International Year of Chemistry 2011

Sat, Jan 01, 2011 - Sat, Dec 31, 2011

CPIA & International Year of Chemistry

imgsLqnCdBDqS.pngCPIA is pleased to announce that we are a participating sponsor of The International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC 2011), a worldwide celebration of achievements in chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind. Under the unifying theme “Chemistry—our life, our future,” IYC 2011 will offer a range of interactive, entertaining, and educational activities for all ages.  The International Year of Chemistry is intended to reach across the globe, with opportunities for public participation at the local, regional, and national level.

CPIA's sponsorship provides an opportunity for plastics to be showcased during IYC 2011, further enriching our Intelligent Plastics campaign showcasing the economic, social, and environmental benefits of plastic.  Members can expect to see plastic featured in a variety of ways such as web site promotions, contests featuring plastic, “plastics-related” milestones, plastic benefits card inclusion in the Canadian – global water experiment testing kits and more. 

The goals of IYC2011 are:

    • to increase the public appreciation of chemistry in meeting world needs;
    • to encourage interest in chemistry among young people;
    • to generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry;
    • to help enhance international cooperation by serving as a focal point or information source for activities by national chemical societies, educational institutions, industry, governmental, and non-governmental organizations.

    IYC 2011 events will emphasize that chemistry is a creative science essential for sustainability and improvements to our way of life. Activities, such as lectures, exhibits, and hands-on experiments, will explore how chemical research is critical for solving our most vexing global problems involving food, water, health, energy, transportation, and more. For more information visit