Plastic bag ban proposed for Saskatchewanby Canadian Plastics
A proposed ban on plastic bags in Saskatchewan is garnering national attention.
CPIA partners with Walmart and SC Johnson for recycling programby 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.
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….
CPIA announces 2014 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winnersby 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…
Plastic bag maker Hilex Poly acquires paper bag makerby 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.
Chicago passes plastic bag banby Canadian Plastics
The Chicago City Council has voted 36-10 to ban plastic bags in most stores next year.
European Union seeks to reduce plastic bag usageby Canadian Plastics
The European Commission has unveiled a proposal aimed at drastically reducing the use of plastic bags.
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.
Flexible film plastic packaging report outlines challenges, opportunitiesby 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…
Toronto facility named Orbis plant of the yearby Canadian Plastics
Orbis Corporation, a manufacturer of sustainable reusable plastic packaging, has named its Rexdale, Ontario facility as its plant of the year.
Cereplast reports new bioplastics sales in wake of Italian bag banby 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.
Value chain consortium addresses PET recycling issuesby 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.
Recycling of post-consumer plastic across Canada increases by 24 per cent: CPIAby 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,…
U.S. demand for post-consumer plastic rising: studyby 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.
Toronto scraps plastic bag banby 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.
Tetra Pak unveils new waste reduction initiativesby Canadian Plastics
Tying in with Canada’s National Waste Reduction Week, food packager Tetra Pak Inc. has launched its own global sustainability goals.
Par-Pak making Canadian, international expansionsby Canadian Plastics
Rigid food packaging producer Par-Pak Ltd. is beefing up operations at its three manufacturing sites.
PepsiCo to introduce 100% recycled plastic bottles in Canadaby 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.
Philippines ponders plastic bag banby Canadian Plastics
A senator in the Philippines is trying to implement a country-wide ban on plastic bags.
B.C. packaging supplier to produce compostable bag lineby 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…