Program and Schedule
In between sessions throughout the day, attendees will have a chance to take in the exhibits, meet and interact with a team of academics presenting their work in leading plastics research and convene at idea stations where sharing and discussion are encouraged! The full program description is now available!
Aqueduct Water Systems is innovating the way we supply and dispense salable drinking water. Its utility patented water tank utilizes the ubiquity of 5 gallon jugs in a series to increase convenience, accessibility, and widen the customer base for water jugs so fresh high quality water can be provided with ZERO SINGLE USE and +2000% Profit Margins per serving!
Our most notable successes were serving off-grid hydration at marathons in Vero Beach, FL, Premium water refill station for the NFL Honors red carpet at So-Fi Stadium 2022 Super Bowl in Los Angeles, CA, and providing WaterAid Nicaragua with hand washing stations for +30k locals keeping safe from COVID. Aqueduct Water Systems has been recognized as one of the first 25 organizations to support the Government of Canada's Net-Zero Challenge. The recently released Standard on the Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Setting of Reduction Targets recommends the Net-Zero Challenge as a method for companies to meet sustainability requirements for government contracts over $25 million.
We are a Father and Son team, John and Chad Midnight. John has 40+ years of serial-entrepreneur success in hospitality and large events. Chad is a Canadian G20 YEA Delegate, Business Advisor, and Sustainable Event Committee member. In 2022, Chad co-authored the G20 Hamburg communique calling for support for further targeted financing of ecological and sustainable entrepreneurship. Focusing on clean water supply, funding LCA assessments, reusables, alleviating red tape on recycling and upcycling, and better support for circular economies.
BOMET Polymer Solutions is a dedicated E-Scrap Plastics processor with operations in Brantford, Ontario and Albion, New York from 2020.
We aim to be the leading E-Plastics recycler in North America providing domestics plastics solutions to the Electronic recycling industry. We process a nearly full range of E-Plastics, with our comprehensive sorting system, as well as grinding and pelletizing capacity. We also handle other Mixed Rigid Plastics.
We pride ourselves as a Premier Supplier of PCR ABS in North America, we also generate HIPS, PC/ABS.
We look forward to working with all parties within and beyond the supply chain to contribute to Circular Economy, by collaborating and innovating with full passion.
The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada is the association for leaders in Canada’s chemistry and plastic sectors. Chemistry and plastics are the third-largest industry in Canada – responsible for $94 billion in shipments in 2021 and employs 173,200 people. The Association represents close to 200 members and partners across the country. We provide coordination and leadership on key issues including innovation, investment, plastics, taxation, health and safety, environment, and regulatory initiatives.
Cleanfarms is a non-profit agricultural industry stewardship organization that contributes to a healthier environment and a sustainable future for Canadian agriculture by developing and operating programs across Canada specifically for farmers that collect used ag plastics for recycling, as well as other ag-related used and unwanted materials for recycling or safe disposal.
For 80 years, Dow has been proudly innovating in Canada. We develop basic chemicals and plastics used to make a broad range of innovative and technology-based products and solutions in the packaging, industrial and infrastructure, and consumer care industries.
Dow Canada is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta and has manufacturing facilities in Alberta and Ontario.
Dow has outlined a clear path to decarbonize our manufacturing facilities while growing and delivering low carbon products to customers. Dow's proposed Fort Saskatchewan Path2Zero expansion project will create the world's first net-zero carbon emissions integrated ethylene cracker and derivatives site with respect to scope 1 and 2 carbon dioxide emissions.
EFS is a recycler and processor of mixed plastics specializing in class 2,4 and 5 and a producer of 100% PCR resin pellets.
Founded in 2007, Environmentally Friendly Solutions, better known as EFS-plastics Inc. has more than 25 years of experience in post-consumer plastic recycling between Germany and Canada. Located in Listowel, Ontario, in a 75,000 square foot facility on 10.6 acres of land, and a 90,000 square foot facility in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, we divert 70,000,000 lbs/year from landfills. The company now has a location in Lethbridge, AB.
See the corporate website for more details:
Ingenia Polymers is composed of two complementary business units. Our Primary Producer Division provides thermoplastic custom compounding, size reduction, custom densified additive blend solutions and product development support for resin producers. Our Proprietary Product Division provides a full array of engineered products such as white and black Masterbatches, additive and color concentrates as well as specialty products that serve the rotomolding, pipe and film market segments.
Merlin Plastics is western Canada’s largest post-consumer and post-industrial plastics processor. Merlin Plastics accepts and recycles the following grades of plastics: #1 PET, #2 HDPE, #4 LDPE, #5 PP, # 6 PS, & #7 other plastics such as PC, TPO, etc. Our organization partners with local public and private collectors, recyclers and individual commercial generators of recyclable plastics.
Plastics Research in Action (PRIA) is a $10 million, ten-year applied research partnership between Heartland Polymers and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) to advance the reuse and recycling of plastic in Canada. The partnership is focused on developing solutions to ensure that plastic waste is reused as a valuable resource in the development of other products, ultimately reducing their environmental impact and supporting a circular economy. PRIA is also creating practical opportunities for students and graduates to learn and use their skill set on impactful research.
