The PULSE August 2019



Vol. 24, Issue 8, August 2019


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Government actions on plastic are just the beginning

Various governments in Canada are using consumer input to help create producer-focused approaches to the recycling of plastics — a trend that may very soon impact other areas of recycling as well.

In August, the Ontario government announced a phased plan to shift the municipal blue box recycling program to a fully producer-managed model.

The plan’s three-year transition period will allow time for consulting with the public, stakeholders and Indigenous communities, while providing certainty for municipalities and adequate time for producers to engage service providers.

British Columbia, meanwhile, has announced a “Plastics Action Plan” and is seeking public input on possible initiatives including bans on single-use packaging and increasing the range of plastics that are recycled.

At the federal level, In November of 2018, the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment agreed in principal to a Canada-wide strategy on zero plastic waste — an initiative intended to spur, according to the Council, “new business models, product design solutions, and waste prevention and recovery technologies.”

CARI will continue to represent the interests of the recycling industry in each of these programs. These policy changes are a sign of broader things to come. While most CARI members have little or no involvement in plastic recycling, we would be wise to expect similar consumer-driven and producer-centric shifts to impact other types of recycling in the not-too-distant future.

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22nd Annual CARI Consumers’ Night

Proudly sponsored by





Monday, October 21
The OMNI King Edward Hotel
Toronto, Ontario
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Join us for CARI’s premier networking event of the year! Our 22nd Annual Consumers’ Night is the perfect opportunity to meet with consumer company representatives, CARI staff, board members, and a wide range of CARI members from across Canada and the United States.

To take advantage of CARI preferred rates, book your accommodations at the OMNI King Edward before September 20.

Reserve rooms online

Reserve rooms by phone: 1-888-444-OMNI (1- 888-444-6664)
Bookings group name: Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI)


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Stallion Recycling LLP, based in Gujurat, India is seeking to build long-term relationships with suppliers of various materials including metals, specifically:

  • HMS 1-2
  • Cast iron
  • Aluminum scrap
  • Brass scrap
  • Lead scrap
  • Copper scrap

Interested members should contact Bhavesh Rajput, +91 99099 70900, [email protected].


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B.C. seeks public feedback on plastic waste

The B.C. provincial government has issued a call for feedback on new policy opportunities and proposed regulatory amendments to address plastic waste.

Three ways to submit input:

  1. Complete the public survey
  2. Send a formal submission to [email protected] (see guidelines)
  3. Email comments to [email protected]

Canada Labour Code changes take effect September 1

Part III of the Canada Labour Code and related regulations will take effect on September 1, 2019. These regulations apply to several industries including interprovincial and international shipping and shipping services.

Changes include the right for an employee to refuse overtime for shift changes and paid personal and medical leave without requirement of verification. Click here for full details.


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ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada announced on August 27, 2019 that it has acquired the assets of Legault Métal Inc., a metals recycling company with facilities in Trécesson, Val d’Or, Rouyn-Noranda and La Sarre, in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Quebec.

These acquired facilities will now operate under the name Legault Métal, a division of ArcelorMittal, and will continue to deliver services to scrap dealers and individuals.

For additional details, contact Marie-Helene Blouin, marie-[email protected].


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BC Chapter Fall Meeting — Lions Game

Friday, October 18
BC Place, Vancouver
For details contact BC Chapter President Kym Neutel
[email protected]

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