CARI staff is monitoring the policy developments below and participating in consultations when necessary.
Please contact me directly at [email protected] with any questions or comments, or if you would like more information about how these policies could affect your recycling business.
CARI President & CEO
The Ministry of Environment in Ontario is proposing new regulations for the recycling of electrical and electronic Equipment (EEE) and batteries.
The proposed changes include adding large batteries weighing more than 5 kilograms, meaning lead-acid batteries would no longer be exempt from stewardship.
Comment submissions due: June 23, 2019
**CARI will submit comments regarding these proposed changes.***
Amendments to the Basel Convention
Non-hazardous plastic that is not recyclable or difficult to recycle is now classified as waste requiring special consideration, meaning transboundary movement of this material has been restricted. (Paraphrased from BIR report, below).
Other proposed changes to the Convention could restrict and control exports of additional scrap materials.
Adina Renee Adler, ISRI's senior director for government relations and international affairs, will provide an update on this issue during the Trade Panel session at CARI's 78th Annual Convention in Mont Tremblant, June 6-8.
US Steel and Aluminum tariffs removed and Canadian countermeasures lifted
As of May 20, the US removed the 25 per cent steel and 10 per cent aluminum tariffs imposed on Canada and Mexico last June. In response, Canada removed reciprocal tariffs on US steel and aluminum as well as duties on 70 other US products. Mexico removed similar countermeasures.
These tariffs were said to have been a barrier to the ratification of USMCA (the new NAFTA). Now that they have been lifted, it's expected that the three governments will attempt to ratify the trade deal.
Join us in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec for CARI's 78th Annual Convention
June 6-8th, 2019
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UPCOMING CARI EVENTS
78th ANNUAL CONVENTION
June 6-8, 2019
BC Chapter Golf Tournament
July 16, 2019 - Start time: 1PM
Northview Golf & Country Club (Ridge Course)
6857 168th Street
Contact [email protected] for more information.
CARI National Summer Event
A Night at the Blue Jays Game
August 8, 2019
October 21, 2019
79th Annual Convention
June 11-13, 2020
Lithium Ion Battery Recycling
July 9-10, 2019
Buffalo, New York
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