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CanPlastics TV: An industry of ill repute?

With all of the negative press and public attention being leveled at the Canadian plastics industry, some industry ...

July 7, 2008   Canadian Plastics

With all of the negative press and public attention being leveled at the Canadian plastics industry, some industry leaders have wondered out loud if plastics are the new tobacco.

Ranging from the recent controversy over bisphenol A, to the string of retailer and municipal bag bans, plastics have been positioned as detrimental to human health and dangerous for the environment. Additionally, the negative attention has brought with it a wave of misinformation about plastic products at large.

However, the industry hasn’t been sitting idly by. Some manufacturers, like Mississauga, Ont.-based PET bottle manufacturer MPI Packaging Inc., have tried to clear up some of the confusion surrounding the safety of plastic products.

Industry associations such as the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and the U.S.-based Society of Plastics Industry (SPI) have also moved forward their own individual campaigns, taking a targeted approach to improving the public’s perception and knowledge of our industry.

Find out what the industry is doing to protect your interests, before it all goes up in smoke. Watch this episode of CanPlastics TV by clicking this link, or through the “Multimedia Centre” on our homepage.


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