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2017

CPIA’s Plasticurious Video Contest for ages 14-18

Nominations Now Open for CPIA Leadership Awards

2016

Study from Trucost Finds Plastics Reduce Environmental Costs by Nearly 4 Times Compared to Alternatives

Types of Plastics: How many kinds of plastics are there?

2015

Four Surprising Facts About Plastics Recycling

Polystyrene Foam: Keeping Fall’s Favourite Flavours Hot

Modern Outdoor Water Safety Made Possible By Plastics

Canadian Plastics Industry Association Announces 2015-16 Board of Directors

CPIA Announces 2015 Plastics Industry Award Leaders

It’s a wrap- keeping food fresh and safe

Canadian Plastic Film Recycling Gets Big Boost

Plastics recycling in Canada increases 9% in a year

Nominations now open for CPIA plastics industry leadership awards

Access to Canadian plastics recycling is growing and at its highest in 10 years

2014

Poll shows Canadians overwhelmingly support energy-from-waste

World Food Day and Plastic Packaging

A Desk-top 3D printer in every home?

Have an orange, black and green Halloween with plastics!

What are plastics?

CPIA Announces 2014 Plastics Industry Leadership Award Winners http://albertaplasticsrecycling.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/file_2014CPIAIndustryAwards_final-1.pdf

Progress report outlines international plastics industry efforts to combat marine litter. http://albertaplasticsrecycling.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/file_NR_Global_Declaration___June_2014.pdf

Mountain View Regional Waste Management Commission receives Action Hero Award

CPIA Announces Krista Friesen as Vice-President, Sustainability
http://www.plastics.ca/_files/file.php?fileid=newsapAmSEfiBP&filename=file_Apr_28_2014_NR_VP_Sustainability_Krista_Friesen.pdf

Tour de Plastics
http://www.plastics.ca/_files/file.php?fileid=newsRYiTBlSoXp&filename=file_NR_Cycling.pdf

Earth Day, Sustainability and Plastics
http://www.plastics.ca/_files/file.php?fileid=newsHrQoPCYhij&filename=file_NR_EarthDaySustainabilityandPlastics.pdf

Plastic ‘Caps on Bottles’- Designed to be Recycled
http://www.plastics.ca/_files/file.php?fileid=newsCMcCqPwhNx&filename=file_NR_PlasticCapsOnBottles.pdf

Plastics Packaging Better for Environment than Alternatives Made with Other Materials
http://www.plastics.ca/_files/file.php?fileid=newsQghIRnSEQu&filename=file_NR_Plastic_PackagingGoodForenvironment.pdf

Innovations in Plastics: ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’
http://www.plastics.ca/_files/file.php?fileid=newsRbVAjwCnEC&filename=file_NR_InnovationInPlastics.pdf

Recycling of Plastic Packaging Across Canada Continues to Increase
http://www.plastics.ca/_files/file.php?fileid=newskcwfLdnTTU&filename=file_NR_2012_plastics_survey_mar2014.pdf

Study: Plastic Packaging Enables Significant Energy and Greenhouse Gas Savings in U.S. and Canada
http://www.plastics.ca/_files/file.php?fileid=newsmBXBWDMGiC&filename=file_Final_CDN_NR_NA_LCI_Report_Release_Mar2014.pdf

CPIA Announces Retirement of Vice President Cathy Cirko
http://www.plastics.ca/_files/file.php?fileid=newsdLEeETggxB&filename=file_2_NR_Cathy_Cirko_retirement_February_27_2014.pdf

Is that little black dress made with recycled plastics?
http://www.plastics.ca/_files/file.php?fileid=newssyoHCfKgQb&filename=file_NR_LittleBlackDress.pdf

Cashing in with Plastics. Making bank notes out of plastic.
http://albertaplasticsrecycling.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/file_NR_PlasticMoney.doc

Doing More with Less. How plastics packaging helps reduce food waste. http://albertaplasticsrecycling.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/file_NR_PlasticPackagingDoingMorewithLess.doc

2013

Plastic Bag Recycling Available to Most Canadians
http://www.plastics.ca/_files/file.php?fileid=newsYjFkLpLdqp&filename=file_NR_for_bag_and_wrap_access_study_Dec_9_cc_13.pdf

Coke’s new shrink sleeve designed for easier plastics recycling
http://www.prw.com/subscriber/headlines2.html?cat=1&id=4020 

Official: Recycling can help the public feel good about plastics
http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20131119/NEWS/131119906/official-recycling-can-help-the-public-feel-good-about-plastics

Plastics Makers Honor Innovators in Plastics Recycling
http://www.americanchemistry.com/Media/PressReleasesTranscripts/ACC-news-releases/Plastics-Makers-Honor-Innovators-in-Plastics-Recycling-2.html

The Recycling Journey of the Plastics Beverage Bottle
http://www.plastics.ca/_files/file.php?fileid=newsklIQeoRNlO&filename=file_NR_JourneyofPlasticBottles.pdf

EU committee calls for 70 percent plastics recycling http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20131010/NEWS/131019999/eu-committee-calls-for-70-percent-plastics-recycling#

Could recycled plastic be turned into a low-carbon fuel?
http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/trash-treasure-could-non-recycled-waste-be-turned-low-carbon-fuel.html

Innovations in Plastics Help Protect Extreme Sport Athletes
Helmets, eye protection and padding are all examples of products made from plastic and used by athletes.
http://www.plastics.ca/_files/file.php?fileid=newsMIfsYAEbID&filename=file_NR_extrememesports.pdf

Nascar, Platstics and your daily commute
It may be surprising to learn that plastics play an integral role in the safety of NASCAR racing—and that these innovations in plastics can end up in the car you drive every day.
http://www.plastics.ca/_files/file.php?fileid=newsgyVsPBJQtA&filename=file_NR_NASCAR.pdf

2011

Plastics industry members tour Edmonton’s mega… Canadian Plastics (video)
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association plans to restructure into two divisions. video The Canadian Association of Mold MakersCAMM hosted their …
www.canplastics.com/videos/play/?plid=1000645404

10/24 CPIA leads tour of Edmonton’s mega-recycling facility

Canadian Plastics
Over 200 plastics industry members spent the day at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC), North America’s largest collection of modern, sustainable waste processing and research facilities. Situated on 233 hectares of land, the EWMC encompasses… www.canplastics.com

Edmonton Waste Management Center Highlights MSW Fuel…
Toronto, ON—Imagine a world where our garbage actually powers the vehicles we drive. An untapped source of energy. Energy that would cut greenhouse gas.
www.millingjournal.com

Canadian Plastics Recycler Wins Award
www.recyclingtoday.com/canadian-plastics-recycler-wins-award.aspx

China tops Europe in plastics production
euobserver.com/884/113806

Canadian plastics industry members to hold meetings with politicians on “Parliament Day”
www.canplastics.com/news/canadian-plastics-industry-members-to-hold-meetings-with-politicians-on-parliament-day/1000603507

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