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Feature Chemicals Sustainability Watch & Listen
April 19, 2021  

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.

News Manufacturing General Operations Production
January 8, 2021  

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

News Chemicals Government Manufacturing General
October 20, 2020  

‘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.

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.

News Food & Beverage General
June 20, 2019  

Fast food players take tentative steps towards sustainable packaging

Canada is set to ban single-use plastics by 2021.

News Oil & Gas General
June 11, 2019  

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.

Biz Intelligence Manufacturing General
June 6, 2019  

Amhil North America takes charge of its energy costs

Sponsored Content provided by PLANT partners: Inside an Ontario

News Government Manufacturing General
June 5, 2019  

Radical changes needed to improve Canada’s recycling output: report

More recycling facilities, investment in technology and government policies such as recycled content regulations.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
June 4, 2019  

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.

News Chemicals Energy General
February 4, 2019  

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.

News Manufacturing General
January 30, 2019  

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.

Event Manufacturing General
September 14, 2018  

Plast-Ex 2019

For the Canadian plastics processing industry. The latest innovations,

News Chemicals Manufacturing General Sustainability
August 7, 2018  

Plastic degrading in the ocean produces greenhouse gas: study

Canadian-led researchers in Hawaii found emissions phenomenon is intensified by sun exposure.

News Food & Beverage General
July 9, 2018  

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.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
June 20, 2018  

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.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General Sustainability
June 13, 2018  

BC aims to recycle difficult plastic: chip bags, crinkly wraps

Non-profit BC Recycle is gearing up for province-wide collection next year.

News Manufacturing General
June 11, 2018  

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.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
June 6, 2018  

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.