THE PULSE Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries Vol. 22, Issue 5, May 2017



Vol. 22, Issue 5, May 2017



CARI is dedicated to ensuring members stay connected and well informed, and to uphold this commitment we’ve recently made some significant improvements to our communications.

One of our main priorities has been to increase the accessibility of information for our members. Our first step was to revamp the CARI website. The site has been completely recoded in order to improve data security, and to ensure it is fully responsive to mobile devices and tablets so that you can easily navigate the site whether you are at a desk, in your yard, or on the road.

Another important component of our website update was the addition of our exclusive CARI directory. Our new online directory is easily accessible, and will be updated periodically to ensure our listings are as accurate as possible.

The listings include company, contact, and location information, as well as a user-friendly search function and a searchable map. The directory can be accessed using your computer, tablet, or mobile phone, simply by logging on to the Members Area through the CARI website. If you have any trouble logging on, or have not set up a Member login profile, please contact CARI’s Communications Assistant, Kayla Klufas at [email protected].

To improve your CARI event experience, we developed an event app in partnership with CARI member CRO software. The app provides a comprehensive list of convention details at your fingertips, including program and attendee information. It is available for downloadhere. Since this is our inaugural year using the app, we highly encourage you to contact us with feedback so we can improve the platform for future events.

Visit our upgraded website, look up your company details on our directory, and test out the app today.

Dan Klufas,

CARI Chair

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Have you registered for our 76th Annual Convention in Banff, from June 8-10?  To see a full list of attendees and exhibitors, download the convention app today.

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Hydro One is hosting their Third Annual Security Metal Theft Seminar on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Scarborough Convention Centre. This one-day, free event brings stakeholders, law enforcement, and recycling industry representatives together to discuss how metal theft is currently impacting critical infrastructure in the province.

CARI President, Tracy Shaw, will be in attendance, and CARI Chair, Dan Klufas has been asked to give a presentation. He will discuss mitigating copper theft from the recycler’s point of view.

If you would like to attend or need further information, please contact Anna Macpherson at [email protected].

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  • Barriers continue to loom in the Chinese scrap trade following the National Sword initiative announced in February, as shipping scrap and waste to China becomes increasingly difficult. The BIR has reported a growing list of prohibited scrap materials being turned away from China, with the latest item to be added to that list being shredded insulated copper wire. Exporters say their shipments of the wire and other material have been rejected and sent back from Chinese borders.
  • Saskatchewan’s Minister of the Environment Scott Moe has plans to develop new scrap tire recycling regulations to ensure the continuation of an effective collection program in the province. An advisory committee established in January 2017 to review the scrap tire management program recommended continuing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). The ministry is now creating new regulations and guidance materials, which include requirements for product stewardship programs to follow the committee’s modifications.
  • India has continued to ease metal recycling regulations to accommodate the country’s growing steel industry. The government is working on legislation that would facilitate recycling materials like vehicles, appliances and ships by creating recycling zones and simplifying their GST. MSTC Limited, an enterprise under the administrative control of the Ministry of Steel in India intends to work with companies overseas to process auto shredder residue (ASR) in a move “toward zero waste”.

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