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Quebec aseptics recycling plant (December 01, 2009)

Groupe RCM Inc., a non-profit corporation active in the field of waste recovery and recycling, will soon begin construction of a new processing line at its plant in Yamachiche Quebec. This new installation will allow it to recycle plastic and...


Groupe RCM Inc., a non-profit corporation active in the field of waste recovery and recycling, will soon begin construction of a new processing line at its plant in Yamachiche Quebec. This new installation will allow it to recycle plastic and paper waste, specifically Tetra Pak aseptic containers (for juice, wine, soup, bouillon, milk, etc.) and the cartons usually used for dairy products (milk and cream), as well as plastic (low-density polyethylene) bags and films.

This project represents a total investment of $3.5 million, including contributions from private-sector partners Tetra Pak Canada ($500,00), A. Lassonde Inc. ($100,000) and Natrel ($100,000), as well as the Quebec government corporation Recyc-Quebec ($300,000). Starting next spring, the Yamachiche plant accept these types of wastes from sorting centres in Quebec and other provinces, converting them into granules vi use of a high-speed “thermokinetic” process developed by the Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) in collaboration with Groupe RCM and Tetra Pak.

The project will generate 25 new jobs in Yamachiche, several for disabled workers. Groupe RCM’s objective is to reach a total yearly processing volume of 12,000 tonnes within three years.

Contact Michel Camirand, General Manager, Groupe RCM, 819-296-3701 x222


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