Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Canadian Plastics Industry Association Joins SPI’s Efforts to Recycle

By Kim Coghill, SPI Director, Communications

The Recycling Committee of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association said today the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) joined SPI’s effort to purse zero waste by participating in, a recycling marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of scrap plastic materials and recycling services.

Carol Hochu

Carol Hochu

“The Canadian plastics industry is committed to continuing to increase plastics recycling across the country, and developing technologies and new markets for the recycled plastic,” said Carol Hochu, president and CEO of CPIA. “Through our relationships with associations like SPI and, we are efficiently and effectively promoting and protecting plastics globally. CPIA will encourage Canadian plastics manufacturers and recyclers to join us in supporting and utilizing this tool.”

Kim Holmes, SPI’s director of recycling and diversion, said, “Canada’s interest in connecting to demonstrates the success and market for the service we are providing. helps bridge the supply and demand for recycled plastics and services, bringing value for both SPI members and the broader plastics industry.

“We look forward to expanding the database to include our Canadian partners in the industry, and to expanding the geographical scope of sourcing and selling recycled plastics in North America,” Holmes said. “This marketplace is just one area in which the plastics industry is working diligently to develop new recovery opportunities for plastics, which are too valuable to waste.”

Launched in June 2013, is a tool accessible to association members and non-members. Firms may self-register for a free basic listing or they may purchase an enhanced listing that enables them to provide more information and self-promotion. All trade association proceeds generated through the enhanced listings and ad placements are being reinvested into the recycling industry to support SPI and CPIA recycling programs. features companies listed in categories such as Plastic Scrap Purchasers, Plastic Scrap Sellers, Post-Consumer Recycle Materials, Post-Industrial Recycle Materials, Recycling Equipment and Business Services/Logistics. Buyers, and those seeking recycle services, can search for suppliers via keyword search or by clicking on a category to find suppliers. also includes request for proposal (RFP) tools that enable buyers to reach out to selected suppliers based on search results, upload project specs and/or email a company RFP to selected vendors.

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is the national voice of the national voice for plastics in Canada. With over 2400 companies employing nearly 80,000 workers, Canada’s $20-billion plastics industry is a sophisticated, multi-faceted sector encompassing plastic products manufacturing, machinery, moulds, and resins. CPIA is dedicated to post-use resource recovery leadership by working collaboratively with stakeholders to divert plastics from landfill through greater recycling and energy recovery of plastics.

One Response to “Canadian Plastics Industry Association Joins SPI’s Efforts to Recycle”

  1. CPIA is very excited to be part of this exciting program!

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