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Alberta Plastics Recycling Association

Before you Contact APRA

If you have commercial volumes of plastic that you are looking to recycle we may be able to help. Please review the following questions before contacting us or send these details by email so we can be of more assistance.

  1. Check your plastics for information. Are there any identification codes (#1 through #7) or indication of type of plastic, i.e. Code #, HDPE or PVC or other? Do you have more than one type of plastic or other materials combined? Note any information you find.
  2. How and how often do you receive these plastics? Is your plastics waste a “one-time” occurrence (how much do you have now) or do you receive these types of materials regularly (how much do you generate in a month or a year)? If you don’t have weights or volumes try to quantify this by the amount you receive, i.e. one roll-off bin, a few semi-truck loads etc. Where are the materials located?
  3. Are you able to take photos of the plastics? If you can, please email these photos and make sure to include an item in relation to the objects to provide perspective on size. As an example, park a vehicle or have an employee stand beside the plastics.

We welcome your inquiries!

Mailing Address

Alberta Plastics Recycling Association
Airways R.P.O.
PO Box 56092
Calgary, AB T2E 8K5

Toll Free phone number: 1-855-939-2386
Email: info@albertaplasticsrecycling.com

Stacey Schaub-Szabo, Interim Executive Director
Airways R.P.O.
PO Box 56092
Calgary, AB T2E 8K5
Email: Stacey@albertaplasticsrecycling.com

Board of Directors

Wendy Wright

Wendy Wright

NOVA

President
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As Sustainability Strategic Ventures Manager, Wendy focuses on Circular Economy initiatives across NOVA. This work recognizes the value in post-use plastics and works to extend the lifecycle of plastics products and packaging through innovative practices and initiatives.

She states, “I am proud to be a part of helping NOVA in our commitment to enabling 100 percent of plastics packaging to be recyclable or recoverable by 2030; and 100 percent of plastics packaging is re-used, recycled or recovered by 2040”.

Wendy joined NOVA in 1999. She has worked in multiple areas of the company including Finance, Operations, Commercial and Sustainability. In her current role Wendy, provides leadership to developing and realizing NOVA’s Circular Economy aspirations. Wendy has also served on the Board of Directors of the Joffre Cogen Joint Venture for the past 10 years, representing NOVA in overseeing the operations of Canada’s largest cogeneration power plant.

Wendy holds Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Calgary. She is also a Chartered Accountant and a Project Management Professional. Wendy is based in Calgary, AB.

Courtenay Boyda

Courtenay Boyda

Dow

Vice President
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As Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S) Regional Delivery Manager, Courtenay has responsibility for several key environmental regulatory portfolios for Dow’s Alberta Operations and multiple sustainability initiatives advancing Dow’s ambitious 2025 Sustainability Goals. Courtenay is also the Dow Canada Responsible Care Code Coordinator, where she leads Dow Canada’s adherence to the Responsible Care® codes and Principles of Sustainability. Courtenay utilizes her strengths as a relationship builder to develop strong well-established relationships with provincial and federal environmental regulatory agencies, as well as a broad network of industry, vendor, community, and stakeholder relationships.

Courtenay joined Dow in 2007, where she spent the first eight years of her career in various manufacturing roles supporting production, projects, and major turnarounds. She joined EHS&S in 2015 as an EH&S Regulatory Specialist. Courtenay holds a Bachelors of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering and is a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) in the province of Alberta.  

Courtenay is an active volunteer both at Dow and in her community, with a focus on supporting inclusion, diversity & equity (ID&E), mental health, sustainability, and environmental programs. She is based in the Greater Edmonton area.

Kevin Kernaghan

Kevin Kernaghan

Polycycle Environmental

Secretary-Treasurer
Tom Moore

Tom Moore

Commission Manager, Westlock Regional Waste Management Commission

Director
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Tom Moore is the Commission Manager for the Westlock Regional Waste Management Commission in Westlock Alberta and owner of Tom Moore Consulting. Tom has over 15 years of experience in Policy and Bylaw Development, and H&S program development and management.

Tom has 11 years of experience in the waste management field. Tom was the landfill manager during the 2011 wildfire that burned up one third of the residences in the Town of Slave Lake and Municipal District of Lesser Slave River. During the cleanup Tom’s initiative was to recycle as much material as possible as well as be as environmentally responsible as possible, an estimated 80+% was recycled. Tom received the Alberta Emerald Award for his efforts in this challenge.

