Cirko stepping down from CPIA as search begins for replacement

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: March 7, 2014 12:01 pm ET
Updated: March 7, 2014 12:03 pm ET

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Topics Sustainability, Public Policy, Canada

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO — The de facto environment official for Canada’s plastics sector will resign effective May 30.

Cathy Cirko is a vice president of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, where she worked for the past 17 years after holding senior positions in the private sector.

In her stint with CPIA she was the public face for sustainability, recycling and the environment and health, although in recent years she has worked behind the scenes and deferred to CPIA President Carol Hochu on leadership on such matters.

Cirko helped spearhead CPIA programs for advocacy, including strengthening the industry’s role in more widespread post-consumer recycling and reduction in marine litter.

Cirko “ably represented CPIA throughout Canada and internationally as a vocal proponent for a sustainable plastics industry,” Hochu stated in a news release.

HR Logic of Toronto will lead the search for Cirko’s replacement.

Cirko declined comment on her retirement plans and her legacy in the industry’s sustainability projects.

CPIA is based in Mississauga.


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