CPIA partners with Quebec cities for polystyrene recycling
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is partnering with…
BioAmber opens new Sarnia, Ont. succinic acid plant
The plant will produce chemicals for plastics using sugar instead of petroleum.
Ottawa plans to ban microbeads over environmental concerns
The Canadian government is moving to ban microbeads, tiny…
DuPont labeled a “severe” safety violator by U.S. regulator
Chemical giant criticized by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for worker deaths in Nov. 2014.
U.S. approves major update to chemicals regulation
If enacted, the bill would be the first major update to the Toxic Substances Control Act in almost 40 years.
Six of U.S.’s largest school districts dump polystyrene trays
Six of the largest school districts in the U.S.…
Toronto expanding plastic recycling program
Blue Bin recycling program will increase TO’s diversion rate by an expected 2%.
Plastic packaging recycling in Canada up by 9% in 2013: report
An additional 9% of plastic packaging was recycled in…
Montreal to examine banning plastic grocery bags
City to begin public consultation in May; CPIA forming task force to fight proposed ban.
Access to Canadian plastics recycling at its highest level in 10 years: CPIA report
The number of recycling programs in Canada that now…
Canadian firms partner for plastic dog food bag recycling project
Recycling company TerraCycle Canada is partnering with Canadian pet…
New York City to ban Styrofoam
Styrofoam will be banned in New York City starting…
CPIA, City of Montreal extend PS recovery and recycling program, add new partner
The City of Montreal and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) have extended their polystyrene recovery and recycling program at the LaSalle Ecocenter by five years, and added a new plastics processing partner to the program.
PET bottle recycling rate held steady in 2013
PET bottle recycling in the U.S. rose to 31.2 per cent in 2013, a very slight bump up from 30.8 per cent in 2012.
California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bags
The U.S. state of California has passed the first statewide legislation in the nation banning single-use plastic bags.
Exxel Polymers: sous le signe du succes/Under the sign of success*
Si la route qui mène au succès est souvent parsemée de difficultés, elle est ussi faite de moments charnières au cœur desquels les décisions prises par les dirigeants sont déterminantes….
Sony to sell its recycled PC on open market
Starting this fall, Japan-based consumer products giant Sony Corporation will have a new side-business: selling recycled plastics.
CPIA partners with Walmart and SC Johnson for recycling program
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is partnering with retailer Walmart and brandmaker SC Johnson on a project to collect and recycle plastic bags and film.
A closer look at CPIA Leader of the Year MARK DANIELS
Given such monumental screw-ups as the City of Toronto’s infamous flirtation with a plastic bag ban last year, we Canadians could be forgiven for thinking of these bans as our own unique problem, like snowstorms in May. Far from it….
CPIA announces 2014 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winners
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has selected the winners of the 2014 Plastics Industry Leadership Awards, designed to recognize outstanding individuals and businesses for their commitment and dedication to the growth and…
SPI signs on to new U.S. recycling initiative
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association – one of the plastics industries biggest associations – has joined a new recycling initiative in the U.S.
Recycling: the decontamination quest
Going green is red hot, and nowhere more so than with plastics recycling.
Plastic bag maker Hilex Poly acquires paper bag maker
One of the largest plastic bag makers in the U.S. is acquiring a company said to be the largest paper bag manufacturer in North America.
Quebec’s biggest plastics recycler set to close its doors
Quebec’s biggest post-consumer plastics recycler has ceased operations and asked for bankruptcy protection.
New Montreal recycling initiative targets polystyrene
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and the City of Montreal are implementing a new pilot project designed to recover polystyrene which is not recovered by the conventional collection of regular recyclable material.
CPIA names new VP for sustainability
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association has named Krista Friesen as vice president, sustainability, in charge of the development and execution of CPIA’s advocacy and partnership programs to promote solutions that increase the recovery…
Recycling of plastic film still growing: report
Recycling of post-consumer film packaging hit 1.02 billion pounds in 2012 – an increase of 56 per cent since 2005, but just 1 per cent since 2011, according to new figures from the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC).
Recycling of plastic packaging across Canada continues to increase: report
For the third year in a row, the amount of post-consumer plastic packaging being recycled across Canada has increased.
SPI appoints plastics recycler for NPE2015
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association has appointed Commercial Plastics Recycling (CPR) as the official recycling company for the NPE2015 international plastics exposition.
Recycler NGR buys majority stake in Dr. Collin GmbH
Austria-based plastic recycling equipment maker Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH (NGR) has acquired a majority interest in the German company Dr. Collin GmbH.
Marine plastic litter can be converted into useable fuel: new Canadian study
Converting plastic from rivers, lakes and oceans into fuel is not as difficult as some might think, according to a new Canadian study.
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