June 24, 2014 News

Bioplastic products maker Trellis Earth Products buying Cereplast assets

by Canadian Plastics

Trellis Earth Products, a manufacturer of bioplastic foodservice disposables, has acquired the assets of bankrupt bioplastics supplier Cereplast Inc. for US$2.6 million.

June 23, 2014 News

BioAmber secures $20 million loan for Sarnia succinic acid plant

by Canadian Plastics

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.

June 18, 2014 News

N.S. must study health risks if fracking is approved: expert

by Canadian Plastics

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.  

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…

May 5, 2014 News

High electricity rates handicap Canadian businesses: report

by Canadian Plastics

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.

April 26, 2014 News

Ontario expanding electricity rates programs in bid to help small businesses

by Canadian Plastics

The Ontario government is expanding eligibility for two existing industrial electricity programs and enhancing conservation programs for small businesses. 

March 5, 2014 News

CPIA’s Cathy Cirko announces retirement

by Canadian Plastics

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…

February 22, 2014 News

Bio-chemical maker gets $10 million gov’t loan for Ontario plant

by Canadian Plastics

The federal government is lending $10 million to France-based sustainable chemicals firm BioAmber Inc. for the construction of a commercial-scale bio-based chemical plant in Ontario, said to be the first facility of its kind in Canada.

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.

February 17, 2014 News

Bioplastics producer Cereplast files for Chapter 11 protection

by Canadian Plastics

Bioplastics maker Cereplast Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S.

November 4, 2013 News

European Union seeks to reduce plastic bag usage

by Canadian Plastics

The European Commission has unveiled a proposal aimed at drastically reducing the use of plastic bags.

November 3, 2013 News

$55M automotive, construction biomaterials program launched

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to cut down on the use of traditional petroleum-based polymers, Canada’s federal government is launching a biomaterials program to accelerate the development of green vehicles and buildings.

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.

October 7, 2013 News

Invista partners with Ingenza to develop bio-based industrial chemicals

by Canadian Plastics

U.S.-based polymers maker Invista and UK-based industrial biotechnology company Ingenza will collaborate on the development of new technologies to enable bio-derived processes for the production of industrial chemicals. “Invista…

September 18, 2013 News

Tetra Pak survey reveals demand for environmental labeling

by Canadian Plastics

A new survey by food packaging and processing company Tetra Pak highlights a rising demand for renewable materials and environmental labeling among consumers worldwide.

September 9, 2013 News

BASF opens $33 million plant science R&D facility in North Carolina

by Canadian Plastics

Chemicals giant BASF has opened a new research and development facility in North Carolina that will act as a hub for its plant science products.

August 13, 2013 News

Canadian and B.C. aerospace associations plan to join forces

by Canadian Plastics

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) has announced plans to collaborate with the Aerospace Industries Association of British Columbia (AIABC) to help revitalize the provincial aerospace association.

July 31, 2013 News

CPIA site sponsoring “Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup”

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is a site sponsor for this year’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, an annual event designed to remove shoreline litter, including plastics, from the country’s oceans, lakes, and…

June 19, 2013 News

Plastic bag ban approved by Los Angeles City Council

by Canadian Plastics

America’s second largest city is on the verge of banning single-use plastic grocery bags.