A proposed ban on plastic bags in Saskatchewan is garnering national attention.
The City of Montreal is considering banning retail stores from using plastic bags.
Bio-based materials and chemicals (BBMC) are poised to attract nearly US$1 billion in investment in 2014, led notably by later-stage funding rounds, according to a new report.
The U.S. state of California has passed the first statewide legislation in the nation banning single-use plastic bags.
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….
Nova Scotia has said no to fracking.
Chemical supplier Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) is partnering with Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Co. Ltd. (SCAC) in a project that will reuse salt water from the polycarbonate unit at Bayer’s Shanghai facility.
How much plastic debris is floating in the world’s oceans? Maybe a lot less than was anticipated.
Canadian bioplastics maker Solegear Bioplastics Inc. has received $1.6 million in federal government funding.
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.
The Canadian subsidiary of U.S.-based biotechnology developer BioAmber Inc. has secured a $7 million grant to support the ongoing construction of a $135 million bio-succinic acid plant that is under construction in Sarnia, Ont.
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…
Trellis Earth Products, a manufacturer of bioplastic foodservice disposables, has acquired the assets of bankrupt bioplastics supplier Cereplast Inc. for US$2.6 million.
The Canadian subsidiary of U.S.-based biotechnology company BioAmber Inc. has secured a $20 million commercial loan to build Canada’s first bio-based chemical plant.
A province-wide study on the health impacts of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas is needed if the Nova Scotia government approves the process, a new report has recommended.
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.
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…
Canadian businesses pay almost a third more for electricity compared to their counterparts in the U.S., according to a new study by the Fraser Institute.
The Ontario government is expanding eligibility for two existing industrial electricity programs and enhancing conservation programs for small businesses.
Kathy Cirko, the vice-president of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), will be retiring at the end of May 2014, after 17 years with the organization. Circo joined the Toronto-based CPIA in January 1997, as director…