Post-Consumer Recyclate Offerings

Accelerating the Circular Economy with High-Quality, Proven PCR

Plastics have no place in our oceans, waterways or natural lands. We stand at a pivotal moment, as the industry moves from a linear to a circular plastics economy and collaborates to eliminate plastic pollution across the globe.

In the next five years, the demand for post-consumer recyclate (PCR) is expected to increase five- to tenfold. NOVA Chemicals is actively pursuing the opportunity to offer our customers a suite of PCR-containing resins for a range of rigid and flexible application needs. Our planned PCR portfolio will include HDPE FDA-NOL, HDPE and (L)LDPE.

Why buy from us?

  • Purchasing virgin and recycled resins from a single supplier offers a simplified “one-stop-shop” purchasing experience.
  • We have extensive technical expertise around things like which type of recyclate is best for a given application, how to incorporate recyclate into flexible films and rigid packaging and goods, loading levels, and much more.
  • Buying from a trusted supplier who is known by its customers and the broader marketplace as a collaborator, problem solver, and solution provider offers peace of mind.

Contact us today and let’s talk about how we can help your organization meet its sustainability goals and advance the circular economy with PCR.


NOVA Chemicals and Merlin Plastics Join Forces to Use Curbside Recycling for Consumer Packaging

We are thrilled to announce our first agreement to obtain PCR. NOVA Chemicals and Merlin Plastics have signed a long-term agreement to increase the supply of high-quality polyethylene PCR.

Read the full press release


Media Coverage

Resource Recycling

Virgin plastic company signs deals with Merlin

Canadian Plastics

Nova, Merlin Plastics partner to use curbside recycling for consumer packaging

Plastics News

NOVA Chemicals enters the recycling arena

Additional Media

Canadian Packaging, September 1, 2020
NOVA Chemicals and Merlin Plastics to use Curbside Recycling for Consumer Packaging

S&P Global Platts, September 1, 2020
Canada-based NOVA Chemicals signs recycled plastics deal with Merlin Plastics

Chemical Week, September 1, 2020
Nova enters PCR via food-grade rHDPE deal with Merlin

Flex Pack Magazine, September 2, 2020
NOVA Chemicals and Merlin Plastics to use Curbside Recycling for Consumer Packaging

Packaging Gateway, September 2, 2020
NOVA Chemicals signs PCR supply agreement with Merlin Plastics

Plastics Recycling Update, September 2, 2020
Virgin plastic company signs deals with Merlin

Chemical Engineering, September 2, 2020
NOVA Chemicals enters new recycling partnership with Merlin Plastics

Recycling Today, September 2, 2020
Nova Chemicals, Merlin Plastics partner to expand PCR supply

Bioplastics News, September 3, 2020
HDPE Recyclate for Food Packaging: NOVA Chemicals and Merline Plastics join forces to use curbside recycling for consumer packaging

Waste Advantage, September 4, 2020
NOVA Chemicals and Merlin Plastics join forces to use curbside recycling for consumer packaging

Scrap Monster, September 7, 2020
NOVA Chemicals and Merlin Plastics to Boost Plastics Circular Economy

ICIS, September 8, 2020
NOVA Chemicals lifts force majeure on LLDPE from Canada plant

Plastics Information Europe, September 10, 2020
Partnership to produce post-consumer recyclate for food-packaging applications/multi-million dollar project in Canada