Retailers banned reusable packaging as use of plastic containers went up, and some cities cut or cancel recycling programs.
Modular microwave-based platform decomposes the complex chemical structure of plastics back into a simpler form for infinite use.
Decision comes as Quebec navigates a waste-management crisis with four Montreal-area recycling plants shutting their doors.
An audit found less than 10% of the plastic products used in Canada are recycled.
Combining aims to strengthen their voice about urgent plastics issues with important stakeholders.
OCS Blue is an international product stewardship program aimed at the prevention of plastic pellet, flake and powder leakage to the environment.
Government says moving the recycling program to producers would save municipalities more than $125 million annually.
Part of a continued push by the administration to increase the economy’s dependence on fossil fuels.
Canada’s domestic recycling capacity is limited, with only about a dozen companies doing such work.
What was supposed to be paper was contaminated with diapers and plastics.
Canada only recycles about 9% of the plastic it produces.
Canada is set to ban single-use plastics by 2021.
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.
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More recycling facilities, investment in technology and government policies such as recycled content regulations.