August 15, 2014 News

Sony to sell its recycled PC on open market

by Canadian Plastics

Starting this fall, Japan-based consumer products giant Sony Corporation will have a new side-business: selling recycled plastics.

July 11, 2014 News

CPIA partners with Walmart and SC Johnson for recycling program

by 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.

July 10, 2014 Feature

A closer look at CPIA Leader of the Year MARK DANIELS

by 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….

July 4, 2014 News

CPIA announces 2014 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winners

by 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…

July 1, 2014 News

SPI signs on to new U.S. recycling initiative

by 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.

June 19, 2014 News

Recycling: the decontamination quest

by Canadian Plastics

Going green is red hot, and nowhere more so than with plastics recycling.

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


by Canadian Plastics


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.