• About CPIA

Since 1943, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has been the voice of the Canadian plastics industry.

With over 2,422 companies employing 76,530 workers, Canada’s $17.6 billion plastics industry is a sophisticated, multi-faceted sector encompassing plastic products manufacturing, machinery, moulds, and resins.

CPIA is a dynamic, member driven, not-for-profit association dedicated to the growth of plastics businesses and helping the industry reach its full potential.

We are an advocacy association and we speak with one powerful voice.

CPIA's Areas of Focus:

Reputation Enhancement & Outreach
We create a more positive public and political climate for the industry by proactively promoting the benefits of plastics through our Intelligent Plastics campaign.

Post-Use Resource Recovery Leadership
We work with government and the private sector to increase recycling and energy recovery rates.

Issues & Opportunities Management 
We defend against specific product attacks, and we foster innovation.

CPIA delivers real results and is fully committed to building upon the industry’s long history of innovation and achievement by taking advantage of new opportunities, building the plastics brand image and meeting industry challenges as they arise. 

We work with governments across the country on a number of ground-breaking recycling initiatives. And we have responded aggressively and successfully to certain unwarranted attacks on the industry.

Through relationships with similar associations around the world, we are efficiently and effectively promoting and protecting plastics globally.

Through forums and other networking events, CPIA brings together leaders in the industry to share ideas, discuss business opportunities, and promote trade and innovation.

CPIA History 


To be the trusted national voice and chief advocate for plastics in Canada , providing leadership on pivotal issues and policies throughout the plastics lifecycle and promoting and defending the sustainable economic, environmental and social benefits of the plastics industry and our products.


An increasing appreciation for & use of plastics, driven by a responsible and globally competitive Canadian industry.