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

February 2, 2015 News

Lightweight concept from Ford and Magna has “significant environmental benefits”

by Canadian Plastics

A new multi-material lightweight vehicle (MMLV) concept car developed by Canadian auto parts maker Magna International Inc. in cooperation with Ford Motor Co. and the U.S. Department of Energy offers “clear advantages in terms of global warming potential and the

January 10, 2015 News

New York City to ban Styrofoam

by Canadian Plastics

Styrofoam will be banned in New York City starting in July this year. The administration of New York City mayor Bill De Blasio made the decision on the heels of a Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announcement that expanded polystyrene (EPS)

December 3, 2014 News

Australian bioplastics film suppliers merging to form mega-company

by Canadian Plastics

Melbourne, Australia-based supplier of biohybrid and compostable resins Cardia Bioplastics is merging with Australian firm Stellar Films Group to form a sustainable packaging operation with annual sales of almost Cdn$30 million.

November 18, 2014 News

Plastic bag ban proposed for Saskatchewan

by Canadian Plastics

A proposed ban on plastic bags in Saskatchewan is garnering national attention.

November 6, 2014 News

Montreal considering plastic bag ban

by Canadian Plastics

The City of Montreal is considering banning retail stores from using plastic bags.

October 22, 2014 News

Bio-based materials and chemicals to attract nearly $1 billion investment in 2014: report

by Canadian Plastics

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.

October 1, 2014 News

California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S. state of California has passed the first statewide legislation in the nation banning single-use plastic bags.

September 15, 2014 Feature

Exxel Polymers: sous le signe du succes/Under the sign of success*

by Canadian Plastics

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….

September 6, 2014 News

Nova Scotia to ban fracking

by Canadian Plastics

Nova Scotia has said no to fracking.

August 23, 2014 News

Bayer MaterialScience partners with SCAC for waste water reuse project

by Canadian Plastics

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.

July 26, 2014 News

Study finds less plastic waste in the world’s oceans than expected

by Canadian Plastics

How much plastic debris is floating in the world’s oceans? Maybe a lot less than was anticipated.

July 25, 2014 News

Bioplastics maker Solegear gets $1.6 million government funding

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian bioplastics maker Solegear Bioplastics Inc. has received $1.6 million in federal government funding.

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 7, 2014 News

BioAmber secures $7 million grant for Sarnia biochemical plant

by Canadian Plastics

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.

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…