THE PULSE Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries Volume 20, Issue 3, March 2015



VOLUME 20, Issue 3, March 2015





Innovation is a necessary part of our business. The materials and products we process are changing, and sometimes our equipment must change with it. Because our industry is both unique and competitive, we recyclers often take it upon ourselves to build or alter equipment and processes to suit the needs of our individual businesses.

If your company has developed a new product or machine, made improvements to existing products or machines, developed new processes, or developed new materials or chemicals, you may be eligible to submit a claim for a substantial tax credit or refund via the federal government’s Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit program.

Designed to encourage innovation in Canada, and to make Canadian companies more competitive in the global marketplace, the program provides bottom-line benefits to participating organizations. The program is open to businesses of all sizes and in all sectors and offers tax credits for expenditures including wages, materials, machinery, equipment, and more. Industry-specific workshops, as well as webinars, are available here to further explain the program’s eligibility criteria.

I believe innovating is the key to thriving in the recycling industry. If creating and updating our equipment can also save us money, it is an advantage worth taking.

Adam Chisick
CARI Chair

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Registration is now open for the 74th annual convention. We are excited to be holding the 2015 convention in St. John’s, Newfoundland, marking CARI’s first visit to “The Rock.” This year’s program includes excellent networking opportunities, informative training and educational seminars, and some exceptional East Coast entertainment.
More information for delegates and exhibitors can be found on our website, or by calling Donna Turner at 705-835-1592.

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Paul Higgins
It is with deep regret that CARI informs members of the passing of Paul Higgins.
Paul had a long career in the recycling industry, and spent many years as a metals buyer at Tonolli Canada. He leaves behind his sons Keith and Stephen, and their mother Glenna, grandchildren Kaia, Brynn and Reagan, and his sister Wendy.
CARI staff and its members send their deepest sympathy to Paul’s family, friends and colleagues. He will be missed.

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The venue for the ONTARIO CHAPTER SPRING MEETING has had a change of ownership.
The Delta Meadowvale hotel is now the Hilton Mississauga Hotel. Although the hotel’s name has changed, the event’s time, date, and location remain the same:
March 25, 2015
6:00-9:00 pm
6750 Mississauga Rd
We look forward to seeing you there.

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  • The Government of Manitoba has issued a notice of consultation its proposed Waste Management Facilities Regulation. The regulation will address the priorities outlined in the “Recycling and Waste Reduction” discussion paper, available here. Comments must be submitted by April 2.
  • CARI member ArcerlorMittal Montreal announced that it will restart the auto shredder at its Contrecoeur facility later this year. The shredded has been idle since December, 2012.

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