U.S. and Canadian recycling industry are very well related. Recovered paper, cardboard and plastic are crossing the border quite often. This session is giving some insight about the recycling situation in Canada for curbside collection and deposit schemes.
Paulina Leung, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development of Emterra Group, a family-owned waste diversion and recyclables resource recovery leader in Canada, and Jean-Sébastien Nadeau, director of a municipal-owned MRF in the Lac St-Jean area in Quebec, will first give an overview on how COVID-19 has impacted collection, processing and commodities according to their realities.
Pierre Benabidès, a senior consultant at the Lichens firm, will cover the current situation and the long term anticipated impacts relative to end-markets development for Canadian post-consumer materials, with an emphasis on the North-East situation.
Allen Langdon, President and CEO of Return-It, will discuss how his organization which has over 25 years of leading extended producer responsibility performance in Canada has begun to accelerate its transition to a new kind of greener and contactless system for the collection of refundable beverage containers.