Entries by Devon Babin

CIAC Responds to Ontario Government Improving Blue Box Program

The Chemistry Industry of Canada (CIAC) is pleased to support the Ontario Government’s recently announced plan to make a stronger, more effective Blue Box Program. The province is showing leadership that will help reduce the amount of waste entering the environment while moving toward a circular economy that focuses on recapturing, recycling, and recovering waste […]

CIAC Responds to Federal Government’s proposed integrated management approach to plastic products to prevent waste and pollution

Plastics are vital to our modern way of life and are used to advance our society’s environmental, health and safety priorities, including a transition to a net-zero emissions future. However, plastic does not belong in landfills or the environment, it belongs in the economy. The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC), remains firmly of the […]

Retired CIAC President Jean Bélanger, Honoured by the European Chemical Industry

On October 13, the man considered the godfather of Responsible Care®, retired CIAC President Jean Bélanger was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Ceifc, the European Chemical Industry Council. In pre-recorded messages, Marco Mensink, Cefic Director General presented the award to Jean followed by his acceptance. “We are very proud of Responsible Care, we […]

Ontario government’s efforts to streamline regulation for the chemistry and plastics industry welcomed by CIAC

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) congratulates the Ontario government and the Hon. Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction on releasing the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2020. CIAC firmly supports the Ontario government’s commitment to streamline duplicate regulations that impact the competitiveness of the chemicals and […]

CIAC Responds to Federal Government’s proposed integrated management approach to plastic products to prevent waste and pollution

Plastics are vital to our modern way of life and are used to advance our society’s environmental, health and safety priorities, including a transition to a net-zero emissions future. However, plastic does not belong in landfills or the environment, it belongs in the economy. The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC), remains firmly of the […]

CIAC Responds to Alberta Government’s Natural Gas Vision and Strategy

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) is pleased to support the Government of Alberta’s recently announced Natural Gas Vision and Strategy. Industrial chemicals and plastics are critical elements of the natural gas value chain. Alberta’s $12 billion chemistry industry creates jobs, supports economic diversity, and adds value to this province’s natural resources. CIAC, through […]

CIAC Reacts to Throne Speech

The Speech from the Throne and subsequent Prime Ministerial address to the nation was a collective opportunity to show Canadians how the federal government will lead the economic recovery while continuing to protect the environment and the health of Canadians. With the challenges Canadians and businesses are facing, we must ensure that new regulatory measures […]

PolyExpert Earns Safe Quality Food certification

PolyExpert, well-known manufacturer of blown film for the food industry, receives SQF certification. Laval, Quebec, August 26, 2020 – PolyExpert, a Canadian leading manufacturer of extruded blown film, proudly announces that it is now Safe Quality Food certified. “As a film manufacturer, we have been supplying the food packaging industry for many years, so we […]

CIAC Delivers Pre-Budget Submission, Focuses on Economic Recovery and Cooperation

Dedicated to helping Canada rebound from the impacts of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) delivered its pre-budget submission to the federal government on Friday, providing effective, realistic recommendations aimed at rebuilding the Canadian economy quickly, and in a cooperative manner. The comprehensive paper outlines recommendations that ensure regulations stay […]

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