Canadian Plastics


June 18, 2014 News

Plastic bag maker Hilex Poly acquires paper bag maker

by 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.

June 13, 2014 News

Quebec’s biggest plastics recycler set to close its doors

by Canadian Plastics

Quebec’s biggest post-consumer plastics recycler has ceased operations and asked for bankruptcy protection.

June 9, 2014 News

New Montreal recycling initiative targets polystyrene

by 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.

May 14, 2014 News

CPIA names new VP for sustainability

by 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…

April 8, 2014 News

Recycling of plastic film still growing: report

by Canadian Plastics

Recycling of post-consumer film packaging hit 1.02 billion pounds in 2012 – an increase of 56 per cent since 2005, but just 1 per cent since 2011, according to new figures from the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC).

March 18, 2014 News

Recycling of plastic packaging across Canada continues to increase: report

by Canadian Plastics

For the third year in a row, the amount of post-consumer plastic packaging being recycled across Canada has increased.

March 17, 2014 News

SPI appoints plastics recycler for NPE2015

by Canadian Plastics

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association has appointed Commercial Plastics Recycling (CPR) as the official recycling company for the NPE2015 international plastics exposition.

February 28, 2014 News

Recycler NGR buys majority stake in Dr. Collin GmbH

by Canadian Plastics

Austria-based plastic recycling equipment maker Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH (NGR) has acquired a majority interest in the German company Dr. Collin GmbH.

February 17, 2014 News

Marine plastic litter can be converted into useable fuel: new Canadian study

by Canadian Plastics

Converting plastic from rivers, lakes and oceans into fuel is not as difficult as some might think, according to a new Canadian study.

November 5, 2013 Feature


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October 21, 2013 News

NGR and Leistritz team up for recycling compounding technology

by Canadian Plastics

Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH and Leistritz Extrusionstechnik GmbH are partnering to market new lines of recycling compounding technology.

October 20, 2013 News

CPIA partners for new polystyrene recycling program being tested in Montreal

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), the City of Montreal, and various other partners are testing an improved system for the collection and transportation of clean polystyrene.

September 29, 2013 News

N.S. firm has plan for trucks to run on plastic

by Canadian Plastics

Diesel-powered trucks could soon be running on energy obtained from your discarded soda bottles.

September 24, 2013 News

Royal DSM and Ravago team up for recycled compounds

by Canadian Plastics

Raw materials suppliers Royal DSM and the Ravago Group are partnering to develop a portfolio of glass reinforced recycled PA6 compounds.

September 15, 2013 News

EU could recycle 60% of its plastics by 2020: report

by Canadian Plastics

A plastics recycling target of 62 per cent is achievable by 2020, according to a new study by the Brussels-based Plastics Recyclers Europe organization.

September 4, 2013 News

Vecoplan launches new recycling company

by Canadian Plastics

Size reduction equipment manufacturer Vecoplan LLC has created a new company to supply turnkey systems for residential and commercial single stream recycling facilities, as well as retrofit upgrades to existing recycling systems.

August 28, 2013 News

JBI to close recycling plant in Thorold, Ont.

by Canadian Plastics

U.S.-based plastics recycler JBI Inc. is closing its facility in Thorold, Ont. in what it describes a as a cost-cutting measure.

August 14, 2013 News

60 billion PET bottles recycled in Europe in 2012: trade group

by Canadian Plastics

Europe recycled the equivalent of more than 60 billion PET bottles in 2012, according to trade industry association Petcore Europe.

July 31, 2013 News

CPIA site sponsoring “Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup”

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is a site sponsor for this year’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, an annual event designed to remove shoreline litter, including plastics, from the country’s oceans, lakes, and…

July 30, 2013 News

Sarnia plastics recycler fined after worker injury

by Canadian Plastics

A Sarnia, Ont.-based plastics recycler has been fined $410,000 after a worker was pinned and injured by a bale of plastic three years ago.