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.
PepsiCo to introduce 100% recycled plastic bottles in Canadaby Canadian Plastics
PepsiCo Beverages Canada is set to launch 7UP soft drink in bottles made from 100 per cent recycled PET plastic – the first such bottle in North America, the company said.
Ontario plastics recycler gets $4 million to fund pilot programby Canadian Plastics
A plastics recycling company in Sarnia has received $4 million from the Ontario government to improve its technology.
Erema expands Massachusetts headquartersby Canadian Plastics
Plastics recycling systems manufacturer Erema North America has beefed up its operations by expanded its headquarters in Ipswich, Mass.
Europe consults public on possible plastic bag banby Canadian Plastics
The European Commission (EC) is considering a ban of plastic bags as one of several options to reduce the use of plastic carrier bags, and has launched a public consultation to help determine the issue.
New coalition seeks to increase medical plastics recyclingby Canadian Plastics
Eight players in the recycling, waste management and medical parts businesses have banded together to form a technical coalition dedicated to increasing recovery rates for plastic used by the healthcare industry.
Saskatchewan recycling project targets agricultural plasticby Canadian Plastics
The Saskatchewan government is introducing a new one-year $200,000 recycling program for plastic grain bags.
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…
Recycling assets of Ontario company acquired by Fox Petroleumby Canadian Plastics
Development stage company Fox Petroleum Inc. has bought the recycling assets of Hamilton, Ont.-based Resource Polymers Inc.
India trade group fighting plastic bag bansby Canadian Plastics
An India-based plastics association is fighting back against anti-plastics legislation.
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.
Oceanic garbage patch much smaller than previously reported: studyby Canadian Plastics
The size of an area of floating plastic refuse in the northern Pacific Ocean called the called “Great Garbage Patch” has been wildly exaggerated by media reports, according to a new analysis from Oregon State University.
Italy bans plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
As of Jan. 1, Italy became the first European nation to ban nonbiodegradable plastic bags nationwide.
Toronto Mayor will abolish plastic bag tax: reportsby Canadian Plastics
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will abolish the city’s five-cent plastic bag fee, according to media reports.
CPIA leads plastics recycling mission to Germanyby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) used the recent K 2010 show Dusseldorf, Germany to expose Canadian participants to some of the leading post-use plastic recovery technologies in the world.
New plastics recycling line kicks off in Quebecby Canadian Plastics
An innovative new processing line is set to open at a Quebec recycling facility on October 27.
Plastics recycler fills a big void (September 24, 2010)by Canadian Plastics
Some statistics can put you to sleep. Here’s one that should wake you up: less than 25 per cent of pla…
Plastic debris field in Atlantic Ocean smaller than it should be: studyby Canadian Plastics
Researchers have mapped out a previously undefined field of plastic debris floating in the western North Atl…
Alberta to cut plastic bag use by half by 2013by Canadian Plastics
The Alberta government and four of Canada’s major retail associations have reached an agreement that they sa…