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United Nations Meets on Plastic Pollution

United Nations Meets on Plastic Pollution

At the resumed fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly in February 2022 a resolution was adopted to develop a legally binding instrument on plastic pollution with the ambition to complete the negotiations by the end of 2024. The first session of 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 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

Progress report outlines international plastics industry efforts to combat marine litter.

Mountain View Regional Waste Management Commission receives Action Hero Award

CPIA Announces Krista Friesen as Vice-President, Sustainability

Tour de Plastics

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.

2013 News Articles

Plastic Bag Recycling Available to Most Canadians

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

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

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 …

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…

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”