A Letter from the Chair

Dear Member,

Thank you for your continued membership with the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries for the year 2018. Your membership strengthens your business and our industry by supporting essential advocacy work, networking events, and cost-saving benefits.

CARI’s President, Tracy Shaw ([email protected]), is a registered lobbyist. She advocated tirelessly on our industry’s behalf during 2018, including working with ISRI and our Mexican counterpart, INARE, to present a unified voice during NAFTA negotiations, and participating in frequent talks with Global Affairs officials about Chinese import bans.

Currently, CARI is advocating at the international level to protect recyclers from ill-conceived changes to annexes in the Basel Convention. Proposed changes could deem some recyclable materials “hazardous,” meaning their trade could be restricted. Is it is critical for us to have a strong voice in these consultations. Much of the language in Canada’s environmental policy and other international regulations are based on Basel definitions.

CARI has worked closely with Natural Resources Canada, Environment Canada, and Global Affairs this year, and will continue to do so in 2019. Tracy met with officials to discuss ways to boost international trade, and to ensure that recyclers are seen as an authority on secondary resource management. She also met with policy makers who are revising the Canada Mining and Metals Policy to ensure these officials understand how critical secondary resources are to Canada’s economy and to the global supply chain.

CARI is committed to improving communications. Did you know that anyone can subscribe to our email newsletters, and that all employees from your member company can get access to our online directory? Our Members Area, blog, and social media channels are all expanding to grow awareness of our association. Contact Marie Binette ([email protected]) with any questions about the website, newsletters and notices, or the directory.

We’ve listened to members’ requests and are continuing to make changes to CARI events. Our new summer event, A Night at the Jays’ Game, sold out quickly again this year. Donna Turner ([email protected]) is your contact for all event questions, including sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities.

New member benefits in 2019 include access to resources that will help you deal with regional issues, and a teleconferencing service that will allow us to hold meetings and educational sessions with members from across the country.

We’re also pleased to announce that ISRI is offering CARI members a special discount to attend the ISRI 2019 Convention & Exposition. Through January 15, 2019, CARI members in good standing will receive the ISRI member discount rate of US$875, representing a savings of more than 40% compared to the full conference registration rate of US $1,490. Contact Donna to obtain the special discount code before you register.

Visit https://isri2019.org/CARI/ for more information.

On behalf of CARI staff and board members, we would like to sincerely thank you for your continued membership. Thank you for making our voice stronger. Please contact us with any concerns, and we look forward to seeing you at our Annual Convention held June 6-8, 2019, in beautiful Mont-Tremblant.

Matthew Zubick
CARI Chair

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Membership invoices have been mailed to all members, but invoice letters will likely be delayed due to the Canada Post strike. This will also delay processing of any dues payments made to CARI by cheque/mail.

Please consider renewing quickly and easily online.

Existing CARI members can submit the short renewal form in the Members Area online.

1) Visit CARI’s website (www.cari-acir.org)
2) Click “Members Login” at top right of the homepage
3) Click MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL button, fill out a short form and submit a VISA or MasterCard payment

CLICK HERE for a more detailed Members Area tutorial.

New to the Members Area? Forgot your password? Contact Marie at [email protected] to request a new one.

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