Material quality in Ontario’s blue box recycling programs has been deteriorating steadily over the past few years as more and more recyclables are being collected. The desire to collect a wider array of materials, and the way they are collected is placing a strain on processing facilities to ensure a clean product for end markets.
The Association of Municipal Recycling Coordinators hosts a workshop in Oakville, October 30, which seeks to address those concerns. The workshop will feature retailers who provide the feedstocks for recycling programs, those who have to process and sell them, and those who buy them.
Keynote speakers from the US-based Association of Post-consumer Plastics Recyclers and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition will also bring their perspective to the issues. The cost of the workshop, being held at the Holiday Inn Select at 427 and Bronte Road, is $125 for AMRC, $175 for future members.