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August 5, 2015 News

Ottawa plans to ban microbeads over environmental concerns

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian government is moving to ban microbeads, tiny plastic particles found in a number of personal care products that can end up in rivers, lakes and oceans after they’re washed down the drain. The government is proposing to add

July 11, 2015 News

DuPont labeled a “severe” safety violator by U.S. regulator

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical giant criticized by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for worker deaths in Nov. 2014.

June 23, 2015 News

U.S. approves major update to chemicals regulation

by Canadian Plastics

If enacted, the bill would be the first major update to the Toxic Substances Control Act in almost 40 years.

May 29, 2015 News

Six of U.S.’s largest school districts dump polystyrene trays

by Canadian Plastics

Six of the largest school districts in the U.S. will be replacing polystyrene food trays with trays that are made from recycled newsprint and can be turned into compost after use. The move will affect almost 3 million public school

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%.

April 13, 2015 News

Plastic packaging recycling in Canada up by 9% in 2013: report

by Canadian Plastics

An additional 9% of plastic packaging was recycled in Canada in 2013 compared with 2012, a new report concludes. Complied by Moore Recycling Associates Inc. and released by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), the report attributes the increase to

March 30, 2015 News

Montreal to examine banning plastic grocery bags

by Canadian Plastics

City to begin public consultation in May; CPIA forming task force to fight proposed ban.

February 11, 2015 News

Access to Canadian plastics recycling at its highest level in 10 years: CPIA report

by Canadian Plastics

The number of recycling programs in Canada that now accept and recycle a wide range of plastic packaging has grown to the largest ever in 10 years, a new report released by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) says, as

February 7, 2015 News

Canadian firms partner for plastic dog food bag recycling project

by Canadian Plastics

Recycling company TerraCycle Canada is partnering with Canadian pet food company Open Farm to offer a free, innovative recycling program for post-use plastic dog food bags. “In an industry first, consumers can now send their empty Open Farm pet food

January 10, 2015 News

New York City to ban Styrofoam

by Canadian Plastics

Styrofoam will be banned in New York City starting in July this year. The administration of New York City mayor Bill De Blasio made the decision on the heels of a Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announcement that expanded polystyrene (EPS)

December 3, 2014 News

CPIA, City of Montreal extend PS recovery and recycling program, add new partner

by Canadian Plastics

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.

October 7, 2014 News

PET bottle recycling rate held steady in 2013

by Canadian Plastics

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.

October 1, 2014 News

California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. state of California has passed the first statewide legislation in the nation banning single-use plastic bags.

September 15, 2014 Feature

Exxel Polymers: sous le signe du succes/Under the sign of success*

by Canadian Plastics

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….

August 15, 2014 News

Sony to sell its recycled PC on open market

by Canadian Plastics

Starting this fall, Japan-based consumer products giant Sony Corporation will have a new side-business: selling recycled plastics.

July 11, 2014 News

CPIA partners with Walmart and SC Johnson for recycling program

by Canadian Plastics

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.

July 10, 2014 Feature

A closer look at CPIA Leader of the Year MARK DANIELS

by Canadian Plastics

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….

July 4, 2014 News

CPIA announces 2014 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winners

by Canadian Plastics

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…

July 1, 2014 News

SPI signs on to new U.S. recycling initiative

by Canadian Plastics

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association – one of the plastics industries biggest associations – has joined a new recycling initiative in the U.S.

June 19, 2014 News

Recycling: the decontamination quest

by Canadian Plastics

Going green is red hot, and nowhere more so than with plastics recycling.