NEWSLETTER OF THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF RECYCLING INDUSTRIES
Vol. 24, Issue 10, October 2019
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
Important meetings of the minds out west
In October, CARI President Tracy Shaw and I headed west for broad and fruitful discussions with members in Alberta and B.C. We toured their facilities, were happy to learn how they are innovating, and sat down to talk about issues they have been facing in their specific regions and how CARI can help.
A good many members expressed concerns about the markets, labour shortages (particularly for drivers), and the industry’s ongoing challenges with public perception. We also explored issues including safety programs and certification, stewardship programs and their effect on material flow, as well as succession planning.
CARI plans to provide the entire membership with resources and information on many of these fronts over the course of next year, through webinars and during sessions planned for our annual convention in Halifax next summer.
However, we’d like to remind members that they need not wait for our initiatives and are encouraged to reach out to CARI at any time for assistance with resources and advocacy. Contact CARI President Tracy Shaw to get a conversation started: [email protected].
22nd CONSUMERS’ NIGHT RECAP
There were many familiar faces on hand as well as some new ones for the 22nd annual Consumers’ Night networking evening on Monday, October 21 at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto.
A healthy showing of representatives from the CARI membership were joined by representatives from prominent consumer companies in our industry Kaiser Aluminum, Glencore, ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Gerdau, TMS International, Rochester Aluminum, Real Alloys, and Ingot Metal.
Attendees enjoyed also a wide variety of tasteful food stations as well as first-rate hospitality from Omni King Edward staff.
CARI thanks all who attended and expresses special thanks to the event sponsor, Royce Corporation.
FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON STEWARDSHIP ONTARIO MHSW WIND-UP PLAN
The Authority is currently seeking industry input on Stewardship Ontario’s proposed plan to wind up the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program. Click here to view the proposed plan.
Feedback can be shared with the Authority until November 21, 2019 by emailing [email protected]. Feedback is welcomed from all MHSW program participants, municipalities, the public, and other interested stakeholders.
TWO LOSSES FOR THE INDUSTRY
CARI is saddened to note the passing of two contributors to our industry based in Brantford, Ontario, Bob Merritt and his son Kyle Merritt.
Bob passed away on September 3 and Kyle on October 12, 2019.
Celebration of life services were held in October for Bob and Kyle at the Sydenham-Heritage United Church in Brantford.
We recognize their contributions to the Canadian recycling industry and express our sympathies to their families and friends.