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Winter 2019

Plastics Recyclers Enhance Mixed Plastic Capabilities

Merlin Plastics and Peninsula Plastics Recycling are making substantial investments in mixed-plastics processing capacity, bringing positive news for a region hard hit by China’s ban...

Nova Scotia Expands EPR Programs

Nova Scotians will be able to recycle used oil and glycol and more electronics next year through expanded extended producer responsibility programs...

New Waste Management Company, E360S, Acquires Alberta Company Can Pak

Danny Ardellini, Almada Inc. and NHL legend Paul Coffey have announced the launch of Environmental 360 Solutions Inc. (E360S), a new environmental waste management company...

Creation of National Plan to Fight Plastic Waste Gets Full House Support

A motion calling for Canada to create a national strategy to combat plastics pollution received unanimous support in the House of Commons in December, and a standing ovation when the motion passed...

Zero-Waste Packaging Bill Tabled

The push against plastic ramped up again with a bill that would require all consumer packaging produced in Canada to be recyclable or compostable...

Ikea Provides Option for Selling and Buying Used Ikea Furniture

Furniture retailer Ikea has launched a new program that will allow people to bring back gently used furniture to be resold at their stores, reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfills...

Nova Scotia Moves to Consider Energy Recovery as Diversion

Nova Scotia is moving to allow plastic, cardboard and newsprint to be used in waste-to-energy plants – a move a Halifax environmental group says is “doubly disappointing”...

Amazon’s New Streamlined Packaging is Not Easily Recyclable

Over the past year, Amazon has reduced the portion of shipments it packs in its cardboard boxes in favor of lightweight plastic mailers, which enable the retailing giant to squeeze more packages in delivery trucks and planes...

Female Engineer in Gaza Invents Concrete Block Made from Rubble and Ash

A young female civil engineer in Gaza has been recognised internationally for inventing a concrete building block made from recycled rubble and ash, which makes the blockaded territory less reliant on imported aggregate and cement as it struggles to rebuild...

New York City Bans Plastic Foam Containers

New York City began banning the possession, sale, or use of certain foam products as of January 1st, 2019...

100 Per Cent Recycled Ocean Plastic Sportswear at Australian Open

Players contracted to Adidas wore the company’s first sportswear range made from 100 per cent recycled “ocean plastic”, which it created in partnership with ocean-protection organisation Parley...

Rethinking Mardi Gras – It’s Not About Producing Waste

Mardi Gras is a holiday that marks the eve of the lean season of Lent and the climax of a season of celebration in New Orleans. Each year, between early January and Mardi Gras, about 75 parades loop through the city...

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