The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is now accepting nominations for the 2014CPIA Awards, designed to recognize outstanding individuals and companies for their commitment and dedication to the ongoing success of the plastics industry.
The awards include Leader of the Year, to be awarded to an individual widely recognized as having made important contributions to their business, to their community, and to the Canadian plastics industry. Candidates must currently own or manage a successful and innovative business in the plastics sector, have used their knowledge and influence to improve the competitive and environmental performance of this industry, and are CPIA members.
Other awards are:
The CanPlast Award, for individuals who contribute their time, energy and expertise to improving the competitive and environmental performance of the Canadian plastics industry, typically as active volunteers in association and industry committees, boards, and task groups.
The Lifetime Achievement Award, for individuals who have made outstanding achievements and contributed enduring legacies to the Canadian Plastics Industry and to the community at large. Nominees are widely recognized as industry leaders and builders perhaps now drawing to a close an illustrious career, or moving onto a new set of challenges and opportunities.
The Innovator Award, for individuals or organizations who have contributed to the advancement of the Canadian plastics industry in the areas of materials, products, process/technology, or marketing/communications. Nominees may be in industry, academia, government, or non-profit organizations.
The Sustainability Award, for individuals or organizations who have contributed to the sustainability of the Canadian plastics industry in an environmental, social or economic manner, including post-use plastics recovery. Nominee’s contributions could be for efforts related to sustainability in recycling or for products or packaging that has been produced in Canada and contains at least 20 per cent post-use plastics collected for recycling. Nominees may be recyclers, brand owners manufacturing consumer, commercial, industrial and institutional products, retailers manufacturing their own branded products or plastic companies manufacturing plastic products or plastic packaging.
All nomination deadlines are April 5, 2014. Visit www.plastics.ca for more information.