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…
Toronto expanding plastic recycling programby Canadian Plastics
Blue Bin recycling program will increase TO’s diversion rate by an expected 2%.
Plastic packaging recycling in Canada up by 9% in 2013: reportby 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…
Montreal to examine banning plastic grocery bagsby Canadian Plastics
City to begin public consultation in May; CPIA forming task force to fight proposed ban.
Access to Canadian plastics recycling at its highest level in 10 years: CPIA reportby 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…
Canadian firms partner for plastic dog food bag recycling projectby 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…
New York City to ban Styrofoamby 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)…
CPIA, City of Montreal extend PS recovery and recycling program, add new partnerby 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.
PET bottle recycling rate held steady in 2013by 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.
California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
The U.S. state of California has passed the first statewide legislation in the nation banning single-use plastic bags.
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….