THE PULSE Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries Vol. 21, Issue 12, December 2016



Vol. 21, Issue 12, December 2016



December marks the end of a busy year for CARI. From engaging with government officials and stakeholders on a variety of consultation processes, organizing 75th Anniversary celebrations, and developing new online systems, it has been a productive year.

Having recently travelled with CARI President Tracy Shaw to meet with ISRI representatives in Washington, I can say there is much work to do in 2017. We will continue to strengthen relationships with international organizations, as we work towards shared goals for our industry on a global scale.

With a new Canadian government in control in 2016, we experienced an uptick in environmental legislation. Our neighbours to the south will inaugurate a new President in January, and CARI will continue to monitor and report on Canada/United States trade relations in the coming months.

Along with CARI staff Donna, Marie, and Tracy,  and the CARI Board of Directors, I would like to wish every member, its employees, and their families a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous New Year.

Dan Klufas,
CARI Chair

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1) Canadian origin HMS, specifications:

  • HMS 1&2, 80:20, ISRI Standard
  • Min shipment 25 000 Mt / month for one year, with a minimum supply needed due to cost of shipment
  • Interested in up to 150 000 Mt / month for one year
  • Price should be max $/Mt FOB to be discussed

Marco A. Bastidas
[email protected]
Edmonton, AB Canada

2) Seeking recycler for non-woven media:

A Brantford-based company is seeking a recycler for clean scrap filtration media (99% non-woven polyester/1%PVDF). This media is used in the air filtration industry and scrap is created when the company cuts or trims rolls to custom widths for customers. The current volume of scrap is about one 3 ton dumpster bi-weekly.

Colleen Armstrong
Finance and HR Manager
FT EnE Canada Inc.
14 Sharp Road, Brantford ON N3T 5L8
T: 519-752-8608 ext. 102
[email protected]

3) Seeking recycler for polypropylene plastics:

A Forest, ON business is looking for a recycler for polypropylene plastics.
Quantity: 6 skids

Steve George
Parts & Service O’tools Rent or Buy
7977 Rawlings Rd; Hwy 21 N, Forest, ON, N0N1J0
T: 519.786.5902
[email protected] |

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Although CARI is now offering an online payment option for membership dues, please note that you are welcome to submit dues payments by phone using a MasterCard or VISA, or by mailing a cheque to Donna, if you prefer. Please contact Donna at 705-835-1592 if you have any questions.

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  • Combined Metal Industries has plans to expand with its second location in the United States. The Toronto-based company will look to capitalize on opportunities in the southeast by setting up in Atlanta, and it is possible the company may open a physical processing yard in the south.
  • As of November 30, 2016, the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) is operational under the Waste-Free Ontario Act. The RPRA will be responsible for tracking and enforcing a new framework that makes producers responsible for end-of-life products and packaging. The RPRA will also enforce existing legislated waste diversion programs until those programs are wrapped up.

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