Canadian Plastics


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.

July 11, 2014  

CPIA partners with Walmart and SC Johnson for recycling program

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  

BioAmber secures $7 million grant for Sarnia biochemical plant

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  

CPIA announces 2014 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winners

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  

Bioplastic products maker Trellis Earth Products buying Cereplast assets

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  

BioAmber secures $20 million loan for Sarnia succinic acid plant

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  

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

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  

New Montreal recycling initiative targets polystyrene

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  

CPIA names new VP for sustainability

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  

High electricity rates handicap Canadian businesses: report

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.