Entries by Julie Fortier

CIAC welcomes Ontario Government’s announcement of transitioning of blue box recycling to producers

August 15, 2019 The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) applauds today’s announcement from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) about beginning the transition to full producer responsibility for Ontario’s blue-box recycling system. “We applaud the Ontario Government to tackling the urgent issue of plastic waste head-on in a way that […]

Chemistry industry seeks innovation fund for plastics recycling technology in federal pre-budget submission

August 6, 2018 On August 2, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada asked the Government of Canada to commit to the establishment of a new Plastic Technology Innovation Fund (PTIF) to promote the research and development of ground-breaking technology in plastic recycling and recovery innovation as part of its pre-budget submission to the Standing Committee […]

CIAC and CPIA aligned with the key focus areas of CCME’s Action Plan on Zero Plastic Waste

June 27, 2019 The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) welcome the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment’s (CCME) announcement for the next steps for the Strategy for Zero Plastic Waste today. CCME announced the first phase for the Canada-Wide Action Plan on Zero Plastic Waste will […]

Ontario MPPs tour sites of CIAC members H.L. Blachford, CCC Sulphur Product and LANXESS

On Friday, June 21, Ontario MPP Rudy Cuzzetto (Mississauga-Lakeshore) toured H.L. Blachford’s Mississauga facility, which produces acoustic products for use in a variety of applications including transportation, construction and power generation as well as intermediate products for chemical specialty and metalworking applications that supply other Blachford sites in North America. On Monday June 24, Ontario […]

Canada’s chemistry and plastics industries share federal government’s concerns about mismanagement of plastic waste

June 10, 2019 Ottawa – Representing the broad plastics value chain in Canada, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC), fully endorse the objective of stopping waste, including plastic waste, from leaking into the environment. This is why CPIA and CIAC support the government as they work on […]

Canada’s chemistry and plastics industries making strides to tackle plastic waste

Canada’s chemistry and plastics industries making strides to tackle plastic waste June 6, 2019 In celebration of Environment Week, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) are highlighting the important headway their members are making in tackling the global challenge of plastic waste in the environment. Canada’s chemistry […]

On World Environment Day, CIAC highlights its members’ commitment to reducing air pollution through Responsible Care®

June 5, 2019 Today, the United Nations’ Secretary-General António Guterres announced the theme for 2019’s World Environment Day is air pollution, encouraging citizens and businesses of the world to act to reduce pollution and beat climate change. As part of the codes and ethic of Responsible Care® and their commitment to accelerating progress of the […]

Polystyrene recycler Pyrowave joins CIAC as full member

June 4, 2019 The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) welcomes new member, Pyrowave. Headquartered in Oakville, Ontario with a research and development centre in Montreal, Quebec, Pyrowave uses patented microwave technology to recycle mixed plastic waste, including post-consumer polystyrene packaging, back into their initial elements. Pyrowave has the capacity to convert between 450 to […]