NOVA Chemicals is reshaping plastics for a better, more sustainable world. To achieve this, we are focused on the following:
- Delivering innovative solutions to make everyday life healthier and safer
- Being a catalyst for a low carbon, zero plastic waste future
- Unlocking the full potential of our people and partnerships
Our industry-leading portfolio of virgin and recycled polyethylene resins and best-in-class technical expertise set us apart. Customers use our products to create easy-to-recycle and recycled content films, packaging, and products for various end-use applications. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, NOVA Chemicals is wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Learn more about our Polyethylene and Olefins businesses.
Alberta is Canada's largest refining and petrochemical cluster. With the province's abundant feedstock and transportations systems, this sector is poised to continue growing. New and existing operators are taking advantage of Alberta's energy resources and new government incentive programs to build new plants and expand operations, making Alberta a world hotspot for petrochemical and refining investment and growth.
PetroChem Canada•West brings together the western Canadian petrochemical, chemical, emerging biochemical manufacturers together with their supply chain and multiple levels of government to discuss the opportunities to expand and further develop a sustainable downstream sector in Alberta. Calgary, AB, March 29-30, 2023.
Visit the website for all the details. www.petrochemcanadawest.com
The RCA's mission is to promote, facilitate and advocate for a Circular Economy in Alberta through waste reduction and resource conservation.
Through a consultative approach and support of the RCA Committees and partners (i.e., government, industry, stewardship organizations and other associations) and additional stakeholders, the RCA will pursue protection of the environment through resource conservation following the 3Rs hierarchy.
Styro Re Cycle is a start-up company that is dedicated in reducing the flow of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) to the land fill. We densify EPS and are bring strategies into play for the more stigmatic EPS, we are a solution-based company located in Edmonton.
Designing better bioplastics requires considerations from their production to their end-of-life
Dr. Dominic Sauvageau and Dr. Aman Ullah
Biodegradable polymers are often touted as attractive alternatives to petrochemically-sourced plastics. And while they certainly have desirable properties such as the potential for reduced environmental impacts, large-scale implementation of biodegradable polymers still depends on their economics, mechanical properties, recyclability and fate at their end-of-life. Our work aims to use a rational approach for the development of renewable, biodegradable polymeric materials for a wide range of applications; taking into consideration all aspects of their life cycle, from cradle to grave.
We develop processes for the production of renewable biodegradable polymers through the bioconversion of waste methane and methanol. This approach significantly reduces the cost and carbon footprint of biopolymers through the conversion of greenhouse gases. We then use biosourced, renewable biodegradable additives to improve and tailor the mechanical properties of these biopolymers based on specific applications (agricultural films, packaging materials). Finally, we control the bioplastic properties and develop enzymatic processes to facilitate the recycling, repurposing and environmental biodegradation of these materials.
This design-based approach to the production, processing and formulation of bio-based renewable plastics enables us to improve their economics and properties while controlling their fate at end-of-life.
Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities
APRA is seeking sponsors to support the Alberta Circular Plastics Day (ACPD).
Be part of the inaugural ACPD! Join the Alberta Plastics Recycling Association as we host a one-day conference focused on the future of plastics circularity in Alberta. You will hear from innovators, government representatives, recyclers and plastics manufacturers on the latest advancements in the industry. Join the discussion with other solution-oriented attendees.
Download / View the sponsorship package here (PDF).
Featured sponsorship opportunities:
As a featured sponsor at our event you will be recognized with promotion on our event program, signage as well as our social media channels and website. Featured sponsors will receive two free registrations to the event.
Supporting sponsorship opportunities:
If you wish to be a supporting sponsor, please contact us to discuss options. We appreciate support in any amount and will recognize all sponsors at the event.
Take a look in the sponsorship package to see the exhibit booth spaces that are available.
For more information or to provide sponsorship please contact: email@example.com
NAIT Tour: Productivity and Innovation Centre (PIC)
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and Inter Pipeline Ltd. have initiated a $10 million, ten-year research collaboration to advance the reuse and recycling of plastic in Canada and around the world. This Plastics Research in Action (PRIA) initiative funds innovative applied research projects, much of which occurs within our 190,000 square feet Productivity and Innovation Centre (PIC) that is located on the north side of Main Campus.
As home to much of NAIT’s applied research, PIC features solutions for business innovation – much of which relates to productivity:
- Product testing
- Technology adoption
- Training and certifications
- Productivity and innovation
- Applied research
- Industry conferences and events
We have numerous flexible workspaces that are adaptable in size and functionality, which gives our industry partners and clients a place to expand ideas and explore solutions. The A-wing of PIC is a 40,000 square foot space that houses wet labs, the analytical core, two microgrid controllers, and an advanced manufacturing core.
The building is designed to LEED Building and Construction certification standards, recognizing sustainability in design and construction. Solar panels installed above the glass canopy in the main foyer will generate 58 kilowatts of electricity per hour and will be used in distributed energy research.
Please join us for a tour during the Alberta Circular Plastics Day 2023 hosted by the Alberta Plastics Recycling Association (APRA) at PIC on March 15, 2023
Stay in downtown Edmonton at APRA and NAIT’s preferred accommodation, the new and stylish – Matrix Hotel
Located at 10640 100 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
To view the hotel website click here www.matrixedmonton.com
To take advantage of preferred pricing, please book using this link before February 13th. Matrix Hotel – Alberta Plastics Recycling Assoc. Booking Link*Note that parking is included for free (no need to select the parking option)