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News Chemicals Manufacturing General
October 13, 2020  

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.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
October 8, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 1, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing General
June 10, 2020  

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

News Food & Beverage General
May 26, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing General
April 30, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing General
February 6, 2020  

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.

News General
January 30, 2020  

Environment Canada to release science review backing plastics ban

An audit found less than 10% of the plastic products used in Canada are recycled.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
November 14, 2019  

Canadian plastics, chemistry associations create plastics division

Combining aims to strengthen their voice about urgent plastics issues with important stakeholders.

News Chemicals General
October 31, 2019  

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.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
August 16, 2019  

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.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
August 13, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
July 17, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
July 9, 2019  

Indonesia returning 57 containers of developed world’s waste

What was supposed to be paper was contaminated with diapers and plastics.

News Government General
June 27, 2019  

Provinces, feds meet to find path to better plastics recycling plan

Canada only recycles about 9% of the plastic it produces.