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 –

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