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October 1, 2014 News

California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bags

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The U.S. state of California has passed the first statewide legislation in the nation banning single-use plastic bags.

September 6, 2014 News

Nova Scotia to ban fracking

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Nova Scotia has said no to fracking.

August 23, 2014 News

Bayer MaterialScience partners with SCAC for waste water reuse project

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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.

July 25, 2014 News

Bioplastics maker Solegear gets $1.6 million government funding

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Canadian bioplastics maker Solegear Bioplastics Inc. has received $1.6 million in federal government funding.

July 11, 2014 News

CPIA partners with Walmart and SC Johnson for recycling program

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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 7, 2014 News

BioAmber secures $7 million grant for Sarnia biochemical plant

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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.

July 4, 2014 News

CPIA announces 2014 Plastics Industry Leadership Award winners

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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 23, 2014 News

BioAmber secures $20 million loan for Sarnia succinic acid plant

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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.

June 9, 2014 News

New Montreal recycling initiative targets polystyrene

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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.

March 5, 2014 News

CPIA’s Cathy Cirko announces retirement

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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…

February 22, 2014 News

Bio-chemical maker gets $10 million gov’t loan for Ontario plant

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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.

February 17, 2014 News

Marine plastic litter can be converted into useable fuel: new Canadian study

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Converting plastic from rivers, lakes and oceans into fuel is not as difficult as some might think, according to a new Canadian study.

November 4, 2013 News

European Union seeks to reduce plastic bag usage

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

November 3, 2013 News

$55M automotive, construction biomaterials program launched

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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.

October 20, 2013 News

CPIA partners for new polystyrene recycling program being tested in Montreal

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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.

October 7, 2013 News

Invista partners with Ingenza to develop bio-based industrial chemicals

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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…

September 9, 2013 News

BASF opens $33 million plant science R&D facility in North Carolina

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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.

August 13, 2013 News

Canadian and B.C. aerospace associations plan to join forces

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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.

July 31, 2013 News

CPIA site sponsoring “Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup”

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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…

June 19, 2013 News

Plastic bag ban approved by Los Angeles City Council

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