By Paul Ploumis 22 Sep 2015 Last updated at 08:33:48 GMT
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) will arrange a tour of the Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC) in order to create awareness about recycling.
CALGARY (Scrap Monster): The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) will organize a tour of the Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC) on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. The tour is being organized in collaboration with the Alberta Plastics Recycling Association (APRA) and the City of Edmonton. The industry body aims to increase awareness about recycling in its ongoing efforts to boost recycling rates.
The tour will help participants to get a closer look at one of the few fully integrated waste management facilities in the entire North American region. The facility incorporates latest equipment and emerging technologies that help convert non-recycled plastics and biomass into alternative fuel sources. It uses integrated state-of-the-art systems to manage residual materials. The tour will cover the Integrated Process and Transfer Facility, the Advanced Energy Research Facility and the Enerkem Alberta Biofuels.
The September 29th event will also feature eminent speakers including Bud Latta, Director, City of Edmonton Waste Management Services and Brian Mills, Plant Manager at Enerkem Alberta Biofuels. The entire process of conversion of non-recyclables into clean fuels and renewable chemicals will be explained in detail. The tour participants will also get a rare chance to have an overview of the various innovations taking place at the plants.
According to Krista Friesen, CPIA’s Vice President of Sustainability, the partnerships with APRA and Edmonton will help to demonstrate what can be done to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic to generate zero-waste.
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is the national voice of Canada’s plastics industry, representing the interests of processors, material suppliers, equipment manufacturers and brand owners across the country.