Bill 83, The Environmental Protection and Enhancement Amendment Act, would enable the creation of an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) framework that shifts the physical and financial responsibility of recycling waste to industry product and packaging producers...
Dow announces plan to build world’s first net-zero carbon emissions ethylene and derivatives complex
Decarbonizes ~20% of Dow’s global ethylene capacity while growing polyethylene supply by ~15% and supporting ~$1 billion of EBITDA growth by 2030 Organic, brownfield investment would more than triple Dow’s ethylene and polyethylene capacity from its Fort Saskatchewan,...
Kobe Zembal of Bashaw, 14, and 16-year-old Kale Rochette of Sherwood Park went into business with each other at the end of March, making raised garden planters and benches out of recycled plastic lumber, which is produced at PolyAg Recycling. The boys were nudged onto...
Closed Loop Partners Launches Multi-Million Dollar Circular Plastics Fund with Dow, LyondellBasell, & NOVA Chemicals to Accelerate Investment in Plastics Recycling Infrastructure
New York, NY (May 26, 2021) – Today, three leading plastics and material science companies––Dow, LyondellBasell and NOVA Chemicals––announced the establishment of the Closed Loop Circular Plastics Fund to invest in scalable recycling technologies, equipment upgrades...
Dow and Mura Technology announce partnership to scale game-changing new advanced recycling solution for plastics
TEESSIDE, United Kingdom – April 22, 2021 – Today Dow (NYSE: DOW) a global leader in materials science, and Mura Technology, the global pioneer of an advanced plastic recycling solution, announced a partnership to help keep plastic waste out of the environment. This...
Calgary, AB (April 6, 2021) – NOVA Chemicals Corporation (“NOVA Chemicals”) has introduced its first three grades of 100% post-consumer polyethylene resins. The post-consumer resin (PCR) grades each come from a dedicated source and are ideal for a range of flexible...
Taking action on consumer waste supports jobs, economy On March 18 the discussion paper was made available with the deadline to respond by April 30, 2021 March 17, 2021 - Alberta’s government is seeking ways to better manage this waste through a circular economy...
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...
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”