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CPIA Solutions Centre features plastics stewardship programs

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) will feature its new stewardship program named "P3 - Sustain...

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) will feature its new stewardship program named "P3 – Sustainability Management Program (SMP)" at the CPIA Solutions Centre during Plast-Ex 2004. The P3-SMP is the next generation stewardship program following on the heels of the largely successful Environmental Management Program (EMP) that was adopted by the vinyl industry five years ago.

"CPIA is taking the lead in ensuring this industry has the tools it needs to partner in preserving and protecting society’s environmental priorities," said CPIA president Serge Lavoie. "Both the P3-SMP and EMP encourage superior performance in the economic, environmental and social aspects of the plastics business."

According to Marion Axmith, CPIA’s leader for both programs, they represent win-win initiatives that not only provide companies with the means to demonstrate their environmental commitment to society and government, but offer spins off dividends that help protect corporate assets, profitability and growth.

"Both of these programs provide plastics companies with operating principles, management practices, guidance elements, templates and reference materials to manage their triple bottom line," Axmith said. "In addition, they will help the plastics industry build trust between our industry and societya very important step in demonstrating that we are responsible and that we want to do the right thing."

Plast-Ex 2004 will take center stage at the International Centre in Toronto, Ontario from May 3 to 6, 2004. The show is owned and operated by CPIA, a national industry association representing the interests of raw material suppliers, processors, equipment suppliers, mould makers and plastics industry service groups.

Contact Karen Wolfe, Director of Communications, 905-678-7748 ext. 241 or email

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