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  • Why Canada’s single-use plastic ban could help the environment and wildlife

    July 19, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Some researchers say the focus on plastic distracts from climate change. The authors feel that we simply do not have the luxury of tackling environmental issues one at a time.

  • Canada banning single-use plastics

    June 10, 2019 by SWR Staff

    MONT-SAINT-HILAIRE, QC – The federal government today announced it will ban single-use plastics such as bags, cutlery and straws by 2021. In addition, the government will initiate measures to create a producer responsibility system across the country. In a statement,

  • Sodexo commits to single-use plastics reduction

    January 1, 2019 by SWR Staff

    BURLINGTON, Ont. – Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company has implemented a North American single use plastics reduction plan that will eliminate single use plastic bags and stirrers by 2019, polystyrene foam items such as cups, lids and

  • ‘Single-use’ named word of the year

    November 7, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    GLASGOW – ‘Single-use’, a term that describes items whose unchecked proliferation are blamed for damaging the environment and affecting the food chain, has been named Collins Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2018. Single-use refers to products – often plastic –

  • Toronto to consult public on reducing single-use items

    September 26, 2018 by SWR Staff

    TORONTO  – The City of Toronto is inviting residents to share their views on how to reduce the use of single-use and takeaway items. A single-use or takeaway item is any product designed for a single use after which it

  • IKEA phasing out single-use plastics

    June 13, 2018 by Emily Atkins

    BURLINGTON, Ont. – IKEA will eliminate all single-use plastic products from its home furnishing range globally by January 1, 2020. This includes straws, plates, cups, freezer bags, garbage bags and plastic-coated paper plates and cups. IKEA Group will also phase

  • Column Plastics

    Quebec study defends plastic shopping bags as not single-use

    May 15, 2018 by Canadian Plastic Industries

    Conducted by the Government of Quebec, the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) found that no replacement option has an environmental advantage in the event of a ban on plastic shopping bags. A Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a cradle-to-grave analysis that assesses

  • Ottawa funds bioplastics research projects

    July 19, 2019 by Emily Atkins

    OTTAWA – A $300,000 investment in the first phase of a Bioplastics Challenge is aimed at helping small businesses reduce pollution by turning forest-based residue into sustainable domestic plastic material. The investment will be split equally between two recipients whose

  • Toro offers plastic drip tape recycling

    May 31, 2019 by SWR Staff

    EL CAJON, Calif. – Toro has introduced a new exclusive drip tape recycling service in California. The on-farm pick-up service is now available to all Toro growers with qualifying Toro drip tape purchases. The service is offered in partnership with

  • Column Export Recycling


    May 30, 2019 by SWR Staff

    Poorer countries can now refuse plastic waste imports – this could make the system fairer