Recycling isn’t enough – plastic pollution crisis is getting worse
We could be spewing as much as 90 million tonnes of waste into the world’s waters by 2030.
Vegpro, Cascades partner on 100% recycled plastic packaging for salads
New containers improve airflow and prolong conservation time by limiting the build up of excess humidity.
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.
Hellmann’s Canada commits to using 100% recycled plastic
Initiative is projected to save one million kilograms of virgin plastic this year.
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.
Beverage companies aim to get bottles recycled, not trashed
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Keurig Dr. Pepper are investing US$100 million to improve recycling collection and processing.
Government of Canada invests in solutions to recycle fibreglass
Jeosal Materials Research gets $118,625 from plastics innovation challenge fund.
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.
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.
Styrofoam take-out boxes, straws among plastics ban targets
Canada currently throws out 12 times the plastic it recycles.
Toy manufacturer Hasbro announces pilot recycling program
Donated toys will be transformed into materials used to make other things.
Ottawa gave Nova Chemicals $35M while calling for an end to single use plastics
Some of the grant will go towards a $2.2-billion expansion in Sarnia, including a new polyethylene facility.
NS proposal reignites debate over burning versus recycling tires
Lafarge Canada to use scrap tires for fuel in its Brookfield cement plant.