GreenMantra Technologies Limited and Cleanfarms Inc., members of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) Plastics Division, were recently recognized for their outstanding work in reducing plastic waste in Canada through innovation today.
GreenMantra Technologies Limited, a Brantford, Ontario chemical recycler, will receive $300,000 as part of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s challenge to Canadian companies to find innovative, efficient and cost‑effective ways to recycle single-use personal protective equipment used in healthcare. In total, eight small and medium-sized Canadian companies will receive funding for projects that will support Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Government of Manitoba announced that Cleanfarms Inc. has been chosen to operate a provincially regulated stewardship program on behalf of the agricultural industry and manage the collection and recycling of agricultural plastics. Manitoba producers will be able to drop off used grain bags and plastic baler twine at designated collection sites throughout the province without paying user fees. Cleanfarms, an Etobicoke, Ontario based non-profit environmental stewardship organization focused on agriculture waste management, will arrange for pickup, transportation and recycling of these materials from the collection sites.
“Our Plastics Division members like Green Mantra and Cleanfarms continue to amaze us with their innovative solutions to reducing plastic waste,” said Elena Mantagaris, Vice-President of CIAC’s Plastics Division. “We are delighted that our members have been selected to develop and lead these important solutions for Canadians.”
Members of the CIAC Plastics Division have ambitious targets that underscore our commitment to a future without plastic waste; 100 per cent of plastics packaging being reused, recycled, or recovered by 2040 and 100 per cent of plastics packaging being recyclable or recoverable by 2030.
For full details on the CIAC Plastics Division’s commitments to managing post-consumer plastics, visit GettingPlasticsRight.ca.