California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bagsby Canadian Plastics
The U.S. state of California has passed the first statewide legislation in the nation banning single-use plastic bags.
Nova Scotia to ban frackingby Canadian Plastics
Nova Scotia has said no to fracking.
Bayer MaterialScience partners with SCAC for waste water reuse projectby Canadian Plastics
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.
Bioplastics maker Solegear gets $1.6 million government fundingby Canadian Plastics
Canadian bioplastics maker Solegear Bioplastics Inc. has received $1.6 million in federal government funding.
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.
BioAmber secures $7 million grant for Sarnia biochemical plantby Canadian Plastics
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.
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…
BioAmber secures $20 million loan for Sarnia succinic acid plantby Canadian Plastics
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.
New Montreal recycling initiative targets polystyreneby Canadian Plastics
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.
CPIA’s Cathy Cirko announces retirementby Canadian Plastics
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…
Bio-chemical maker gets $10 million gov’t loan for Ontario plantby Canadian Plastics
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.
Marine plastic litter can be converted into useable fuel: new Canadian studyby Canadian Plastics
Converting plastic from rivers, lakes and oceans into fuel is not as difficult as some might think, according to a new Canadian study.
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.
$55M automotive, construction biomaterials program launchedby Canadian Plastics
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.
CPIA partners for new polystyrene recycling program being tested in Montrealby Canadian Plastics
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.
Invista partners with Ingenza to develop bio-based industrial chemicalsby Canadian Plastics
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…
BASF opens $33 million plant science R&D facility in North Carolinaby Canadian Plastics
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.
Canadian and B.C. aerospace associations plan to join forcesby Canadian Plastics
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.
CPIA site sponsoring “Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup”by Canadian Plastics
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…
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.