As Alberta seeks to become a recycling hub, experts say it needs to hold plastics producers accountable
Published in the Edmonton Journal, December 26, 2020 Recycling advocates say for Alberta to become a North American recycling hub, it needs to take plastics manufacturers to task on designing and directing where products go once they’ve been used. As part of its...
Alberta's Farm Plastics Recycling Economy Continues to Grow From grain bags to plastic pellets to grain bags: that’s the circular vision of the many stakeholders behind the Alberta Ag-Plastic. Recycle It! program. The aim of the three-year pilot project is to collect...
October 7 - Today, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced the next steps in the Government of Canada’s plan to achieve zero plastic waste by 2030. The plan will protect wildlife and our waters, reduce greenhouse gas...
The Strategy, announced on October 6, lists key priorities including advancing a plastics circular economy in the province. The Natural Gas Vision and Strategy is a key part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan and shares the actions Alberta’s government will take to grow the...
Agreement will Advance the Plastics Circular Economy with PCR Calgary, Alberta, Canada (September 1, 2020) – Today, NOVA Chemicals Corporation (“NOVA Chemicals”), a leading producer of chemicals and plastic resins, announced a long-term agreement with Merlin Plastics...
Environment Ministers discuss sustainable economic recovery; complete action plan on zero plastic waste
Federal, provincial and territorial environment ministers discussed how action on environmental priorities across Canada will contribute to the economic recovery as the country eases restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Ministers discussed a range of...
A new collaboration between government, industry, and academia will help transform and innovate Alberta’s plastics sector by creating a plastics circular economy within the province. The Plastics Alliance of Alberta will work to ensure that Alberta’s plastics sector...
Alberta Collaborative Extended Producer Responsibility (ACES) Study The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, along with the Cities of Edmonton and Calgary, producer representatives, and the Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance, released their “Extended Producer...
Research Seeks New Way to Reduce Waste to Landfill and Drive Zero Plastic Waste Calgary, Alberta, Canada (May 11, 2020) – Two Canadian companies will collaborate on innovative technology to close the loop on recycling and drive a plastics circular economy. NOVA...
May 11 - Government is kick-starting an expanded electronics recycling project that will support job creation, grow the economy and help municipalities divert more reusable material from landfills. Through a two-year $43 million pilot project, the Alberta government...
2019 News Articles
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…
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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
CPIA Announces Krista Friesen as Vice-President, Sustainability
Earth Day, Sustainability and Plastics
Plastic ‘Caps on Bottles’- Designed to be Recycled
Plastics Packaging Better for Environment than Alternatives Made with Other Materials
Innovations in Plastics: ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’
Recycling of Plastic Packaging Across Canada Continues to Increase
Study: Plastic Packaging Enables Significant Energy and Greenhouse Gas Savings in U.S. and Canada
CPIA Announces Retirement of Vice President Cathy Cirko
Is that little black dress made with recycled plastics?
Cashing in with Plastics. Making bank notes out of plastic.
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
Coke’s new shrink sleeve designed for easier plastics recycling
Official: Recycling can help the public feel good about plastics
Plastics Makers Honor Innovators in Plastics Recycling
The Recycling Journey of the Plastics Beverage Bottle
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?
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.
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.
2011 News Articles
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association plans to restructure into two divisions. video The Canadian Association of Mold MakersCAMM hosted their …
10/24 CPIA leads tour of Edmonton’s mega-recycling facility
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.
Canadian Plastics Recycler Wins Award
China tops Europe in plastics production
Canadian plastics industry members to hold meetings with politicians on “Parliament Day”