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….
Sony to sell its recycled PC on open marketby Canadian Plastics
Starting this fall, Japan-based consumer products giant Sony Corporation will have a new side-business: selling recycled plastics.
CPIA partners with Walmart and SC Johnson for recycling programby Canadian Plastics
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.
A closer look at CPIA Leader of the Year MARK DANIELSby Canadian Plastics
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….
CPIA announces 2014 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winnersby Canadian Plastics
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…
SPI signs on to new U.S. recycling initiativeby Canadian Plastics
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association – one of the plastics industries biggest associations – has joined a new recycling initiative in the U.S.
Recycling: the decontamination questby Canadian Plastics
Going green is red hot, and nowhere more so than with plastics recycling.
Plastic bag maker Hilex Poly acquires paper bag makerby Canadian Plastics
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.
Quebec’s biggest plastics recycler set to close its doorsby Canadian Plastics
Quebec’s biggest post-consumer plastics recycler has ceased operations and asked for bankruptcy protection.
New Montreal recycling initiative targets polystyreneby Canadian Plastics
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.
CPIA names new VP for sustainabilityby Canadian Plastics
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…