Optimizing plastic recycling with concrete solutions

The result of an unprecedented collaboration between consumer product companies, packaging producers and an industry association, the Circular Plastics Taskforce (CPT) aims at helping build a circular economy for post-consumer plastics in Canada.

How?

Better alignment between the recovery and recycling value chain and end markets for recycled resins.

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Steering Committee and Founding Members

With the support of

Vision

That all plastic packaging put on the market in Quebec and Canada be collected and recycled in keeping with market needs (volumes, grades, quality) to create a circular economy.

Objectif

Optimize plastics management (plastics 1 through 7, rigid and flexible) throughout the recycling value chain through a better alignment between MRFs, processors and the needs of PCR end markets.

The project

Make assumptions of possible ways to improve processes, equipment or technology in sorting centers and processing facilities in order to create a greater synergy within the value chain.

Carry out preliminary simulations to trial the identified improved processes/equipment and propose the selected improvement scenarios that will be put into practice in phase II

Consolidate all the information collected from past and current projects with regards to sorting centres (characterization, performance, equipment) and processors (equipment, needs).

Carry out additional characterizations and analyses to generate missing/complementary information

Determine the needs of different markets for recycled plastics.

Establish the ideal stream for collected plastics and for sorting centres, up to the time they are packaged and transformed by recyclers, to ensure technical compliance so they can be reintegrated in the manufacturing of new products

PHASE 1

November 2019 to December 2020

Value Chain Mapping and Optimization Proposals

PHASE 2

January 2021

Pilot Projects to Test and Monitor Optimization Scenarios

This next phase of the project will implement and test best practices and equipment in a real-world environment with value chain players.

Pilot projects in processing facilities

Pilot projects in sorting centres

Use of recycled materials by end markets

Use of recycled materials by end markets

PHASE 3

Project Replication Outside of Québec

Build on roadmap obtained at the end of phases 1 and 2 and carry out a similar analysis in other markets in order to implement the most promising solutions.

Our Partners

Established in Québec to develop innovative solutions and optimize recycling.

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FINANCIAL PARTNERS

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

ADVISORY PARTNERS

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

7PS

Arrondissement Lachine

Association industrielle de l’est de Montréal

Axipolymer inc.

Balcan

BASF Canada

Canadian Tire

Energiplast

GreenMantra

Groupe Gagnon

Groupe Lavergne

Haycore Canada

IPL Plastics

Krown Corp

Lassonde

Modix Plastique Inc.

National Zero Waste Council

NexKemia Petrochimie

Nova Chemicals

Polymos

Pyrowave

RPM Éco

Sani-Éco

Soprema Canada

TransformAction

Winpak