December 8, 2015 News

U.S. House of Representatives passes ban on plastic microbeads

by Canadian Plastics

American Chemistry Council supports legislation.

December 1, 2015 News

CPIA, Wittmann Canada partner on Army Run recycling

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and processing and auxiliary equipment maker Wittmann Canada partnered to support a successful, enhanced recycling effort at the 2015 Canada Army Run held in September. Held in Ottawa and Gatineau on September 20, the

November 18, 2015 News

Biodegradable plastics don’t reduce marine litter: UN

by Canadian Plastics

The growing use of biodegradable plastics will not significantly decrease the volume of plastic entering the world’s oceans or the physical and chemical risks that plastics pose to the marine environment, a new report by the United Nations says. The

November 1, 2015 News

Fracking risks are manageable: report

by Canadian Plastics

The report, by the Fraser Institute, finds that fracking-related concerns about drinking water and air quality are largely unfounded.

September 2, 2015 News

CPIA partners with Quebec cities for polystyrene recycling

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is partnering with the Quebec city of Pointe-Claire to organize special events for polystyrene collection. Residents of Pointe-Claire are invited to bring the post-cnsumer polystyrene – which is marked with the number “6” inside

August 10, 2015 News

BioAmber opens new Sarnia, Ont. succinic acid plant

by Canadian Plastics

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

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….