New Innovation Challenges

New Innovation Challenges

Environment and Climate Change Canada Phase 2 recipients and nine new Plastics and Clean Technology Challenges Innovative Solutions Canada Program Through the Innovative Solutions Canada Challenge Stream, the Government of Canada invites small and medium-sized...
Funding for Zero Plastic Waste Initiatives

Funding for Zero Plastic Waste Initiatives

The Zero Plastic Waste Initiative aims to effect change across the plastics lifecycle to increase waste collection, improve value recovery, and prevent and remove plastic pollution. It supports projects that use innovative approaches leading to measurable, positive...
Waste to Energy Symposium Presentations Now Available

Waste to Energy Symposium Presentations Now Available

On March 12, 2020, the Alberta Plastics Recycling Association and Recycling Council of Alberta hosted a full-day symposium on Waste to Energy (WtE). 170 people attended and over a dozen speakers. Copies of presentations are now available:...
Recycling red tape reduced

Recycling red tape reduced

Government is making it easier for the province’s recycling industry to set surcharges to better respond to changing market conditions. The implementation of fee changes to products in the provincial paint, oil, electronics and tire recycling programs previously...
Recyclers try to get the measure of ag plastics

Recyclers try to get the measure of ag plastics

Plastics play a major role in farm supply needs, from grain bags to bale wrap and twine. An Alberta analysis of waste plastic, completed this fall, estimates total agricultural plastic waste in the province in 2019 to be somewhere between 7,044 and 11,384 tonnes. A...
City of Calgary Operation Clean Sweep Workshop a Success

City of Calgary Operation Clean Sweep Workshop a Success

On November 19, the Alberta Plastics Recycling Association (APRA) and the City of Calgary hosted an Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) workshop for members of the plastics industry in Calgary. There were 27 in attendance representing 14 companies across the City and region....