The U.S. state of California has passed the first statewide legislation in the nation banning single-use plastic bags.
Nova Scotia has said no to fracking.
Chemical supplier Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) is partnering with Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Co. Ltd. (SCAC) in a project that will reuse salt water from the polycarbonate unit at Bayer’s Shanghai facility.
Canadian bioplastics maker Solegear Bioplastics Inc. has received $1.6 million in federal government funding.
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.
The Canadian subsidiary of U.S.-based biotechnology developer BioAmber Inc. has secured a $7 million grant to support the ongoing construction of a $135 million bio-succinic acid plant that is under construction in Sarnia, Ont.
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…
The Canadian subsidiary of U.S.-based biotechnology company BioAmber Inc. has secured a $20 million commercial loan to build Canada’s first bio-based chemical plant.
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.
Kathy Cirko, the vice-president of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), will be retiring at the end of May 2014, after 17 years with the organization. Circo joined the Toronto-based CPIA in January 1997, as director…
The federal government is lending $10 million to France-based sustainable chemicals firm BioAmber Inc. for the construction of a commercial-scale bio-based chemical plant in Ontario, said to be the first facility of its kind in Canada.
Converting plastic from rivers, lakes and oceans into fuel is not as difficult as some might think, according to a new Canadian study.
The European Commission has unveiled a proposal aimed at drastically reducing the use of plastic bags.
In a bid to cut down on the use of traditional petroleum-based polymers, Canada’s federal government is launching a biomaterials program to accelerate the development of green vehicles and buildings.
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), the City of Montreal, and various other partners are testing an improved system for the collection and transportation of clean polystyrene.
U.S.-based polymers maker Invista and UK-based industrial biotechnology company Ingenza will collaborate on the development of new technologies to enable bio-derived processes for the production of industrial chemicals. “Invista…
Chemicals giant BASF has opened a new research and development facility in North Carolina that will act as a hub for its plant science products.
The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) has announced plans to collaborate with the Aerospace Industries Association of British Columbia (AIABC) to help revitalize the provincial aerospace association.
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is a site sponsor for this year’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, an annual event designed to remove shoreline litter, including plastics, from the country’s oceans, lakes, and…
America’s second largest city is on the verge of banning single-use plastic grocery bags.