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May 7, 2019
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Small towns on Vancouver Island may be first in B.C. to ban plastic straws

If passed, the joint bylaw for Tofino and Ucluelet would make it illegal for businesses in the area to dispense plastic drinking straws and plastic straws to customers.

New U.S. sales manager for Lorenz Conveying Products

Chris Robinson will be responsible for U.S. sales and will manage the Cobourg, Ont.-based firm’s U.S. representatives and handle key accounts.

Davis-Standard’s subsidiary in Suzhou, China adds manufacturing space

The extrusion machinery maker has opened an additional 35,000-square-foot facility near its existing shop in Suzhou that will house control panel assembly and provide additional warehousing.

Sealed Air buying bagging system maker APS for $510 million

The deal will expand Sealed Air's automation, technical service, and sustainable packaging offerings.
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A new chapter begins for En-Plas

After 31 years in the same plant, well-known machinery sales firm En-Plas Inc. has moved into a new, more efficient headquarters in Toronto. » Read More
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Montreal researchers create plastic from lobster shells

McGill University researchers have developed a new chemical process that could turn lobster, shrimp, and crab shells into biodegradable plastic. » Read More

Plastics Recycling World Expo 2019

May 8-9, 2019
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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AceConnex tabletop show

May 9, 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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OCE Discovery

May 13-14, 2019
Location: Toronto
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