NEWSLETTER OF THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF RECYCLING INDUSTRIES
Vol. 21, Issue 10, October 2016
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
The Province of Ontario is forging ahead with its plan to implement a cap and trade system to curb greenhouse gas emissions. CARI submitted comments regarding the program during stakeholder consultations early this year, with our main point being that carbon tax systems should take into account the environmental benefits of recycling and provide credit for these benefits. The use of recycled material creates significantly less greenhouse gases than mining and processing virgin materials does.
This policy is relevant for CARI members across Canada because Prime Minister Trudeau recently announced plans to implement a national carbon price, beginning in 2018.
Cap and trade works by limiting the amount of emissions produced by the economy over the course of a year (the cap, or limit). The cap acts as a benchmark for the amount of greenhouse gas emissions businesses and institutions in the jurisdiction can produce. If a particular business produces emissions beyond this cap, they can obtain credits or permits to emit more by buying surplus credits from another businesses that has not hit the cap, by switching to lower carbon fuels, or by investing in clean technology.
CARI members may be affected by this legislation in a couple of ways. For those members who process materials using a large piece of equipment such as a shredder, your business may produce enough emissions to qualify as a mandatory participant in the system. A facility that produces 25,000 tonnes or more of greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide equivalent or CO2e) per year will be considered a mandatory participant and will be required to register as such.
On a larger scale, cap and trade may significantly impact demand for materials by consumer companies in Ontario. Steel production is an emissions heavy industry, and there is concern that international companies may simply choose to move production to jurisdictions with less stringent regulations. The Province of Ontario plans to reduce this risk by giving emission allowances to vulnerable industries.
CARI staff will continue to monitor cap and trade policy updates. Please note that the deadline for mandatory participants to register for the cap and trade program in Ontario is November 30, 2016. To learn more about the program and to register, click here.
CARI staff would like to thank everyone who attended our 19th Annual Consumers’ Night. We appreciate your continued support and welcome any feedback regarding the event. Please contact Donna Turner at [email protected].
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
The following pieces of equipment are for sale:
• 2012 The Enterprise Bailer Co model 14/16-E2RRB w/ right hand eject, 200hp capacity, Accent bail wire system
• 2014 Vecoplan model VAZ 2000 MT Vecoplan Shredder with Controls & 93 x 60 mm knife’s w/ 15′-4″ x 12′ capacity 182hp high torque motor @ 230RPM, 460V, 60hz
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- Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) claims South Korea is the biggest offender of steel dumping in Canada, allegedly dumping fabricated steel components at a rate of 95.8 percent. Along with South Korea, China, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom have been investigated by CBSA and are named in a trade dumping case initiated on September 12. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has 60 days from this date to determine injuries.
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