Canadian Plastics


September 2, 2015  

CPIA partners with Quebec cities for polystyrene recycling

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is partnering with

August 10, 2015  

BioAmber opens new Sarnia, Ont. succinic acid plant

The plant will produce chemicals for plastics using sugar instead of petroleum.

August 5, 2015  

Ottawa plans to ban microbeads over environmental concerns

The Canadian government is moving to ban microbeads, tiny

July 11, 2015  

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.

June 23, 2015  

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.

May 29, 2015  

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

Six of the largest school districts in the U.S.

May 16, 2015  

Toronto expanding plastic recycling program

Blue Bin recycling program will increase TO’s diversion rate by an expected 2%.

April 13, 2015  

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

An additional 9% of plastic packaging was recycled in

March 30, 2015  

Montreal to examine banning plastic grocery bags

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

February 11, 2015  

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

The number of recycling programs in Canada that now

February 7, 2015  

Canadian firms partner for plastic dog food bag recycling project

Recycling company TerraCycle Canada is partnering with Canadian pet

January 10, 2015  

New York City to ban Styrofoam

Styrofoam will be banned in New York City starting

December 3, 2014  

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.

October 7, 2014  

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.

October 1, 2014  

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.

September 15, 2014  

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….

August 15, 2014  

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.

July 11, 2014  

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.

July 10, 2014  

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….

July 4, 2014  

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…

July 1, 2014  

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.

June 19, 2014  

Recycling: the decontamination quest

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

June 18, 2014  

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.

June 13, 2014  

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.

June 9, 2014  

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.

May 14, 2014  

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…

April 8, 2014  

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).

March 18, 2014  

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.

March 17, 2014  

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.

February 28, 2014  

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.

February 17, 2014  

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.

November 5, 2013