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Lloyd’s Register joins 3R anti-plastic waste initiative

The 3R initiative brings together food businesses, industry experts, and NGOs to develop, test and implement three solutions designed to recover, reduce, and recycle plastic waste more effectively.

Starbucks trials NextGen Cup solution in Vancouver

The cup, which is also being tested in five other cities, features an innovative cup liner made from the bioplastic BioPBS, which makes the cup certified compostable and recyclable.

Recycler, rotomolder Fibertech appoints new COO

The Elberfeld, Ind.-based company has appointed Brent Rasche to the position.

Outgoing CPIA head Carol Hochu looks back

As the Canadian Plastics Industry Association prepares to merge with the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada on July 1, outgoing CPIA head Carol Hochu reflects on her time filling one of the most important jobs in our sector.
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In the bag: Recycled plastic bottles are being reused for designer backpacks

Each bag from fashionware designer Solo New York’s new Re:cycled Collection of bags repurposes plastic from between three to eight plastic bottles. » Read More
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Clariant partners with Montreal firm to convert ocean-bound plastics into flame retardants

The collaboration between Clariant and sustainable resin supplier Lavergne is developing flame-retardant polyester compounds targeted to electric and electronic applications such as laptop parts. » Read More
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