November 18, 2014 News

Plastic bag ban proposed for Saskatchewan

by Canadian Plastics

A proposed ban on plastic bags in Saskatchewan is garnering national attention.

August 30, 2014 News

California legislature votes to ban disposable plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

California is on the verge of imposing a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

July 30, 2014 News

Washington, D.C. banning PS foam food and drink containers

by 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.

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….

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.

August 21, 2013 News

NYC Council proposes 10-cent charge on grocery bags

by 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.

June 19, 2013 News

Plastic bag ban approved by Los Angeles City Council

by Canadian Plastics

America’s second largest city is on the verge of banning single-use plastic grocery bags.

February 6, 2013 News

Guelph Food Technology Centre merges with NSF International

by 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…

November 1, 2012 Feature

Pipeline to the Facts

by 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…

November 1, 2012 Feature

In-Mold Assembly: All Together Now

by 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…

September 27, 2012 News

CPIA launches pro-plastic bag website

by 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…

September 1, 2012 Feature


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? 

September 1, 2012 Feature

Plastics recycling in Canada: It’s Getting Better

by Mark Stephen, editor

At present, the post-consumer plastics industry in Canada is in a bit of a good news/bad news situation. 

May 19, 2012 News

Hawaii imposing statewide ban on plastic bags

by Canadian Plastics

Hawaii is slated to become the first U.S. state to ban plastic bags at checkouts in every county.

June 10, 2011 News

Manitoba government introduces plastic bottle ban

by 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.  

April 8, 2011 News

Philippines ponders plastic bag ban

by Canadian Plastics

A senator in the Philippines is trying to implement a country-wide ban on plastic bags.

March 14, 2011 News

New packaging advocacy group formed

by Canadian Plastics

There’s a new plastics packaging advocacy association in the U.S., formed by 10 major American corporations.

January 16, 2011 News

Lawyers claim “landmark settlement” in BPA lawsuit

by 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.

November 29, 2010 News

EU votes to ban baby bottles with BPA

by 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.

September 16, 2010 News

Fort Murray enacts single-use plastic bag ban

by Canadian Plastics

The Alberta town of Fort McMurray has launched a ban of single-use plastic shopping bags.