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Canadian e-waste offered national representation

Electronics recyclers across Canada will be interested in an offer from the Canadian Association of Recycling Indus...


Electronics recyclers across Canada will be interested in an offer from the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) to expand its organization to represent their needs and interests. The advent of far-reaching recycling regulations at both the provincial and federal levels offers both opportunity and complexity to those recycling e-waste. The concept and framework for this approach will be presented during a conference to be held on May 3, 2007 in Barrie, Ontario. E-recyclers across Canada are encouraged to attend to help formulate the organization and assure their interests are best represented.

The meeting will be held in conjunction with Electronics Product Stewardship Canada (EPSC) and the Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) and will include interactive discussions on materials markets, industry-led qualifications and operating standards, a complete regulatory update and tours of two major electronic scrap processing operations located in Barrie; MaSeR Canada and GEEP.

Over the past couple of years, CARI has been receiving more and more inquiries from electronics recyclers across Canada for collaboration and support said Len Shaw, Executive Director of CARI. Since 1941 CARI has been committed to meeting the needs of the broad spectrum of scrap processors and last fall the board of directors approved the development of a formal forum for this industry within CARI.

The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn in Barrie on May 3 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Interested recyclers can obtain a complete agenda and registration information by emailing CARI at donna.turner-cari@on.aibn.com

Note: CARI Executive Director Len Shaws article on preventing scrap metal theft appears in the upcoming April/May edition of Solid Waste & Recycling magazine.


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