Waste & Recycling


  • Canadian companies endorse Golden Design Rules

    December 10, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

    TORONTO – More than 20 Canadian retail and consumer packaged goods companies, representing a substantial proportion of the nation’s plastic packaging, are among the first to support new global “Golden Design Rules” to improve plastics recycling and reduce landfill and

  • Clariter recycling achieves net negative carbon footprint

    December 8, 2020 by Emily Atkins

    LUXEMBOURG – Clariter, an international clean-tech company, claims its plastic recycling solution has achieved a net negative carbon footprint. The results stem from an independent initial Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) carried out by CE Delft, a research and consultancy firm.

  • Carbios produces bottles from enzymatically recycled plastic

    November 19, 2020 by Emily Atkins

    CLERMONT-FERRAND, France – Carbios has announced it has successfully produced the first bottles containing 100 percent recycled Purified Terephthalic Acid (rPTA) from textile waste that contains a high PET content. This result confirms the capacity of its technology to recycle

  • New material from bottle caps and labels

    November 17, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

    CENTURY CITY, California – CarbonLITE Holdings LLC, the world’s largest recycler of plastic beverage bottles, has developed a pelletized material using the caps and labels from the plastic bottles it recycles. It is targeting the injection molding industry with its

  • U.S. labs collaborate on plastic bottles

    November 11, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

    LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico — Los Alamos National Laboratory is partnering with four other U.S. laboratories and four academic institutions in a new program to tackle the problem of plastic pollution. The partnership has been dubbed the BOTTLE Consortium for

  • Researchers working to ‘upcycle’ polymers

    November 9, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

    US$2.5 million U.S. Dept. of Energy grant is part of $27 million initiative to solve plastic recycling dilemma

  • Merlin Plastics joins Polypropylene Recycling Coalition

    November 6, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

    DELTA, B.C. – Merlin Plastics has joined The Recycling Partnership’s Polypropylene Recycling Coalition. Merlin’s membership in the U.S.-based, industry organization will allow it to bring its 30 plus years of experience in the Canadian and US recycling plastics realm to

  • CleanFarms adds Alberta bag and twine collections sites

    October 26, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

    LETHBRIDGE, Alberta – As of early October, CleanFarms has added six new collection sites for empty agricultural grain bags and used twine for recycling. This increases the total number of collection locations in the ‘Alberta Ag-plastic. Recycle It!‘ pilot program

  • TOMRA calls for global plastic action

    October 22, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

    ASKER, Norway – TOMRA has backed calls for a United Nations treaty to address global plastic pollution. The Norway-headquartered company has signed an international corporate manifesto, The Business Call for a UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution, which calls on governments

  • SWANA releases research on state of plastics recycling

    October 20, 2020 by Waste & Recycling Staff

    Silver Spring, Maryland – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has issued a new white paper for SWANA members, State of Plastic Waste Management in the United States and Canada, that gives a timely snapshot of the issue