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Posted by: Barry @ SKR on 12/23/03 Title: Manitoba - Future Recycling Mecca of Canada...
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Ourselves, along with another recylgin company have a desire to create a Canadian Reyclcing Mecca here in Manitoba. Any tactics you have found helpful in pushing governement & industry to 'go green' and try to strive for a 99% - 100% recycling of waste would be appreciated.

Also, once in full swing, we will be acceptign a variety of hard to recycle materials, objects, etc. We will be primarily 'upcycling', rather than grinding plastics, glass,etc. "Recycling" in that manner will be the 'bottom end', to prevent the majority of our waste from goign to landfill. Our eventual goal is to have a 1% - 0% waste.

Responses

Posted by: Barry @ SKR on 12/23/03 Title: Re: Manitoba - Future Recycling Mecca of Canada...
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Please forgive the typos, I am having an 'arthritic' day.

Posted by: Editor on 12/23/03 Title: Re: Manitoba - Future Recycling Mecca of Canada...
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Hi Barry,

It is useful to see what approaches have been taken in other Provinces (Look in the Waste Management / Recycling section of 'Enviro Topics') at http://www.canadianenvironmental.com/envirotopics

For example, in 1995, Nova Scotia passed the Nova Scotia Environment Act and the province formally adopted a target of 50% diversion of solid waste from disposal by the year 2000. They succeeded in achieving that goal and continue in their efforts. Detailed information including strategies implemented are provided on the Nova Scotia Solid Waste Resource Management website at http://www.gov.ns.ca/enla/emc/wasteman/

All the best with your new venture,

Editor

Posted by: Brent on 1/5/04 Title: Re: Manitoba - Future Recycling Mecca of Canada...
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I would be intrested in knowing how things go for you. Glass is one thing I can't find a recycler for that is close to me.

Brent Yorkton, Sk.

Posted by: David Ortlieb on 1/14/04 Title: Re: Manitoba - Future Recycling Mecca of Canada...
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If you start such a program we are interested in all your plastic.

Posted by: Barry @ SKR on 1/14/04 Title: Re: Manitoba - Future Recycling Mecca of Canada...
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David, let us know what kinds of plastics you are accepting, whether you pick up, prices, and what kind of state it has to be in to get those prices. We know that we will end up with varying degrees of sorted, as well as "mixed" unknown plastics lots. Also looking for a realistic buyer of #7, consisting largely of computer cases & related, but may contain other #7's. We will have quite small quantities of household container types of plastic, though, most will be electronics cases, and other hard plastics, ranging from parts of toys, electronics housings, small bits of polypropylene scrap, plastic bags of few different types, etc.

Posted by: Leo on 2/25/04 Title: Re: Manitoba - Future Recycling Mecca of Canada...
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I work part-time for a rural RM in southern Manitoba. I am frustrated by the amount of potential recyclable material ending in land fill, at the high cost per tonne to bury it to boot. Drywall, asphalt shingles, and all forms of plastic you can think of are the major problem areas. Would be interested in any information on possible opportunities to recycle this material. Many of the RM's in Manitoba are not taking any initiative on the whole recycling issue, and as low man on the totem pole I need more information before proposing solutions to the powers that be.

Thanks, Leo

Posted by: Barry @ SKR on 2/26/04 Title: Re: Manitoba - Future Recycling Mecca of Canada...
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Leo, we will hopefully be doing a pilot program with a rural Manitoba town, possible sometime this year, dealing with a variety of electronic waste, including computers, household electronics, telecommunication equipment, obsolete office equipment, and obsolete institutional equipment/materials (microfiche readers, projectors, 16MM films, VHS tapes, obsolete CDs, etc) Also, if there is any busiensses or factories in your area creating waste that is hitting the landfill, we may have a use for some of their waste stream, depending on what they produce.

Where are you, exactly? If it is in the same area as the other town, on the way there, or close to Winnipeg, perhaps we can send a similar proposalfor a pilot project that can be presented to your town/minicipal council as an option to keep the material out of the landfill.

We are also considering adding various household items that we can salvage parts & pieces from for use in our other projects. Such items will likely include lamps, solid wood furniture, wood crates, and a number of other items.

One other idea that we have currently brewing is a use for uncontaminated waste woods (pallet woods, untreated fence boards, off cuts, etc), as well as for chipboard based items, (old countertops, furniture, etc). This project will take a couple years or more to reach an experimental point, as we have much going on at the moment.

As for C&D (Construction & Demolition) waste, there is some research & even use of ashphalt shingles being processed & used in road ashphalt, so maybe the town could get creative with that. As for drywall, technically it is recyclable into new drywall, but it is not cost effective in most cases, currently. If the government would take the initiative and create legislation that forces manufacturers to have a certain recycled content in their product, it would increase materials recovery everywhere, and would simultaneously create a much better market for those materials. Government moves far slower than the fast growing problem of C&D waste, though. The politicians need a kick in the butts to get them to realize that recycling is as important to our well being as healthcare & other such things.

