for sustainable materials, improved product performance, and price parity with petroleum-based plastics, the global demand for biodegradable and bio-based plastics will more than triple to more than 1.1 million tons…
Global plastics industry launches action plan to reduce marine litterby Canadian Plastics
Plastics industry leaders from across the world – including from organizations such as the Society of the Plastics Industry and the American Chemistry Council – met this week in Dubai to create a global action plan for solutions on…
Post-consumer plastic bottles used to make houses in Nigerian cityby Canadian Plastics
City planners in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna are using post-consumer plastic bottles to help solve a housing shortage in Africa’s most populous nation.
Tetra Pak unveils new waste reduction initiativesby Canadian Plastics
Tying in with Canada’s National Waste Reduction Week, food packager Tetra Pak Inc. has launched its own global sustainability goals.
CPIA leads tour of Edmonton’s mega-recycling facilityby Canadian Plastics
On October 5, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) co-sponsored a tour of the future.
Par-Pak making Canadian, international expansionsby Canadian Plastics
Rigid food packaging producer Par-Pak Ltd. is beefing up operations at its three manufacturing sites.