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Canadian government launches plastic registry

- General News
The Government of Canada has announced a new Federal Plastics Registry which will require businesses to report on the quantity and types of plastic they put into the Canadian market.

Progress in the European, Canadian packaging ban battles

- Analysis
European and Canadian governments have targeted food packaging, particularly plastic, as a threat to climate change, and plan to phase them out.

Emerald Packaging, D’Arrigo California launch post-consumer recycled bag

- General News
The new romaine hearts bag will be made up of 30 percent post consumer recycled plastic, reducing the need for virgin plastic production.

New Minnesota plastics-recycling plant offers expanded food, film capabilities

- General News
At full capacity, the facility will recycle nearly 90 million pounds of plastic waste per year, enough to encircle the globe in pallet wrap more than 135 times.

CPMA and WGA: Short-sighted plastics ban would cause food shortages and increase prices

- Analysis
Canadian consumers are already besieged by high food prices. Now the government is pushing to implement a plastics ban without considering the consequences, including increased prices and reduced access to affordable, healthy food.

Session explores the reality of packaging in produce

- General News
Produce packaging advancements need collaboration, education, and a dose of reality from all stakeholders.

Sprouts Farmers Market to eliminate single use plastic bags by end of this year

- Retail
Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the largest and fastest growing specialty retailers of fresh, natural and organic food in the United States, today announced it will eliminate single use plastic bags at checkout by the end of 2023.

WM, Dow roll out first residential plastic film recycling program

- General News
Today, WM and Dow announced the launch of a bold new collaboration to improve residential recycling for hard-to-recycle plastic films by allowing consumers in select markets to recycle these materials directly in their curbside recycling.

Packaging company explores plastic alternatives

- General News
DS Smith has eliminated over 313 million pieces of problem plastics in the last two years thanks to products like GreenTote, which replaces plastic grocery bags.

Plastic Bank’s founder to keynote OPS 2022

- General News
Every year, more than eight million tons of plastic waste escapes into the world’s oceans, the equivalent of setting five garbage bags full of trash on every foot of coastline around the globe. What if there was a platform to stop ocean plastic and at the same time help alleviate poverty through a global recycling ecosystem?