NEWSLETTER OF THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF RECYCLING INDUSTRIES
Vol. 25, Issue 9, September 2020
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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
CARI’S ADVOCACY PAYS OFF FOR ONTARIO MEMBERS
My focus as Chair is to make sure our members are aware of all the work CARI does, and it’s a highlight when I can share good news.
The Government of Ontario recently released final electronic stewardship regulations for the province. (The Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016, was filed on September 21, 2020.)
CARI is pleased to see that the large equipment category (which would have included white goods) has been removed from the final Regulations. This is something that we advocated for, and our efforts were rewarded.
The Regulations for Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) and Batteries are only one part of Ontario’s Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016. The final regulations on the batteries program was announced this past spring. In that case CARI advocated against the inclusion of large batteries, and we were pleased that the final regulations excluded them. The province has recognized that these materials are already well-managed through the existing recycling system.
Here are two instances where CARI’s actions have real impact for scrap businesses. Even though these regulations would have only affected Ontario recyclers, CARI’s success is significant for all members. As we have seen with metal theft legislation, one province tends to look to another when developing new regulations, and stewardship is no exception. Going forward, the exemption of white goods and lead acid batteries from regulations in Ontario sets a precedent for other provinces.
Ontario members should watch their inboxes for further details about these regulations and as always, contact CARI with any questions.
MANITOBA GOVERNMENT PROPOSING METAL THEFT LEGISLATION
Similar to recently updated City of Winnipeg bylaws, the provincial legislation would require scrap metal recyclers to collect and store personal and transactional information.The Government of Manitoba has asked for our feedback on this proposed legislation. CARI will be completing the feedback survey, and we encourage you to do so as well. The deadline is October 31, 2020.
Click HERE for more information on the proposed metal theft legislation.
Contact Tracy Shaw with any questions at 1-613-728-6946 or [email protected].
CARI IN THE NEWS
Did you catch Tracy Shaw’s interview last month, with Recycling Product News? Tracy spoke about why potential counter-tariffs to the US 232 aluminum tariffs should not include scrap aluminum. The Trump administration dropped the tariffs shortly before Canadian countermeasures were to be announced. Read Tracy’s interview HERE.
A business in the Niagara region is looking for the following material:Aluminum scrap
Aluminum radiators (May include brass, copper, iron, plastic, etc)
Aluminum extrusion scrap 6061/6000/7000
Aluminum pop cans
Quantities: 500k-1million pounds every year (For Export purposes only)
Interested parties can contact Sultan Husan.
NIAGARA PROCUREMENTS INC
6033 Grey Ave