NEWSLETTER OF THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF RECYCLING INDUSTRIES
Vol. 24, Issue 7, July 2019
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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
Opening your business’s doors for facility tours can seem a bit intimidating. Though most of us have little free time to spare, offering to teach policymakers
In June, CARI submitted comments on proposed white goods regulations in Ontario. In mid-July, draft regulations were issued in Quebec on the recovery and treatment of halocarbons. Meanwhile, a pilot program has been proposed on new white goods regulations in Manitoba as well.
Regulations such as these that are broadly calling for “circular economy” changes may be well-intentioned but are often misapplied in our industry, where the recycling of white goods, for instance, is extremely well managed and effectively regulated.
These proposals may be partly rooted in a poor understanding of our industry, including the misconception that recyclable materials are merely waste products to be controlled, not valuable resources within an important marketplace.
That’s why our advocacy efforts include not only commenting on proposed regulations but also collaborating with appliance manufacturers to demonstrate to provincial representatives how well we already handle the management of white goods. CARI is actively monitoring these proposed regulatory programs and will continue to promote the interests of the recycling industry in these matters.
If you have questions or opinions on this issue, please reach out directly to CARI President, Tracy Shaw, at 613-728-6946 or [email protected].
FINAL NOTICE: A NIGHT AT THE JAYS GAME
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Tickets are 90% sold for CARI’s national summer networking event!
Attendees gather in a private executive box to watch the Blue Jays play the Yankees at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.
IMPORTANT: Your ticket(s) to the game are not purchased until we receive your payment.
Call Donna Turner with VISA credit card information at 705-835-1592 or contact her with any questions at [email protected].
CARI STAFFING UPDATE
CARI would like to welcome Tony Martins as its new Communications Coordinator. Tony will be assuming Marie Binette’s duties while she is on maternity leave.
Tony is a seasoned communications professional with a varied background in both marketing and journalism. He also brings significant experience in managing websites, coordinating email campaigns, and the strategic use of social media.
Tony is father to a young son. He plays guitar and dabbles in song writing in his spare time.
Ontario Blue Box Program
On July 22, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Jeff Yurek, called the province’s Blue Box program “unsustainable” and announced plans to explore improved management of plastic waste through consultations with a range of stakeholders. Read Yurek’s full statement here.
CARI will closely monitor these developments and looks forward to being involved in the consultations to come.
China Import Quotas
On July 10, the Bureau of International Recycling shared China’s 10th batch of waste import quotas. Importers listed in the 10th batch are mostly located in Guangdong, Zhejiang province and Tianjin city.
Read the release and view the quotas here.
CARI National Summer Event
A Night at the Blue Jays Game
August 8, 2019
October 21, 2019
79th Annual Convention
June 11-13, 2020