The PULSE: November 2020



Vol. 25, Issue 11, November 2020

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Dear Member,

Your CARI membership strengthens your business and our industry by supporting essential advocacy work. Never has this work been more important.

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, CARI’s President, Tracy Shaw ([email protected]) acted quickly and decisively, lobbying the federal and provincial governments to have the commercial recycling industry deemed an essential service. Once successful, Tracy and the CARI staff got to work sending out frequent bulletins to help keep members well informed. These messages were a valuable resource and they were the beginning of a boost in communications and social media initiatives.

Aside from pandemic advocacy efforts, Tracy lobbied tirelessly this year; she consulted with various provincial governments and members regarding new and proposed legislations, prepared submissions to the federal government and worked closely with Natural Resources Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Global Affairs on a variety of issues. This advocacy promotes our industry and makes it easier for us to do business.

You should have received your 2021 membership dues invoice by now. We value your membership, and we recognize that these are difficult times, which is why we are holding the CARI membership rates the same this year.

Despite the challenging year, CARI has welcomed a number of new members in the recent months, some of which found out about the Association through our increasing online presence.

Ensure you are taking full advantage of CARI’s communications by subscribing to our email newsletters and providing your employees with access to our online directory, which contains up-to-date contact info for all our members. Contact Marie Binette ([email protected]) with any questions about the website, newsletters and notices, the directory, or about how CARI can help boost your company’s social media presence.

We’re looking forward to CARI’s Annual Convention in the coming months, from June 9-11 in Kelowna, British Columbia. However, the safety of our attendees is our top priority and we will continue to look into virtual alternatives, should the need arise. Contact Donna Turner ([email protected]) with any Event questions.

On behalf of CARI staff and board members, we would like to sincerely thank you for your continued membership. Thank you for making our voice stronger. Reach out to CARI no matter how minor the issue – because there are no minor issues.

Kevin Santoro 
CARI Chair


We are thrilled to welcome our first member in the Yukon. Located in Whitehorse, Raven Recycling accepts a variety of materials. 

We’d also like to welcome Edgestone Solutions, which provides broker services for ferrous and non-ferrous metals, operating out of Port Moody, BC.

Find the most up-to-date membership information on CARI’s exclusive members directory online. Learn more.


Sealink International, a tech-enabled freight forwarder in the metals recycling industry, and Davis Indexan innovative global commodity price reporting agency (and CARI Member company), are proud to announce a new platform integration that offers real-time access to shipping rates and the ability to book freight shipments online to members of Davis Index. READ MORE


Our recent social media webinar provided plenty of value to participants. All post-event survey participants said they would recommend the presentation to a friend.

Participants also said:

“Very well done.” 

“Very nicely done! quite informative.” 

             “Kat did a great job covering the basics of Social Media, tips on which channels to leverage & providing best practices for all platforms.”

Access to Kat’s presentation is available in CARI’s Members Area online.

Click HERE for instructions on how to access that area of our website.


  • China is reportedly seeking comment on imported steel scrap standards, which if put into place, could change the rules for unprocessed scrap imports. Read More

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