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…

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.