Plastics reduce environmental costs by nearly four times compared to alternatives: reportby 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…
Ford, Jose Cuervo team up to make bioplastic car parts from agaveby 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.
World bioplastics market is valued at $30.8 billion: reportby 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…
Canada’s plastic packaging recycling rate sees 3% growthby Canadian Plastics
At least 320.7 million kilograms of post-consumer plastic were collected in Canada for recycling in 2014.
Nova Chemical donating funds to fight Fort McMurray wildfiresby 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…
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.
Walmart Canada to extend plastic bag feesby 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.
Much ado about frackingby 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.
New Brunswick government won’t lift fracking moratorium until conditions met: reportby 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…
U.S. to ban microbeads starting in 2017by 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 –…
U.S. House of Representatives passes ban on plastic microbeadsby Canadian Plastics
American Chemistry Council supports legislation.
CPIA, Wittmann Canada partner on Army Run recyclingby 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…
Biodegradable plastics don’t reduce marine litter: UNby 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…
Fracking risks are manageable: reportby Canadian Plastics
The report, by the Fraser Institute, finds that fracking-related concerns about drinking water and air quality are largely unfounded.
CPIA partners with Quebec cities for polystyrene recyclingby 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…
BioAmber opens new Sarnia, Ont. succinic acid plantby Canadian Plastics
The plant will produce chemicals for plastics using sugar instead of petroleum.
Ottawa plans to ban microbeads over environmental concernsby 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…
DuPont labeled a “severe” safety violator by U.S. regulatorby Canadian Plastics
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 regulationby Canadian Plastics
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 traysby 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…