Bio-based materials and chemicals to attract nearly $1 billion investment in 2014: reportby 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.
California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
The U.S. state of California has passed the first statewide legislation in the nation banning single-use plastic bags.
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….
Nova Scotia to ban frackingby Canadian Plastics
Nova Scotia has said no to fracking.
Bayer MaterialScience partners with SCAC for waste water reuse projectby 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.
Study finds less plastic waste in the world’s oceans than expectedby Canadian Plastics
How much plastic debris is floating in the world’s oceans? Maybe a lot less than was anticipated.
Bioplastics maker Solegear gets $1.6 million government fundingby Canadian Plastics
Canadian bioplastics maker Solegear Bioplastics Inc. has received $1.6 million in federal government funding.
CPIA partners with Walmart and SC Johnson for recycling programby 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.
BioAmber secures $7 million grant for Sarnia biochemical plantby 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.
CPIA announces 2014 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winnersby 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…
Bioplastic products maker Trellis Earth Products buying Cereplast assetsby 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.
BioAmber secures $20 million loan for Sarnia succinic acid plantby 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.
N.S. must study health risks if fracking is approved: expertby 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.
New Montreal recycling initiative targets polystyreneby 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.
CPIA names new VP for sustainabilityby 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…
High electricity rates handicap Canadian businesses: reportby 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.
Ontario expanding electricity rates programs in bid to help small businessesby Canadian Plastics
The Ontario government is expanding eligibility for two existing industrial electricity programs and enhancing conservation programs for small businesses.
CPIA’s Cathy Cirko announces retirementby 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…
Bio-chemical maker gets $10 million gov’t loan for Ontario plantby 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.
Marine plastic litter can be converted into useable fuel: new Canadian studyby 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.