CIAC member Pyrowave receives $3.3M from Innovation, Science and Industry Canada

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) is pleased to see the Government of Canada providing CIAC member, Pyrowave, with more than $3 million in funding to support their continued development of clean technologies that help reduce plastic waste, while building healthier communities and transitioning into a modern, circular economy for plastics.

Quebec-based Pyrowave has a patented technology that breaks down plastics using high heat produced by microwaves. This technology is packaged in small, modular units that can be used directly onsite at recycling facilities and at producers of plastic waste.

“Pyrowave is the perfect example of how innovative companies can make a tangible impact in our mission to reduce and eliminate plastic waste,” said Bob Masterson, President and CEO, CIAC. “This technology shows how companies can make great strides in creating a circular economy for plastic waste that generates jobs, grows the Canadian economy, and benefits the environment.”

“Our investment in clean technology not only helps reduce Canada’s environmental impact but also supports innovative Canadian entrepreneurs in getting their clean technologies to global markets,” said the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.

CIAC’s members are committed to developing a more sustainable approach for waste management through better designs, innovative recycling and working with all levels of government. The CIAC and its members have ambitious targets that underscore our commitment to a future without plastic waste. These targets include 100 per cent of plastics packaging being reused, recycled, or recovered by 2040 and 100 per cent of plastics packaging being recyclable or recoverable by 2030.

For full details on the CIAC’s commitment to reducing plastic waste, visit