December 3, 2014 News

Australian bioplastics film suppliers merging to form mega-company

by Canadian Plastics

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.

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.

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.  

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.

June 4, 2013 News

BioAmber partners with Brenntag for market expansion

by Canadian Plastics

U.S.-based renewable chemicals company BioAmber Inc. has partnered with German specialty chemical supplier Brenntag for distribution of its Bio-SA bio-based succinic acid and derivatives in the Americas, including bio-based 1, 4-butanediol…

April 15, 2013 News

Green Energy Act causing Ontario power prices to soar: Fraser Institute

by Canadian Plastics

Ontario’s Green Energy Act (GEA) is set to push the costs for large energy users to the top in North America, with serious consequences for the province’s economic growth and competitiveness, according to a new report from Canadian…

January 4, 2013 News

Vancouver company teams with Dow to squeeze oil from waste plastics

by Canadian Plastics

A Canadian company that recovers energy, chemicals and oil from end-of-life waste plastics currently sent to landfill has attracted the attention of Dow Chemical Co.

March 3, 2012 News

BASF acquires foam extrusion technology supplier

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to tap into Europe’s wind-energy sector, BASF has purchased the PET foam business of Italy-based extrusion technology provider B.C. Foam S.p.A.

January 16, 2012 News

Plastic recycler Switchable Solutions making progress

by Canadian Plastics

Switchable Solutions Inc., the Toronto-based clean technology company led by former Canadian Plastics Industry Association head Mark Badger, is making progress with its plans to offer a proprietary green solvent-based technology that enables…

January 6, 2012 News

Composite blade wind turbine project on Lake Ontario gets green light

by Canadian Plastics

Windstream Wolfe Island Shoals Inc. has signed an agreement with Siemens Canada Limited to supply up to 130 turbines for its 300 mega watt offshore wind power project on Lake Ontario, the first of its kind in Canada.

November 21, 2011 News

Global plastics industry launches action plan to reduce marine litter

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics industry leaders from across the world – including from organizations such as the Society of the Plastics Industry and the American Chemistry Council – met this week in Dubai to create a global action plan for solutions on…

January 1, 2011 News

Composite resins might take wind turbines towers to new heights

by Canadian Plastics

When it comes to generating wind power, it’s simple: Taller towers are key to harvesting more energy.

November 15, 2010 News

CPIA leads plastics recycling mission to Germany

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) used the recent K 2010 show Dusseldorf, Germany to expose Canadian participants to some of the leading post-use plastic recovery technologies in the world.

October 24, 2010 News

New plastics recycling line kicks off in Quebec

by Canadian Plastics

An innovative new processing line is set to open at a Quebec recycling facility on October 27.

August 29, 2010 News

Ontario moldmaker hooks up with provincial Feed-in Tariff energy program

by Canadian Plastics

It’s not exactly a second vocation, but moldmaker Compact Mould Ltd. has just broken into the energy s…

May 13, 2010 News

Sarnia pilot recycling program called “a success”

by Canadian Plastics

A two-stage pilot public spaces program that took place in Sarnia, Ont. during 2009 has been labeled a success…

April 30, 2010 News

FEPAC holds summit meeting, launches sustainability program

by Canadian Plastics

The Federation of Plastics and Alliances Composites (FEPAC) wrapped up its first “Sustainable Development” s…

March 5, 2010 News

Ontario bottler to build PET recycling plant

by Canadian Plastics

An Ontario bottled water producer is building its own recycling plant to produce a 100 per cent recycled PET d…