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CIAC responds to Ontario Government’s improvements to Blue Box Recycling

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) recognizes  Ontario’s Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ recently announced plans to improve the Ontario Blue Box recycling program and its intentional approach of moving toward a harmonized Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program.   An EPR program — where industry is responsible for the cost, collection, and management of recycling in the province — is the most efficient and effective way to improve recovery and recycling rates […]

CIAC Plastics Division Leadership Council Announces Changing of Officers

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) Plastics Division is pleased to announce the changing of officers on the Plastics Division Leadership Council (PDLC) and thanks the outgoing Chair for his hard work and dedication. PDLC Chair, Joel Rudolph, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for Farnell Packaging, will be stepping down after guiding the […]

CIAC Supports Key Findings from Canadian Energy Research Institute Study

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) is pleased to support and acknowledge several key findings in a study by the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI): Towards A Circular Economy of Plastic Products in Canada. The comprehensive study, commissioned by CIAC, focuses on mapping the movement of plastic waste in different provinces by plastic type […]

Chemistry Industry Association of Canada Joins Operation Clean Sweep

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada’s (CIAC) new Plastics Division is pleased to announce it has officially joined the American Chemistry Council (ACC),  Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) and 29 other international trade associations in Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS). This important occasion reflects another strong commitment by North America’s plastics industry to product stewardship and reducing […]

CIAC Welcomes Alberta Government’s Plan to Level the Investment Competitiveness Playing Field, Attracting Global-Scale Chemical Manufacturing Investments

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) congratulates the Government of Alberta on launching the Alberta Petrochemical Incentive Program (APIP). Building on the strong chemical manufacturing focus within the recently unveiled Natural Gas Vision and Strategy, APIP will help level the investment competitiveness playing field and attract a surge of global-scale, multi-billion dollar investments in the province’s […]

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 […]

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