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November 12, 2016 News

CPIA stages annual Shoreline Cleanup

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Held on October 18, the effort involved cleaning up litter along a portion of the Etobicoke Creek in Mississauga, Ont.

August 27, 2016 News

Demand for recycled PP nearing 300 million lbs per year: study

by Canadian Plastics

The demand for recycled polypropylene (PP) resin by major consumer brand companies is approaching 300 million pounds annually, a new study says. According to the study by Washington, DC.-based The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), a survey of 21 major

July 26, 2016 News

Metabolix exiting bioplastics business

by Canadian Plastics

Bioplastics maker Metabolix Inc. is getting out of the bioplastics business. In a statement, Woburn, Mass.-based Metabolix said it will look to sell its biopolymers business assets. The move will eliminate 45 jobs at the biopolymers and corporate levels, which

July 13, 2016 News

World bioplastics market is valued at $30.8 billion: report

by Canadian Plastics

The current global bioplastics market is valued at US$30.8 billion, and is expected to grow at an annual rate of 17.5% during 2015-2020, driven by increasing popularity in the end user industries, a new report said. But the report, created

June 25, 2016 News

Ikea launching products made from recycled plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Swedish retailer Ikea announced that their new cabinet line will be made from recycled plastic bottles and reclaimed wood. Ikea’s current cabinets are constructed from man-made wood planks and topped with veneer, while the new Kungsbacka line will be made

May 30, 2016 News

Solegear completes Ex-Tech acquisition

by Canadian Plastics

Vancouver, B.C.-based bioplastic manufacturer Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. has completed it purchase of the bioplastics division of extruded plastic sheet maker Ex-Tech Plastics Inc., which is headquartered in Richmond, Ill. The purchase price is about $1.3 million in stock. In

April 26, 2016 News

New online directories assist in plastics film, foam recycling in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

In an effort to raise awareness around the various recycling options for film and foam, the Canadian Plastics Industry Associations (CPIA) has partnered with U.S. organizations to document and track the various collection options across North America – and to

April 14, 2016 News

SPECIAL REPORT: The energy-efficient chemical supplier (and how to become one)

by Canadian Plastics

Energy costs are on the rise in Ontario, and chemical manufacturers are huge consumers. So now is definitely the time to get serious about finding new and efficient ways of using your electricity. The good news? There’s a wealth of experts and incentive programs at hand to help you along.

February 22, 2016 News

Commercial biomass sugar plant coming to Sarnia, Ont.

by Canadian Plastics

High-purity dextrose sugars can be transformed into bio-based products including organic acids, amino acids and bioplastics.

February 12, 2016 Feature

The energy-efficient chemical supplier (and how to become one)

by Canadian Plastics

Energy costs are on the rise in Ontario, and chemical manufacturers are huge consumers. So now is definitely the time to get serious about finding new and efficient ways of using your electricity. The good news? There’s a wealth of experts and incentive programs at hand to help you along.

January 27, 2016 News

Walmart Canada to charge five cents for plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

As of February 9, Walmart Canada will begin to charge customers five cents each for plastic bags. The move is a bid to cut the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills, the Mississauga, Ont.-based company said. Walmart will

January 3, 2016 News

Erema goes to Russia

by Canadian Plastics

Austria-based plastic recycling systems producer Erema is about to open a subsidiary in Russia. Based in Moscow, Erema Russia will cover all CIS states, which – according to Erema – together use 9.1 million tonnes of plastics every year. Erema

December 29, 2015 News

U.S. to ban microbeads starting in 2017

by Canadian Plastics

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that phases out the production and sale of plastic microbeads in the U.S. The new “Microbead-Free Waters Act” – which was approved earlier this month by the House of Representatives –

November 29, 2015 News

Global bioplastics market to reach $30 billion by 2020: report

by Canadian Plastics

Driven by consumer preference, the global market for bioplastics will grow at compounded annual growth rate of 14.8% to become a US$30 billion market by 2020, a new report says. According to the report by Oregon-based market intelligence company Allied

November 24, 2015 News

Brussels plastics recycling show cancelled following terror alert

by Canadian Plastics

The Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) Europe, a two-day conference in Brussels for members of the plastics and recycling industries, has been cancelled after an official warning placed the Belgium capital city on the highest level of terror alert. The show

November 1, 2015 News

Fracking risks are manageable: report

by Canadian Plastics

The report, by the Fraser Institute, finds that fracking-related concerns about drinking water and air quality are largely unfounded.

October 6, 2015 News

Ice River Springs opens PET bottled water plant in Quebec

by Canadian Plastics

Ice River Springs, a Canadian-owned bottler, has opened a new multi-million dollar bottled water plant in Lachute, Que. The plant will be Ice River Springs’ 13th in North America, and is intended to provide increased capacity to support the production

September 2, 2015 News

CPIA partners with Quebec cities for polystyrene recycling

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is partnering with the Quebec city of Pointe-Claire to organize special events for polystyrene collection. Residents of Pointe-Claire are invited to bring the post-cnsumer polystyrene – which is marked with the number “6” inside

June 10, 2015 News

Solegear and Columbia Plastics team up for bioplastic office products

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Strategic partnership poised to make plant-based office products available to Canadian consumers.

May 16, 2015 News

Toronto expanding plastic recycling program

by Canadian Plastics

Blue Bin recycling program will increase TO’s diversion rate by an expected 2%.