December 3, 2014 News

CPIA, City of Montreal extend PS recovery and recycling program, add new partner

by Canadian Plastics

The City of Montreal and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) have extended their polystyrene recovery and recycling program at the LaSalle Ecocenter by five years, and added a new plastics processing partner to the program.

October 7, 2014 News

PET bottle recycling rate held steady in 2013

by Canadian Plastics

PET bottle recycling in the U.S. rose to 31.2 per cent in 2013, a very slight bump up from 30.8 per cent in 2012.

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….

August 15, 2014 News

Sony to sell its recycled PC on open market

by Canadian Plastics

Starting this fall, Japan-based consumer products giant Sony Corporation will have a new side-business: selling recycled plastics.

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 10, 2014 Feature

A closer look at CPIA Leader of the Year MARK DANIELS

by Canadian Plastics

Given such monumental screw-ups as the City of Toronto’s infamous flirtation with a plastic bag ban last year, we Canadians could be forgiven for thinking of these bans as our own unique problem, like snowstorms in May. Far from it….

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…

July 1, 2014 News

SPI signs on to new U.S. recycling initiative

by Canadian Plastics

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association – one of the plastics industries biggest associations – has joined a new recycling initiative in the U.S.

June 19, 2014 News

Recycling: the decontamination quest

by Canadian Plastics

Going green is red hot, and nowhere more so than with plastics recycling.

June 18, 2014 News

Plastic bag maker Hilex Poly acquires paper bag maker

by Canadian Plastics

One of the largest plastic bag makers in the U.S. is acquiring a company said to be the largest paper bag manufacturer in North America.

June 13, 2014 News

Quebec’s biggest plastics recycler set to close its doors

by Canadian Plastics

Quebec’s biggest post-consumer plastics recycler has ceased operations and asked for bankruptcy protection.

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…

April 8, 2014 News

Recycling of plastic film still growing: report

by Canadian Plastics

Recycling of post-consumer film packaging hit 1.02 billion pounds in 2012 – an increase of 56 per cent since 2005, but just 1 per cent since 2011, according to new figures from the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC).

March 18, 2014 News

Recycling of plastic packaging across Canada continues to increase: report

by Canadian Plastics

For the third year in a row, the amount of post-consumer plastic packaging being recycled across Canada has increased.

March 17, 2014 News

SPI appoints plastics recycler for NPE2015

by Canadian Plastics

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association has appointed Commercial Plastics Recycling (CPR) as the official recycling company for the NPE2015 international plastics exposition.

February 28, 2014 News

Recycler NGR buys majority stake in Dr. Collin GmbH

by Canadian Plastics

Austria-based plastic recycling equipment maker Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH (NGR) has acquired a majority interest in the German company Dr. Collin GmbH.

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.

November 5, 2013 Feature

K 2013 WRAP UP: RECYCLING

by Canadian Plastics