Plastic bag ban proposed for Saskatchewanby Canadian Plastics
A proposed ban on plastic bags in Saskatchewan is garnering national attention.
California legislature votes to ban disposable plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
California is on the verge of imposing a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
Washington, D.C. banning PS foam food and drink containersby Canadian Plastics
Washington, D.C. mayor Vincent Gray has signed a law that will ban food and drink containers made of plastic foam for carryout use in the District of Columbia.
A closer look at CPIA Leader of the Year MARK DANIELSby 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….
Tetra Pak survey reveals demand for environmental labelingby 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.
NYC Council proposes 10-cent charge on grocery bagsby Canadian Plastics
New York City Council is mulling over a new bill that would force New York City grocers to charge 10 cents for each paper or plastic bag they give customers.
Plastic bag ban approved by Los Angeles City Councilby Canadian Plastics
America’s second largest city is on the verge of banning single-use plastic grocery bags.
Guelph Food Technology Centre merges with NSF Internationalby Canadian Plastics
In a bid to offer expanded food-safety and packaging services and a wider global footprint, the Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) has merged with NSF International, a Michigan-based global public health and safety organization with a similar…
In-Mold Assembly: All Together Nowby Mark Stephen, editor
If the manufacturing sector learned one thing from the Great Recession it might be this: get more efficient, fast. In multi-component injection molding, efficiency means eliminating secondary operations by assembling separate components in the…
Pipeline to the Factsby Canadian Plastics
This time last year, we opened our fifth Extrusion Benchmark Survey by noting that the worst of the worst recession in living memory was behind us. Twelve months later, we’re fairly certain it’s true. But what do some of…
CPIA launches pro-plastic bag websiteby Canadian Plastics
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has gone on the PR offensive with a new website designed to counter some of the myths and promote the facts surrounding plastic bags in hopes of changing Toronto city councillors’ decision…
LIGHTEN UP!by Mark Stephen, editor
The war against overweight is being waged on many fronts — low-fat foods, sugar-free drinks, and gruelling P90X-style workout regimes. But what about an overweight blow molded bottle?
Plastics recycling in Canada: It’s Getting Betterby Mark Stephen, editor
At present, the post-consumer plastics industry in Canada is in a bit of a good news/bad news situation.
Hawaii imposing statewide ban on plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
Hawaii is slated to become the first U.S. state to ban plastic bags at checkouts in every county.
Manitoba government introduces plastic bottle banby Canadian Plastics
In a move designed to steer Canadians away from single use plastic bottles, the Manitoba provincial government will no longer buy bottled water in containers smaller than one litre, unless there’s no safe potable water around.
Philippines ponders plastic bag banby Canadian Plastics
A senator in the Philippines is trying to implement a country-wide ban on plastic bags.
New packaging advocacy group formedby Canadian Plastics
There’s a new plastics packaging advocacy association in the U.S., formed by 10 major American corporations.
Lawyers claim “landmark settlement” in BPA lawsuitby Canadian Plastics
A U.S. polycarbonate baby bottle maker has become the first to settle a lawsuit over failure to tell consumers its products contained bisphenol A (BPA), in what lawyers have dubbed a “landmark” development.
EU votes to ban baby bottles with BPAby Canadian Plastics
The European Union has voted to ban baby bottles containing the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) as of early next year over fears it might be harmful to children.
Fort Murray enacts single-use plastic bag banby Canadian Plastics
The Alberta town of Fort McMurray has launched a ban of single-use plastic shopping bags.