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Coast Waste Management Association meeting focused on plastics recycling

Talking plastics at the CWMA February 2018 meeting and conference in Nanaimo, B.C., from left: Rustam Punja, Geocycle, Craig Foster, CPIA; Ian Kidd, CasCell Trading ; Pat McLaughlin, King County Solid Waste Division; and Will Burrows, executive director of the Coast Waste Management Association.

On February 16th, the Victoria, B.C.-based Coast Waste Management Association hosted a meeting and seminar called Plastics Management - economic, market and regulatory trends affecting plastics.  The conference, held in Nanaimo, B.C., brought together close to 80 delegates from Vancouver Island and around the province, and as far away as the Yukon and Washington State, including an expert industry panel. The goal of the meeting was to discuss present market conditions and what can be done to adapt, in light of China's recently established policy on regulations surrounding import of recycled materials. Attendees were briefed on work that is being done to address the issue, alternative markets for plastics and what we might expect to see going forward. 

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Modernized NAFTA could set the stage for future growth, according to North American plastics industry associations

Modernized NAFTA could set the stage for future growth, according to North American plastics industry associations

The U.S. based Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and the Asociación Nacional de Industrias del Plástico A.C. (ANIPAC), based in Mexico, jointly issued the following statement on the 23rd of January, in support of continued negotiations regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). PLASTICS Executive Vice President Patty Long, CPIA President Carol Hochu, ANIPAC President Juan Antonio Hernández along with ANIPAC NAFTA Advisor Ricardo Arturo Ricárdez Solís were in Montreal during the sixth round of NAFTA negotiations, at the end of January.

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CPIA launches online tool to help recyclers deal with stranded plastics

CPIA launches online tool to help recyclers deal with stranded plastics

The current China market restrictions have resulted in concerns about shipments being rejected at entry ports, potentially leaving recyclers and brokers with stranded tonnes. As part of the effort to address this situation, The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has launched a confidential online tool for recyclers and brokers to report on recovered plastics for which they have no market or that have been rejected by overseas markets.

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Canada's Plastic Packaging Recycling Rate Continues To Rise

Canada's Plastic Packaging Recycling Rate Continues To Rise

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has released a new report: "2015 Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling in Canada" informing Canadians that their recycling efforts continue to increase the amount of post-consumer plastic packaging being recycled across Canada. This is the 7th year the CPIA has conducted this study. In 2015 the numbers show Canada's recycling systems and plastics industry realized an additional 0.4% of plastic recycled in 2015 compared to 2014 as reported by Moore Recycling Associates. This increase is the result of more plastic products and packaging collected, specifically HDPE (#2) bottles for recycling. In total, at least 322 million kilograms of post-consumer plastic packaging were collected in Canada for recycling.

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