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...
Most of us don’t stop to consider the amount of waste, plastic, expanded polystyrene (EPS), organics and other materials that it takes to produce, package and transport our daily cup of coffee from the tropics to our mugs. As a leading Canadian coffee producer, Van...
APRA member Grant Harrington is actively involved in the plastics business. His latest venture is working with a company called Outlook Plastic out of Nobleford, AB. The production method, called Flow Molding, extrudes melted co-mingled plastic and molds it into...
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...
McArthur Making a Difference McArthur Fine Furniture & Interior Design is a three-generation-run family business in Airdrie, AB. General Manager Darin Pound and his brother have been growing the business since 2009 and in December 2013 took a step to improve the...
APRA welcomes new member Durham Energy Recovery Inc. The Alberta Plastics Recycling Association (APRA) would like to welcome its newest member, Durham Energy Recovery Inc. (Durham) based in Airdrie, Alberta. The company is providing a unique solution to managing...
The waste management industry is abuzz with discussions on what is known as the waste-to-energy (WTE) approach or energy from waste (EFW). Proponents list WTE successes in managing waste and generating energy as part of an integrated waste management plan. According...
The Recycling Council of Alberta’s Annual Conference was held in Calgary October 2-4. As with every RCA conference, delegates from the waste management, recycling, industry and government sectors gathered to share their ideas, and debate current topics with the...
October 2013 An update on plastics recycling and new government initiatives The Annual Recycling Council of Alberta Conference was held October 2-4 in Calgary as a gathering point for waste management and recycling industry experts to discuss and share ideas on...
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”