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McDonald’s to phase out plastic straws in UK, Ireland

The fast food giant announced on June 15 that it will replace plastic straws in all of its restaurants throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland – totalling about 1,300 locations – by 2019.

CPIA now accepting nominations for 2018 Leadership Awards

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is accepting nominations until July 13, 2018 for awards in the Leader of the Year, Plastics Industry Young Leaders, Canplast, Lifetime Achievement, Innovator, and Sustainability categories.

A. Schulman shareholders approve merger with LyondellBasell

The transaction still requires regulatory approvals in the European Union, Russia, and from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.

Volvo promises to use 25 per cent recycled plastics in cars from 2025

Volvo has already produced a one-off XC60 plug-in hybrid using recycled parts to illustrate the potential of this raw material reduction.
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Special Reports 
Special Reports

Brampton Engineering and Polytarp Products make a dynamic duo

Polytarp Products got its start by making tarpaulins, and then became famous supplying plastic film for the construction industry. But it has reinvented itself over the past 10 years as a go-to supplier for high-barrier food packaging – and blown film machinery maker Brampton Engineering has been there every step of the way. » Read More
Special Reports

PET Technologies is crossing the pond

After almost 20 years of selling its blow molding machines and blow molds into Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, Austria-based PET Technologies has now set its sights on North America. » Read More
Can Plastics House

Resource Recovery Partnership Conference

June 21-22, 2018
Location: Waterloo, Ont.
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SPE Extrusion Minitec

June 21, 2018
Location: Marietta, Ga.
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