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.

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…

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.

April 30, 2014 News

Chicago passes plastic bag ban

by Canadian Plastics

The Chicago City Council has voted 36-10 to ban plastic bags in most stores next year.

November 4, 2013 News

European Union seeks to reduce plastic bag usage

by Canadian Plastics

The European Commission has unveiled a proposal aimed at drastically reducing the use of plastic bags.

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.

June 4, 2013 News

Flexible film plastic packaging report outlines challenges, opportunities

by Canadian Plastics

Plastic films currently represent around 35% of the plastics packaging stream in Ontario with some types of flexible films growing at rates of over 5% annually – and given this volume and growth, there is an increased interest and need to…

April 23, 2013 News

Toronto facility named Orbis plant of the year

by Canadian Plastics

Orbis Corporation, a manufacturer of sustainable reusable plastic packaging, has named its Rexdale, Ontario facility as its plant of the year.

February 9, 2013 News

Cereplast reports new bioplastics sales in wake of Italian bag ban

by Canadian Plastics

Bioplastics manufacturer Cereplast Inc. has announced it generated approximately US$300,000 in new revenue during the final two weeks of January 2013.

January 16, 2013 News

Value chain consortium addresses PET recycling issues

by Canadian Plastics

To identify solutions to the recent issues surrounding polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and full-wrap labels in the recycle stream, Eastman Chemical Company has organized a full-wrap label consortium.

December 23, 2012 News

Recycling of post-consumer plastic across Canada increases by 24 per cent: CPIA

by Canadian Plastics

Aided by the addition of thermoformed polystyrene and polyester packaging and molded tubs and lids to some municipal collection programs, Canadians recycled an additional 24 per cent of plastic packaging and products in 2011 compared to 2010,…

December 5, 2012 News

U.S. demand for post-consumer plastic rising: study

by Canadian Plastics

Demand for U.S. post-consumer recycled plastic is expected to rise 5.9 per cent annually to nearly 3.4 billion pounds in 2016, according to a new study by market research firm The Freedonia Group.

November 29, 2012 News

Toronto scraps plastic bag ban

by Canadian Plastics

Toronto City Council has decided not to proceed with a contentious ban on single-use plastic bags that was due to take effect on Jan. 1.

October 16, 2011 News

Tetra Pak unveils new waste reduction initiatives

by Canadian Plastics

Tying in with Canada’s National Waste Reduction Week, food packager Tetra Pak Inc. has launched its own global sustainability goals.

August 29, 2011 News

Par-Pak making Canadian, international expansions

by Canadian Plastics

Rigid food packaging producer Par-Pak Ltd. is beefing up operations at its three manufacturing sites.

July 18, 2011 News

PepsiCo to introduce 100% recycled plastic bottles in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

PepsiCo Beverages Canada is set to launch 7UP soft drink in bottles made from 100 per cent recycled PET plastic – the first such bottle in North America, the company said.

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 25, 2011 News

B.C. packaging supplier to produce compostable bag line

by Canadian Plastics

British Columbia-based plastic bag and flexible packaging maker Lakeside Plastics has selected Telles, a joint venture between Metabolix and Archer Daniels Midland, to launch a compostable bag product line based on Mvera B5002, a film product…