CPIA Sustainability Information Seminar: Beyond Traditional Recycling: Circular Economy Options for Plastic Packaging

Wed, Nov 16, 2016 - Wed, Nov 16, 2016

10:00am – 4:00 pm

Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
801 Dixon Rd., Toronto, ON M9W 1J5

Join us for this information session which will share information and answer questions about the variety of options that exist for managing plastic packaging beyond traditional recycling channels. The content will focus on chemical recycling operations, conversion technologies such pyrolysis and gasification, fuel replacement efforts, as well as traditional energy-from-waste. Agenda >


  • Highlight and celebrate successes that have been achieved in a range of chemical recycling and conversion technologies in place to manage plastic packaging
  • Demonstrate the opportunity for resource recovery programs across Canada to support and utilize existing and developing chemical recycling and conversion technologies
  • Create a dialogue for stakeholders to share their views on creating and expanding circular economy options for managing plastic packaging in Canada

Who Should Attend:

  • Government representatives
  • Stewardship organizations
  • Consumer goods brandowners
  • Retailers
  • Packaging manufacturers
  • Plastics recyclers
  • Conversion technology companies

Registration (includes lunch):
CPIA Members: $75 + HST
Non Members: $100 + HST



10:00 am


10:30 am

Welcome and Introduction
– Carol Hochu and Krista Friesen, CPIA

10:45 am

Overview of Chemical Recycling, Conversion Technologies and Energy Recovery in Canada and Beyond
– Fergal McDonough, Envise Consulting

11:15 am

Alternative/Low Carbon Fuels: A Look at Ontario Policy
– speaker TBD

11:40 am

Using Unrecycled Plastics as Fuel Replacement in Place of Coal – Rob Cumming, Lafarge

12:10 pm


1:15 pm

Chemical Recycling in Canada

Converting Polyethylene and Polypropylene to Waxes
– Ryan L’Abbe, GreenMantra Recycling Technologies

Dissolution of Polystyrene Packaging
– Solenne Brouard, Polystyvert

Managing Polystyrene Packaging with Microwave Technology
– Jean Philippe Laviolette, Pyrowave

2:45 pm

Refreshment Break

3:00 pm

Energy-from-Waste Facilities Operating in Canada
- Jennifer Baron, Covanta and Joe Lyng, Emerald EFW

3:50 pm

Wrap-up – Krista Friesen, CPIA

4:00 pm


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