February 22, 2016 News

Commercial biomass sugar plant coming to Sarnia, Ont.

by Canadian Plastics

High-purity dextrose sugars can be transformed into bio-based products including organic acids, amino acids and bioplastics.

February 12, 2016 Feature

The energy-efficient chemical supplier (and how to become one)

by Canadian Plastics

Energy costs are on the rise in Ontario, and chemical manufacturers are huge consumers. So now is definitely the time to get serious about finding new and efficient ways of using your electricity. The good news? There’s a wealth of experts and incentive programs at hand to help you along.

January 27, 2016 News

Walmart Canada to charge five cents for plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

As of February 9, Walmart Canada will begin to charge customers five cents each for plastic bags. The move is a bid to cut the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills, the Mississauga, Ont.-based company said. Walmart will

January 3, 2016 News

Erema goes to Russia

by Canadian Plastics

Austria-based plastic recycling systems producer Erema is about to open a subsidiary in Russia. Based in Moscow, Erema Russia will cover all CIS states, which – according to Erema – together use 9.1 million tonnes of plastics every year. Erema

December 29, 2015 News

U.S. to ban microbeads starting in 2017

by Canadian Plastics

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that phases out the production and sale of plastic microbeads in the U.S. The new “Microbead-Free Waters Act” – which was approved earlier this month by the House of Representatives –

November 29, 2015 News

Global bioplastics market to reach $30 billion by 2020: report

by Canadian Plastics

Driven by consumer preference, the global market for bioplastics will grow at compounded annual growth rate of 14.8% to become a US$30 billion market by 2020, a new report says. According to the report by Oregon-based market intelligence company Allied

November 24, 2015 News

Brussels plastics recycling show cancelled following terror alert

by Canadian Plastics

The Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) Europe, a two-day conference in Brussels for members of the plastics and recycling industries, has been cancelled after an official warning placed the Belgium capital city on the highest level of terror alert. The show

November 1, 2015 News

Fracking risks are manageable: report

by Canadian Plastics

The report, by the Fraser Institute, finds that fracking-related concerns about drinking water and air quality are largely unfounded.

October 6, 2015 News

Ice River Springs opens PET bottled water plant in Quebec

by Canadian Plastics

Ice River Springs, a Canadian-owned bottler, has opened a new multi-million dollar bottled water plant in Lachute, Que. The plant will be Ice River Springs’ 13th in North America, and is intended to provide increased capacity to support the production

September 2, 2015 News

CPIA partners with Quebec cities for polystyrene recycling

by 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

June 10, 2015 News

Solegear and Columbia Plastics team up for bioplastic office products

by Canadian Plastics

Strategic partnership poised to make plant-based office products available to Canadian consumers.

May 16, 2015 News

Toronto expanding plastic recycling program

by Canadian Plastics

Blue Bin recycling program will increase TO’s diversion rate by an expected 2%.

April 28, 2015 News

Record amount of plastic recycled at NPE2015

by Canadian Plastics

In total, 87% of overall waste generated at the show was recycled.

April 13, 2015 News

Plastic packaging recycling in Canada up by 9% in 2013: report

by 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

March 12, 2015 News

Fire destroys Quebec paper and plastics recycling plant

by Canadian Plastics

A fire has destroyed the Beauharnois, Que.-based paper and plastics recycling plant of Kruger Inc. As reported by the Canadian Press, the fire broke out early March 11 and has produced a thick plume of smoke that can be seen

March 11, 2015 News

New plastics recycling plant opening in Toronto

by Canadian Plastics

Headed by ex-CPIA leader Mark Badger, Urban Polymers will be capable of processing 25 million pounds per year of PET and 11 million pounds per year of PP/PE.

February 25, 2015 News

Recycling of plastic wraps, bags, film surging in North America

by Canadian Plastics

Post-consumer plastic recycling is surging in North America, according to two new reports prepared for the American Chemistry Council (ACC). According to the first study, the recycling of post-consumer plastic film packaging increased by 116 million pounds, or 11 per

February 14, 2015 News

8 million tonnes of plastics dumped in oceans annually: report

by Canadian Plastics

New research estimates an average of about eight million tonnes of plastic – everything from water bottles to garbage bags to food packaging – finds its way into the world’s oceans each year. The study, published in the journal Science,

February 11, 2015 News

Access to Canadian plastics recycling at its highest level in 10 years: CPIA report

by 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

February 7, 2015 News

Canadian firms partner for plastic dog food bag recycling project

by 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