October 11, 2012 News

U.S. PET recycling rate holds steady

by 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…

September 14, 2012 News

Toronto now accepting PET clamshells in recycling blue boxes

by 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.

July 13, 2012 News

Two major U.S. recycling organizations planning to merge

by 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).

June 25, 2012 News

NBE buys ProductSaver recycling systems

by 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.

June 19, 2012 News

Herbold Meckesheim moves to new facility

by Canadian Plastics

U.S.-based size reduction equipment manufacturer Herbold Meckesheim USA has moved into a larger headquarters in Rhode Island.

June 18, 2012 News

Big increase in plastic recycling in Canada: CPIA

by Canadian Plastics

The amount of plastic packaging recycled in Canada increased by 15% in one year.

May 25, 2012 News

Bulk Handling buys PET recycling equipment maker National Recovery Technologies

by 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…

May 11, 2012 News

Mega-recycling facility opens in England

by Canadian Plastics

A plastics reprocessing plant in Lincolnshire, UK, claimed to be the largest of its kind in the world, has been officially opened.

April 13, 2012 News

Most Canadians have access to plastics recycling: study

by 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.

April 4, 2012 News

Operation Clean Sweep catching on in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Operation Clean Sweep appears to be taking off in Canada.

March 23, 2012 News

Canadian plastic-to-oil recycler JBI gets noticed

by 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.

March 21, 2012 News

American Chemistry Council sets up Facebook site to promote recycling

by Canadian Plastics

Not-for-profit industry association the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has turned to Facebook to help consumers learn more about plastics recycling. 

February 25, 2012 News

Worker dies in Alberta plastics recycling accident

by Canadian Plastics

Provincial safety officials are investigating the death of a worker at a central Alberta plastics recycling plant.

February 22, 2012 News

Plastics recycling catching on in Halifax

by Canadian Plastics

Halifax is diverting tons of plastics away from landfills after the successful expansion of the region’s recycling program.

December 8, 2011 News

Global demand for bioplastics to exceed one million tons in 2015: report

by 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…

November 21, 2011 News

Global plastics industry launches action plan to reduce marine litter

by 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…

November 11, 2011 News

Post-consumer plastic bottles used to make houses in Nigerian city

by 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.

October 16, 2011 News

Tetra Pak unveils new waste reduction initiatives

by Canadian Plastics

Tying in with Canada’s National Waste Reduction Week, food packager Tetra Pak Inc. has launched its own global sustainability goals.

October 14, 2011 News

CPIA leads tour of Edmonton’s mega-recycling facility

by Canadian Plastics

On October 5, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) co-sponsored a tour of the future.

August 29, 2011 News

Par-Pak making Canadian, international expansions

by Canadian Plastics

Rigid food packaging producer Par-Pak Ltd. is beefing up operations at its three manufacturing sites.