NEWSLETTER OF THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF RECYCLING INDUSTRIES
Vol. 25, Issue 10, October 2020
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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
EXCLUSIVE INSURANCE PROGRAM FOR CARI MEMBERS
Even before the COVID-19 crisis began, insurance options for the commercial recycling industry were increasingly hard to come by. In the wake of the pandemic, CARI staff has been contacted by a number of members who are having trouble finding adequate coverage at all.
While rising insurance rates are plaguing a variety of industries, ours is particularly hard hit when it comes to dwindling options and skyrocketing rates. CARI staff contacted Tom Burns, of Cowan Insurance Group, for more information. He provided us with a general overview of the current insurance market, which you can read here.
Briefly, it’s currently a hard insurance market, meaning “higher rates, reduced capacity and limits, reduced coverages, fewer carriers interested in quoting a risk, and more questions and applications required to gain a quote to the insurance buyer.”
This is one of the many reasons CARI membership is so important for recyclers. Only CARI members can take advantage of the CARI Group Property & Casualty Insurance Program provided by Cowan Insurance. This exclusive business insurance and risk management program for Canadian recycling companies can also be tailored to specific needs of member companies.
Contact Cowan for a quote at no cost or obligation, and as always, reach out to CARI with any issues.
CARI IN THE NEWS
Have you read October’s issue of Recycling Product News? CARI’s Communications Manager Marie Binette writes about how now is the time for our industry to take back the recycling narrative. Read our Last Word column HERE. (Page 46)
NEW CARI MEMBER
Join us in welcoming new member Atlas Metals Ltd.: handling non ferrous metals, located in Scarborough, Ontario. Find the most up-to-date membership information on CARI’s exclusive members directory online. Learn more.
ONTARIO POLICY UPDATE
Early this month, the Government of Ontario announced draft regulations that would transition the Blue Box program from a 50-50 cost share between municipalities and producers to one that is 100% funded by industry.“Producers would be responsible for collecting and managing items made from paper, metal, glass, plastic, or any combination of these materials.”
The comment period for these proposed regulations is now open, with comments due by December 3, 2020. CARI will be submitting comments. Please contact Tracy with any specific concerns you would like addressed.
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES PLAN TO BAN SOME SINGLE-USE PLASTIC ITEMS
The Government set out items to be banned in the recently published discussion paper, Proposed Integrated Management Approach to Plastic Products to Prevent Waste and Pollution. Proposed items include: plastic checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack rings, cutlery, and food ware made from hard-to-recycle plastics.“The Government of Canada is proposing to establish recycled content requirements in products and packaging. This will drive investment in recycling infrastructure and spur innovation in technology and product design to extend the life of plastic materials.”
Comments will be accepted until December 9, 2020. Regulations will be finalized by the end of 2021. READ MORE
- CN and CP railways have announced their winter contingency plans for the upcoming season. Plans outline respective detailed planning, investment, asset and staffing arrangements made in preparation for the winter months. Learn more.
- The Indonesian Government has postponed the implementation of its registration process for companies that export scrap to that nation until January 1, 2021. Learn more.