THE PULSE Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries Vol. 22, Issue 1, January 2017



Vol. 22, Issue 1, January 2017



In recent weeks, recycling industry news has been saturated with speculative articles about how President Trump will impact everything from the United States’ economy to international markets. For metal recyclers, free and fair trade is an integral part of business, and the current unpredictable state of political affairs is particularly troubling for those companies doing business south of our border. Some concerned members have contacted CARI regarding the potential renegotiation of NAFTA, and we want to assure you that we are taking proactive steps to prepare for any changes and to advocate for our industry.

CARI staff has spoken to our counterparts at ISRI regarding trade concerns and we maintain a strong, reciprocal relationship with the association. We have offered as much help as we can to ISRI staff.

Prime Minister Trudeau recently shuffled his cabinet, and changed some key parliamentary positions. CARI staff has written letters to the new Minister of Foreign Affairs and the parliamentary secretary to the minister of foreign affairs, who will be responsible for the Canada-U.S. relations file. In these letters we stress the importance of global trade and our industry’s role within it.

As was mentioned in a previous PULSE issue, the Canadian government has emphasized its plan to collaborate with President Trump. It is worth noting, once again, that Canada and the United States maintain a unique, somewhat mutually dependent trade relationship. Many industry experts remain cautiously optimistic about Canadian/U.S. trade relations.

CARI staff will continue to monitor trade policy, and will provide updates to members if relevant changes are made. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any concerns.

Dan Klufas,
CARI Chair

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Registration is open for ISRI’s 2017 Convention and Exposition, April 22-27 in New Orleans.

ISRI is pleased to offer CARI members the discounted ISRI member rate on full and trade show registrations. Members in good standing can contact CARI staff at 613-728-6946 or [email protected] for discount codes. Register before January 31 for even more savings.

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Pilot Industries Limited, a secondary Lead Scrap Metal recycling company, based in India, currently produces around 4000 MT of refined lead and lead alloys on a monthly basis at two production facilities in India, at Rudrapur, Utrakhand and Bhiwadi, Rajasthan. The company is currently expanding production capacities and is looking for new markets to source raw material.

Please consult the company website for more details:

Pilot Industries buys and imports the following Lead Scrap products regularly:

1. Soft Lead – Cable Strippings and Lead Sheets (ISRI RADIO)
2. Remelted Lead Ingots(RLI)
3. Lead Dross (ISRI RENTS)
4. Lead Residue (ISRI RENTS)
5. Dry Lead Acid Batteries (ISRI RAINS)
6. Lead Battery Plates (ISRI RAILS)

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  • Reuters and a Chinese news agency report that government officials in one Chinese province, Hebei, have pledged to reduce steel and iron output by nearly 32 million tons in 2017. News reports speculate that this pledge is the result of pressure from other countries to reduce steel capacity, as well as concerns from Chinese citizens over air pollution.

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