North America should focus on collection of ‘clean’ PE films, says CPIA
MONTREAL: Based on the study conducted across North America, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) says North America should focus on collection of ‘clean’ polyethylene films.
The study sees remote chance of technological development in the immediate future to effectively sort out PE films from other film types. It may take some more years before reprocessors can effectively sort non-polyethylene into different resin streams.
According to available data, nearly 3000 tonnes of kerbside film was purchased for recycling in Canada and USA, which constitutes only 50% of the total capacity of 5,000 tonnes.
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is the voice of the sophisticated and multi-faceted $17.6 billion Canadian Plastics Industry, which encompasses plastic products manufacturing, machinery, moulds, and resins. With over 2,422 companies employing 76,530 workers, CPIA is committed to increasing the amount of plastic and the different types of plastic waste being diverted from landfill through the use of various waste management options, such as reuse, recycle and energy recovery.