Tom is active in Alberta Coordinated Action for Recycling Enterprises (CARE) as chairman and a board member with the Northern Lights Chapter of Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). Tom has served on the APRA Board since 2019.

Stephanie Kristensen

Stephanie Kristensen

Inter Pipeline

Director
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Stephanie is currently the Regulatory Compliance Officer with Inter Pipeline (2022-Present). She has been with Inter Pipeline for four years, in the capacity of Manager, ESG Integration (2021-2022) and Regulatory Specialist (2018-2021). Stephanie has 15 years of experience in regulatory compliance, environmental science, and sustainability. She previously held roles in environmental consulting and research managing large infrastructure projects, overseeing project teams, conducting field work, and doing data analysis and reporting. Stephanie holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Calgary, an M.Sc. in Water Science (thesis/research based) from the University of Saskatchewan and a BA in Physical Geography from the University of British Columbia.

Dave Schwass

Dave Schwass, P.Chem, CPEA, EP(CEA), FCIC

 

Director
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Dave retired from his position in May 2021 as Sr. Advisor – Environment at NOVA Chemicals. Dave provided environmental leadership and support across the company and to industry associations representing chemical and plastics manufacturing and research in North America. He engaged in environmental policy and program development involving the federal and provincial governments, industry groups and NGOs.

Dave has over than 31 years of environmental, health and safety experience within federal and provincial governments, consulting, domestic and international gas pipeline and chemical and plastics manufacturing businesses. Dave has been elected a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada and is a recipient of the Frank W. Bachelor Award for Service to the Chemical Profession, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada’s President Award, Canadian Plastics Industry Association’s CanPlast Award and NOVA Chemicals’ Excellence In Responsible Care® Award.

Dave served as President of APRA for 21 years and is a Director of Rockyview Gas Co-op and Past-President of the Canadian Society for Chemistry. Dave lives in a rural community near Calgary.

Bryan Sullivan

Bryan Sullivan

Director
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Bryan Sullivan is a Mechanical Engineer who worked for Dow Canada for over 25 years in various capacities at the Fort Saskatchewan site as well as special projects in the United States, the Middle East, Europe and other parts of Canada.

Bryan’s career also led him to his passion for managing and recycling plastics. He is one of the founding facilitators of APRA and has been a board member since the mid-90s. He retired from Dow in 2008 and lives on a small farm near Gibbons, Alberta.

Darryl Wolski

Darryl Wolski

Merlin Plastics

Director
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Darryl Wolski is the Purchasing Manager for Merlin Plastics. Merlin Plastics is a processor of post-consumer and post-industrial plastics, taking them from commodity resin to engineering grade across Canada and the USA.

Darryl’s career history is broad, covering various specialties in solid waste and recycling over the past 22 years. He started his career with the City of Airdrie as the Solid Waste Coordinator. Darryl was one of the cofounders in the startup of e-Cycle Solutions, an electronics recycling processor in Airdrie, AB. Darryl is also committed to volunteering; he has been on the Recycling Council of Alberta Board for 10 years, including two years as president, on the Beverage Container Management Board for 3 years, and the Alberta Plastics Recycling Association Board for the past four.

Dan Zembal

Dan Zembal

Alberta Waste and Recycling

Director
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Dan Zembal has over 25 years of management and leadership experience in waste management and recycling. He is an active environmental champion and has served on numerous boards, committees and organizations that promote and facilitate environmentally sustainable solutions. Dan is the founder and owner of Alberta Waste and Recycling, a Calgary-based company focusing on providing innovative, cost-effective construction waste and recycling solutions and facilities in southern and central Alberta. He is also co-founder/co-owner of PolyAg Recycling, a recycling company that processes agricultural plastic waste in Alberta and Saskatchewan into PCR pellets. Dan has a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Victoria and has won numerous awards for academic excellence.

Dan has played a key role in the development of recycling programs, services and policies for the Construction and Demolition industry in Alberta. As an innovator, his company Alberta Waste and Recycling, was one of the first recycling businesses in Alberta to successfully recycle asphalt shingles and drywall. Dan was recognized by the construction industry as one of its “Movers and Shakers”. His company received the Recycling Council of Alberta’s 2011 Rs of Excellence award for Leadership in C&D Recycling.

You got to be passionate about what you do.