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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