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.