May 13, 2010 News

Sarnia pilot recycling program called “a success”

by Canadian Plastics

A two-stage pilot public spaces program that took place in Sarnia, Ont. during 2009 has been labeled a success…

May 10, 2010 News

SME sets October date for Canadian Manufacturing Week show

by Canadian Plastics

With a new format, new location and new program, the Canadian Manufacturing Week (CMW) 2010 event has been set…

May 9, 2010 News

From pond scum to plastics: Algae might just be the next big bio-resin

by Canadian Plastics

Even as the general appreciation for all things natural reaches stratospheric heights, most of us probably rem…

April 30, 2010 News

FEPAC holds summit meeting, launches sustainability program

by Canadian Plastics

The Federation of Plastics and Alliances Composites (FEPAC) wrapped up its first “Sustainable Development” s…

April 26, 2010 News

FORE! Industry golf dates announced

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics sector workers anxious to draw back the blade won’t have to wait much longer, as a number of …

April 24, 2010 News

PolyOne partners with Segetis for bio-based plasticizers

by Canadian Plastics

PolyOne Corporation has announced an agreement with chemical company Segetis to develop bio-derived plasticize…

April 15, 2010 News

New (and first) PLA recycler opens shop in U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

A company claiming to be the first in the U.S. to exclusively recycle post consumer and post industrial poly…

March 26, 2010 News

Small energy fixes, BIG savings

by Canadian Plastics

There are ways to cut energy costs and usage that don’t involve parting with hard-earned money.

March 15, 2010 News

Canada to switch to plastic bank notes next year

by Canadian Plastics

Canada’s paper money is about to go plastic.

March 5, 2010 News

Ontario bottler to build PET recycling plant

by Canadian Plastics

An Ontario bottled water producer is building its own recycling plant to produce a 100 per cent recycled PET d…

February 13, 2010 News


by Canadian Plastics

It’s a cliche acknowledged in every boxing movie from Requiem for a Heavyweight to Rocky V: in order to …

February 13, 2010 News


by Canadian Plastics

That font of knowledge known as “Wikipedia” defines plastic recycling as the process of recovering scrap or wa…

February 12, 2010 News

SPE gives out environmental awards

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will honor a variety of plastics recyclers during its Global Plas…

January 23, 2010 News

Ont. government signs $7 billion wind power deal with Samsung

by Canadian Plastics

The Ontario government has signed a $7 billion wind and solar power deal with a consortium led by South Kore…

December 12, 2009 News

IPL to review strategic objectives

by Canadian Plastics

Custom molder IPL Inc. has begun a strategic review of future strategic objectives and possible growth opportu…

November 9, 2009 News

European study forecasts big potential for bio-based plastics

by Canadian Plastics

The production capacity of bio-based plastics is projected to increase from 360,000 tons in 2007 to about 2….

August 10, 2009 News

Canadian researchers turn potato starch into bioplastics

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian plastics processors looking to cash in on the ever-increasing demand among consumers for “green…

August 10, 2009 News

EcoSmartPlastics: All-natural packager comes to Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Nothing says summer in Canada like mosquitoes and other nuisance insects. But they’d better beware: a …

July 27, 2009 News

Don’t mix recycled PLA and PET: plastics organization

by Canadian Plastics

A trade organization for the PET plastics industry in Canada and the U.S. is publicly questioning the mixing o…

July 20, 2009 News

European plastics society introduces ‘green’ standard for injection molding

by Canadian Plastics

Euromap 60, a new European solid industry standard designed to measure environmental friendliness in injecti…