NEWSLETTER OF THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF RECYCLING INDUSTRIES
Vol. 21, Issue 8, August 2016
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
In a couple of weeks CARI staff members and I will travel across Canada to hold Regional Chapter Meetings. We begin our four-day tour in Vancouver on Monday, September 12, followed by stops in Calgary, Winnipeg, and Moncton. The aim of this tour is to ensure members get the chance to meet CARI staff face-to-face to voice any specific issues and concerns, and to hear from speakers about regional topics. Meetings are held over dinnertime and are often attended by owners and other staff members alike.
Chapter Meetings provide the perfect opportunity to discuss provincial legislative changes. Currently, CARI staff is monitoring Saskatchewan policymakers’ attempt to expand electronic equipment stewardship regulations (see below). B.C. members should note that consultations are currently underway regarding the renewal of the Canadian Electrical Stewardship Association (CESA) BC Stewardship Plan. East coast legislators have recently proposed changes to the environmental requirements for automotive recyclers and salvage facilities in Nova Scotia.
Aside from this new legislation, CARI staff wants to know what local issues are affecting your day-to-day business. Do you have any concerns with safety, theft, or shipping and transportation? Do you need more information regarding employee insurance, or about advertising opportunities for your business?
If you have not attended a CARI Chapter Meeting before, I recommend you register and come introduce yourself to me, the CARI staff, and to other members from your region. Why not forge some new business relationships? Non-members are of course welcome at Chapter Meetings, and I encourage you to pass event information along to any business contacts whom could benefit from membership. For more information visit http://cari-acir.org/event/ or contact Donna Turner, CARI’s Director of Events at (705) 835-1592 or [email protected].
SASKATCHEWAN POLICY UPDATE
The Ministry of Environment in Saskatchewan has released a discussion paper and survey related to the expansion of their Waste Electronic Equipment Stewardship Regulations. The attached document outlines proposed changes. CARI is submitting comments and would appreciate hearing from you if you have questions or concerns. Comments must be submitted by August 31, 2016.
REGISTER for Fall Chapter Meetings today. www.cari-acir.org/event/
- China’s AQSIQ has issued a notice that changes are coming to its inspection procedures for scrap metal imports. Revisions could result in changes in designated pre-shipment agencies. At this time, AQSIQ has instructed shippers to continue to work with the China Certification and Inspection Group (CCIC). Proposed changes are undergoing legal review and will eventually be released to the public.
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