Entries by Julie Fortier

CIAC welcomes New Chair and Vice Chair to its Board of Directors

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) welcomes Marcelo Lu, President of BASF Canada, as Chair of the Board of Directors for 2018-2019 and Ed Bechberger, President for ERCO Worldwide, as Vice-Chair. “I am honoured to serve as Chair of the CIAC, a diverse association of innovators, solution providers, and stewardship pioneers, working together to present a […]

Exploring solutions to marine litter at the Great Lakes Plastics Forum

CIAC and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association joined Ontario’s Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Rod Phillips, and several environmental NGOs in a day-long information session in Toronto on October 11 to discuss the improper disposal of plastic waste in the Great Lakes. Discussions centred on the current state of the Great Lakes regarding […]

Government and industry collaborate to develop a Framework for Zero Plastic Waste

CIAC representatives attended a very successful and collaborative workshop on how to best tackle the issue of plastic waste domestically at the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) Deputy Ministers briefing session October 11 in Calgary.  Attendees included a broad cross-section of stakeholders including officials from federal/provincial/territorial governments, downstream recyclers, manufacturers and producers […]

NOVA Chemicals invests to prevent plastic debris in Indonesia

CIAC member, NOVA Chemicals, has announced a three-year investment of nearly $2 million to support a new global initiative to reduce marine plastic pollution in Southeast Asia called Project STOP. The initiative’s goal is to design, implement and scale circular economy solutions to marine plastic pollution in countries with high leakage of plastics into oceans. […]

Join CIAC at Chemistry Canada’s Business Summit September 25

CIAC President and CEO Bob Masterson will be joining the Honorable Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, Minister of Energy for the Alberta Government, and other leaders in Canada’s chemistry sector at Chemistry Canada Business Summit, September 25 in Edmonton. Mr. Masterson will be speaking on “Changing Public Perceptions of the Chemistry Industry.” Register now to attend Canada’s leading […]

CIAC congratulates Elysis for new carbon-free aluminum production process

Congratulations to Canadian aluminum sector leaders Alcoa, Alcana and Apple who, with the support of the Federal and Quebec Governments, have developed a new carbon-free aluminum production process that will eventually result in annual greenhouse gas reductions of more than six million tons in Canada alone. “The process relies upon decades of research in totally […]