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The future of plastics to oil

The future of plastics to oil

A group of about 50 keen observers gathered around the pyrolysis demonstration that took place at the Alberta Care conference in Whitecourt, September 9-11, 2015. Jason Tanne, the founding partner of Resynergi was demonstrating the machine’s conversion of plastics to...

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NOVA Recycling Initiatives

NOVA Recycling Initiatives

APRA member, NOVA Chemicals provided an update on its plastic recycling efforts in May of this year. Last winter, a hoarding tent was put into place to allow the Polyethylene 1 (PE1) Expansion Project to pour a concrete foundation over the cold winter months at the...

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2019 News Articles

Environment Ministers take action on plastics waste

Halifax, NS – June 27, 2019 –  Federal, provincial and territorial environment ministers in attendance today released the first phase of the action plan to implement the Canada-wide Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste, which aims to reduce plastic waste across Canada. The action plan lays out concrete measures to achieve the vision of keeping plastics in the economy and out of the environment…

2018 News Articles

Canadian Plastics Innovation Challenge Presentation– Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has announced funding to help solve plastics challenges. Funding of up to $150,000 is available for proof of concept ideas and up to $1 million to support a prototype. You do need to be a for-profit enterprise to apply. Or visit https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/101.nsf/eng/00001.html for more info.

G7 Plastics Charter

2014 News Articles

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 https://albertaplasticsrecycling.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/file_2014CPIAIndustryAwards_final-1.pdf

Progress report outlines international plastics industry efforts to combat marine litter. https://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.
https://albertaplasticsrecycling.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/file_NR_PlasticMoney.doc

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

2013 News Articles

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 News Articles

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