February 18, 2017 News

NYC plastic bag fee blocked by Gov. Cuomo

by Canadian Plastics

But Cuomo calls for New York State to take action on “plastic bag problem.”

February 3, 2017 News

CPIA names Joe Hruska as new VP, sustainability

by Canadian Plastics

Hruska will lead the development and execution of Toronto-based CPIA’s sustainability, advocacy, and partnership programs to promote solutions that increase the recycling and recovery of plastics at their end-of-life and reduce marine litter.

December 20, 2016 News

FEPAC to close shop

by Canadian Plastics

The Quebec-based industry association will cease operations on Dec. 31. Its signature ECOresponsible program will continue under the guidance of Quebec’s Council of Sustainable Industries.

December 5, 2016 News

EPA doubles down on 2025 emissions standards

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to leave in place its greenhouse gas emissions standards for light vehicles through the 2025 model year. Many in the auto industry aren’t happy with the decision.

October 29, 2016 News

Niagara Region unveils new technology at recycling centre

by Canadian Plastics

Polystyrene foam densifier was delivered with funding through a partnership between Niagara Region, the Waste Diversion Ontario Continuous Improvement Fund and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association.

October 22, 2016 News

New plastics recycling plant planned for Sarnia, Ont.

by Canadian Plastics

Veteran recyclers create partnership to revitalize plastics recycler Entropex.

September 30, 2016 News

Novamont invests 100 million euros in biochemical plant

by Canadian Plastics

The Italian biochemical company has opened the first plant in the world to make a chemical compound used in the production of plastics with renewable sources.

September 28, 2016 News

Ontario cancels 1,000 megawatts of new wind and solar projects

by Canadian Plastics

The decision is designed to help keep rising consumer hydro rates in check.

September 16, 2016 News

Microplastics found throughout Great Lakes rivers: study

by Canadian Plastics

The study tested 107 water samples collected from 29 Great Lakes tributaries in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New York, and found microplastics in all samples.

September 14, 2016 News

FEPAC, Vinyl Institute announce Canada-wide sustainability partnership

by Canadian Plastics

Two Canadian plastics associations are partnering in a bid to boost the industry’s efforts at sustainability. The Quebec-based Fédération des Plastiques et Alliances Composites (FEPAC) and the Vinyl Institute of Canada, which is headquartered in Oakville, Ont., are partnering to

July 26, 2016 News

Plastics reduce environmental costs by nearly four times compared to alternatives: report

by Canadian Plastics

Despite a widespread perception to the contrary, the environmental cost of using plastics in consumer goods and packaging is nearly four times less than if plastics were replaced with alternative materials, a new study reports. The study, by market research

July 20, 2016 News

Ford, Jose Cuervo team up to make bioplastic car parts from agave

by Canadian Plastics

Researchers are testing the material’s durability and heat resistance for potential use in vehicle interior and exterior components such as wiring harnesses and storage bins.

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

July 2, 2016 News

Canada’s plastic packaging recycling rate sees 3% growth

by Canadian Plastics

At least 320.7 million kilograms of post-consumer plastic were collected in Canada for recycling in 2014.

May 6, 2016 News

Nova Chemical donating funds to fight Fort McMurray wildfires

by Canadian Plastics

Calgary-based Nova Chemicals Corporation is donating $200,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help victims of wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta In a May 5 statement, Nova also promised to match employee donations to the Canadian Red Cross of up

May 4, 2016 Feature

Power Failure!

by Canadian Plastics

Rising electricity prices, courtesy of Canada’s most ambitious green energy plan, are threatening to turn out the lights on Ontario’s plastics processors.

May 2, 2016 News

Walmart Canada to extend plastic bag fees

by Canadian Plastics

A five-cent plastic bag fee to discourage single use bags and eliminate plastic film from municipal land-fill to be implemented at Walmart stores in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec during the month of May.

April 10, 2016 Feature

Much ado about fracking

by Canadian Plastics

Hydraulic fracturing can open vast stores of cheap natural gas, to the benefit of North America’s chemical and plastics industry. The weird part is that, after more than 60 years, the process has suddenly become a lightning rod for controversy, and even outright bans. Here’s why.

March 29, 2016 News

New Brunswick government won’t lift fracking moratorium until conditions met: report

by Canadian Plastics

The province of New Brunswick won’t lift a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing until all the government’s conditions are met, New Brunswick’s energy and mines minister says. As reported by The Canadian Press, energy and mines minister Donald Arseneault says the

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 –