Canadian Plastics


February 22, 2016  

Commercial biomass sugar plant coming to Sarnia, Ont.

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

February 12, 2016  

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

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  

Walmart Canada to charge five cents for plastic bags

As of February 9, Walmart Canada will begin to

January 3, 2016  

Erema goes to Russia

Austria-based plastic recycling systems producer Erema is about to

December 29, 2015  

U.S. to ban microbeads starting in 2017

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill

November 29, 2015  

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

Driven by consumer preference, the global market for bioplastics

November 24, 2015  

Brussels plastics recycling show cancelled following terror alert

The Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) Europe, a two-day conference

November 1, 2015  

Fracking risks are manageable: report

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

October 6, 2015  

Ice River Springs opens PET bottled water plant in Quebec

Ice River Springs, a Canadian-owned bottler, has opened a

September 2, 2015  

CPIA partners with Quebec cities for polystyrene recycling

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is partnering with

June 10, 2015  

Solegear and Columbia Plastics team up for bioplastic office products

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

May 16, 2015  

Toronto expanding plastic recycling program

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

April 28, 2015  

Record amount of plastic recycled at NPE2015

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

April 13, 2015  

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

An additional 9% of plastic packaging was recycled in

March 12, 2015  

Fire destroys Quebec paper and plastics recycling plant

A fire has destroyed the Beauharnois, Que.-based paper and

March 11, 2015  

New plastics recycling plant opening in Toronto

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  

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

Post-consumer plastic recycling is surging in North America, according

February 14, 2015  

8 million tonnes of plastics dumped in oceans annually: report

New research estimates an average of about eight million

February 11, 2015  

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

The number of recycling programs in Canada that now

February 7, 2015  

Canadian firms partner for plastic dog food bag recycling project

Recycling company TerraCycle Canada is partnering with Canadian pet

February 2, 2015  

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

A new multi-material lightweight vehicle (MMLV) concept car developed

January 10, 2015  

New York City to ban Styrofoam

Styrofoam will be banned in New York City starting

December 3, 2014  

Australian bioplastics film suppliers merging to form mega-company

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  

Plastic bag ban proposed for Saskatchewan

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

November 6, 2014  

Montreal considering plastic bag ban

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

October 22, 2014  

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

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  

California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bags

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

September 15, 2014  

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

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  

Nova Scotia to ban fracking

Nova Scotia has said no to fracking.

August 23, 2014  

Bayer MaterialScience partners with SCAC for waste water reuse project

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  

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

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

July 25, 2014  

Bioplastics maker Solegear gets $1.6 million government funding

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