VIDEO: Interview with Andrea Descargar from Green City Plastics Inc.
Recently, Plant’s associate editor, Maryam Farag, spoke with Andrea Descargar, Director of Global Supply Chain Development, Green City Plastics Inc., as part of Women in Manufacturing’s Conversations with Industry Leaders series.
Viva Healthcare Packaging to increase production of ‘made in Canada’ PPE
Recipient of Ontario Together Fund, to produce more than 22,500,000 medical grade face masks per month
‘Toxic’ label will spur wake-up to impact of plastics on health: experts
… but challenges remain in definitively linking plastic or plastic particles to disease, cancer or other human health problems.
Unilateral ban on single use plastics ignores spirit of USMCA: experts
US trade lawyer says agreement reflects need to consult with partners before before imposing new restrictions.
Plastics industry says its products are not ‘toxic’, urges feds to rethink
Single-use plastic items will be banned because they are both harmful to the environment and difficult to recycle.
Oil companies accused of wanting to dump plastics in Africa
American Chemistry Council urges the US and Kenya to prohibit the imposition of domestic limits on chemicals and plastic.
Canadian small businesses create solutions to help reduce plastic pollution in oceans
The over $2 million in funding is part of the second phase of the domestic plastics challenges under the Innovative Solutions Canada program
Plastics bans, environmental monitoring get short shrift
Retailers banned reusable packaging as use of plastic containers went up, and some cities cut or cancel recycling programs.
Pyrowave closes second investment round for plastic waste tech
Modular microwave-based platform decomposes the complex chemical structure of plastics back into a simpler form for infinite use.
Montreal to fully ban plastic bags by end of 2020: Mayor
Decision comes as Quebec navigates a waste-management crisis with four Montreal-area recycling plants shutting their doors.
Environment Canada to release science review backing plastics ban
An audit found less than 10% of the plastic products used in Canada are recycled.
Canadian plastics, chemistry associations create plastics division
Combining aims to strengthen their voice about urgent plastics issues with important stakeholders.
Nova Chemicals becomes first Canadian-based company to participate in OCS Blue
OCS Blue is an international product stewardship program aimed at the prevention of plastic pellet, flake and powder leakage to the environment.
Ontario shifting responsibility for Blue Box program to manufacturers
Government says moving the recycling program to producers would save municipalities more than $125 million annually.
Trump to promote turning natural gas into plastics in Pennsylvania
Part of a continued push by the administration to increase the economy’s dependence on fossil fuels.
Cambodia says 11 containers of Canadian trash among illegal shipments
Canada’s domestic recycling capacity is limited, with only about a dozen companies doing such work.
Indonesia returning 57 containers of developed world’s waste
What was supposed to be paper was contaminated with diapers and plastics.
Provinces, feds meet to find path to better plastics recycling plan
Canada only recycles about 9% of the plastic it produces.
Fast food players take tentative steps towards sustainable packaging
Canada is set to ban single-use plastics by 2021.
Single-use plastics ban not expected to hurt petrochemical growth
An expert says, while a ban may impact some end-product manufacturers in Eastern Canada, it likely won’t affect the oil and gas sector in the West.
Amhil North America takes charge of its energy costs
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Radical changes needed to improve Canada’s recycling output: report
More recycling facilities, investment in technology and government policies such as recycled content regulations.
Poland Spring to use 100% recycled plastic for bottles
Maine-based beverage maker says effort kicks off this month with 1-litre bottles for non-carbonated water.
Pembina proceeding with polypropylene plant venture with Kuwaiti firm
Plastic pellets will be sent to manufacturers around the world for use in the production of recyclable products.
Mexican border strikers win agreements at 27 of 45 plants
Factories make auto parts, medical equipment, plastics and other goods; more than 33% of the city’s 130 border plants affected.
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Plastic degrading in the ocean produces greenhouse gas: study
Canadian-led researchers in Hawaii found emissions phenomenon is intensified by sun exposure.
Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws from all locations
The coffee chain will make a strawless lid or straws made from alternative materials, like paper or compostable plastic, available at its more than 28,000 stores worldwide by 2020.
Plastic will pile up in wake of China recycling ban: study
Countries might be stuck with more than 110 million tonnes of plastic by 2030.
BC aims to recycle difficult plastic: chip bags, crinkly wraps
Non-profit BC Recycle is gearing up for province-wide collection next year.
After plastics charter, Ottawa looking at curbing own use to reduce garbage
G7 nations signed a Canadian-driven plastics charter that commits to keeping plastic out of landfills by 2040.
Canada on hot seat to deliver on climate change and plastics at G7
Most of the negotiating done, but unclear if all the G7 leaders will sign the charter in Quebec.