THE PROMPT Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries Volume 3, No. 4, April 2011

Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries
Volume 3, No. 4, April 2011


Environmental Impairment Insurance

Environmental exposures have profoundly outstripped the coverage provided in the standard commercial general liability (CGL) policy. Specialty pollution coverages can provide excellent protection in this dynamic area of commercial liability.

In spite of sweeping regulatory and legal changes, pollution insurance has become much more affordable, bringing this important protection within the reach of most businesses.

Coverage options have never been wider. It is easier than ever to tailor a pollution cover to your individual needs.

Environmental impairment liability (EIL) goes far beyond the CGL coverage in several important areas:

  • Gradual and sudden pollution coverage: EIL provides cover for sudden pollution events such as fire, explosion or sudden spill from a tank or container, as well as gradual seepage, including historical pollution.
  • Government-ordered clean-up expenses: EIL provides cover for bodily injury, property damage and clean-up expenses arising from a pollution event. By contrast, the CGL policy expressly excludes any government-ordered clean-up and monitoring expenses. Most spills are remediated under the supervision of the Ministry of the Environment officers, so this cover is very important.
  • Waste materials: the CGL policy provides no cover for pollution from waste materials. Pollution of any kind from even the most innocuous wastes is subject to an absolute exclusion.

The EIL policy automatically provides cover for off-site (third-party), clean-up expenses. The policy can be extended to include on-site (owned and rented premises) clean-up expenses.

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Spanish company Metales Vela ( is looking for suppliers of copper, aluminum, brass, zinc, or stainless steel in all classifications and alloys at a minimum of 25 tonnes per month. Interested parties can contact Alejandro Vela by phone at 0034 91 695 50 63, fax 0034 91 683 24 21, or email :


Ontario Chapter Spring Meeting
May 16
at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel Ballroom

BC Chapter Spring Meeting
March 7
at the River Rock Casino Resort

CARI’s 70th Annual CARI Convention
June 23–25
at the Fairmont Whistler
in Whistler, British Columbia
Registration forms and exhibitor information now online

BC Chapter Golf Tournament
August 17
at the Richmond Country Club

CARI’s Annual Golf Tournament
August 18
at the Legends on the Niagara

Quebec Chapter Golf Tournament
September 8
Location to be determined

CARI’s 14th Annual Consumers’ Night
October 24
at the Fairmont Royal York
in Toronto

For information on CARI events contact Donna Turner at (905) 426-9313


Apr. 5–9 Los Angeles, USA
ISRI Annual Convention and Exposition
Phone: 919-563-5291
Email: cstann[at]

Apr. 7–8 Brussels, Belgium
3rd World Lead Conference
Phone: +44 (0) 20-7779-7999

Apr. 14 Toronto, ON
RCO Conference on EPR
Recycling Council of Ontario

Apr. 21–22 Hangzhou, China
China International Scrap Conference 2nd Overseas Supplier and Domestic Consignee Fair

May 22–25 Singapore
BIR 2011 World Recycling Convention & Exhibition

September 21–23 Venice, Italy
16th International Congress for Battery Recycling



Canadian Association of Recycling Industries(CARI-ACIR)
Association Canadienne Des Industries du Recyclage
682 Monarch Ave. Unit 1
Ajax, Ontario
Canada L1S 4S2
Tel: 905 426-9313
Fax: 905 426-9314
Contact: Donna

Give us a call on (613) 728-6946

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