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Canada Plastics Pact names ‘problematic plastics’

Published: April 20, 2022
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Garbage bags with foam food-service packaging.

On the list are plastics with undetectable carbon black, PVC, PVDC, EPS, PS, PETG in rigid plastic and oxo-degradable plastics. | wk1003mike/Shutterstock

The Canada Plastics Pact released nine design rules to move toward a circular economy, a document that included a list of “problematic plastics” to avoid.  Continue Reading

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Reclaimer invests nearly $8M in PP recycling expansion

Published: March 2, 2022
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PP recycled pellets from KalPolymers

Dedicated to PP, a new recycling line will go into Kal-Polymers’ Mississauga, Ontario headquarters location this summer. | Courtesy of Kal-Polymers

Canadian-headquartered reclaimer Kal-Polymers will invest millions of dollars in a large recycling line, boosting the company’s annual plastics recycling capacity to about 150 million pounds.

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Canada seeks recycled-content mandates feedback

Published: February 16, 2022
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Flexible food pouches in red, green and blue.

Overall, the government of Canada plans to require 50% recycled content in plastic packaging by 2030. | Nextcreative/Shutterstock

Canada’s federal government will mandate recycled plastic be used in bottles, foam protective packaging, films and other products. But first, officials are asking for public input on important details.

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Report urges recycling mandates, incentives in Canada

Published: January 19, 2022
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Mixed plastics for recycling.

Researchers estimate to divert 90% of Canada’s plastic from landfills by 2030 would cost between $3.7 billion and $6.6 billion USD. | Josep Curto/Shutterstock

Canada recycles just 9% of the plastic waste it generates annually, but a think tank’s recently released analysis puts forward a series of changes that could incentivize investment in the country’s recycling industry.

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Report compares recycled-content certification programs

Published: October 20, 2021
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PET bottles for recycling.

The report comes as governments around the world move toward requiring the use of recycled plastic in certain products. | Picsfive / Shutterstock

Over a dozen different recycled-content standards and certifications are used around the world. A new report commissioned by Canadian leaders compares and contrasts them.

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PET recycling startup signs deal with prime producer

Published: July 21, 2021
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View of SK Global Chemicals and Loop Industries staff signing documents.

Na Kyung-soo, CEO of SK Global Chemical, signs the strategic investment agreement with Loop Industries on June 23. | Courtesy of SK Global Chemical

Quebec-based Loop Industries is receiving a $56 million equity investment from plastics giant SK Global Chemical to help it grow its PET depolymerization business.

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