Posted by: Harry on 3/1/04 Title: Re: Manitoba - Future Recycling Mecca of Canada...
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Greetings, Interesting concept... support the idea fully. We recently developed a solid fuel using recycled waste diverted from landfills. We would be interested in talking with the powers that be if they are interested in converting the waste to "clean" combustible renewable fuels in various configurations. Check out the benifits of the fuel at http://cei.bravehost.com/index.html

Good luck

Harry

Posted by: Barry @ SKR on 3/1/04 Title: Re: Manitoba - Future Recycling Mecca of Canada...
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Harry, we are also developing a fire log product line. However, we may be interested in carrying your product in our retail store with some of the other enviromentally beneficial products we will be carrying. Email us with the information (price points, display materials available, etc). We may also be interested in producing the log under license, rather than going to the trouble of pursuing our own perfected product, depending on cost. I'm sure our clients have the raw materials in their waste streams that we could easily obtain. We have sourced the materials necessary to develop our own 'campfire log', 'fireplace log' and firestarters, and make them with a low cost production method, with a custom manufactured machine. The major bonus is that our machine can also be made with 90% to 99% recycled materials as well. We may be able to produce both products in tandem, maybe even 'trade' methods.

Posted by: Leo on 3/2/04 Title: Re: Manitoba - Future Recycling Mecca of Canada...
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Hi Barry,

Thanks for the quick response. I am located in the RM of Lorne in south-central Manitoba. There are a hand full of villages including the town of Somerset where I am located. I work part time for the Waste Transfer Depot for the municipality of Lorne, which is one of two such facilities in the RM. These two depots temporarily store and sort the waste stream. Unfortunately a great percentage of the waste is shipped to landfill facilities in a neighbouring RM. The project you mentioned sounds very interesting. If you wanted I could put you in contact with someone on the municipal council who could give you a better idea of what the RM has to offer to such a project. I know eliminating as much waste from going to landfill is concern of the RM and villages in the area, as tonnage fees are becoming burdon to the budget.

Thanks, Leo Bessette Somerset MB.

Posted by: Barry @ SKR on 3/4/04 Title: Re: Manitoba - Future Recycling Mecca of Canada...
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Thanks for the additioanl information Leo.

Somerset is a couple hours out of the way of the other town, which is in South Western Manitoba. However, we will still consider a possible program, if we can think of some unique ways to get the materials from Somerset area to Winnipeg cost effectively. Are there any businesses or industry in the area that transport loads to Winnipeg on a weekly/monthly/bimonthly basis which would have empty space in/on which to put pallets of materials?

Barry

Posted by: Harry on 3/26/04 Title: Re: Manitoba - Future Recycling Mecca of Canada...
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Hi Barry,

Sorry I took so long in getting back to you on this site to answer your post. Why don't you give me a call at 506-339-9103. Maybe we can discuss what we can do together. The process that is involved to manufacture the fuel is very straight forward. No real science to it. We are in the process of of setting up "modular plants" than can be transplanted anywhere in the country. We would be very interested in talking to you about a possible licensing option. We have had disuccions with small (30,000 people) towns that send their "garbage" elsewhere to be recycled. This of course is costing them "money" that they don't have. We can convert their "garbage" into environmentally friendly fuel. Local renewable resources..means local employment..energy savings, and so on. Give me a call and we will talk.

regards

Harry

Posted by: Barry @ SKR on 5/26/04 Title: Re: Manitoba - Future Recycling Mecca of Canada...
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Harry, Just found your post, actually. Didn't get an email from the site telling us it was there, actually.

Very busy at the moment, just finished a large clean-up of a 50,000 sqr foot building that has taken a month to complete.

Will try to give you a call in the near future.

Posted by: Barry @ SKR on 6/4/04 Title: Re: Manitoba - Future Recycling Mecca of Canada...
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Harry, if you are keeping track of this thread, email us at salvagekraft@shaw.ca & we can discuss things via email. Not much time left in my days for conversation lately, as I am run off my feet with numerous projects.

Posted by: Faisal on 6/13/04 Title: Re: Manitoba - Future Recycling Mecca of Canada...
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Hi all, i just want to know something guys. I live in brampton which is in GTA Ontario. Guys i want to start a recycling and sorting bussiness such as clothes and etc. Guys can you tell me how does it work? How can i get the contracts? Who should be i targeting to get the contract and so on any help would be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail me at mkhan27@hotmail.com Thank you in advance.

Posted by: Egmonster on 1/19/05 Title: Re: Manitoba - Future Recycling Mecca of Canada...
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Our landfill here in coastal BC has a friendly feature: a "share shed" where some of the choicest stuff is kept out of the rain for a while, and passed on for a token price (a bike is a big ticket item at $5). Local thrift stores take non-cloth items there to make room for new stuff.

Posted by: David Ortlieb on 5/10/05 Title: Re: Manitoba - Future Recycling Mecca of Canada...
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Do you have a source for LDPE

Posted by: Linda English on 7/14/05 Title: Re: Manitoba - Future Recycling Mecca of Canada...
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Hello all, I'm a Manitoban who is currently working in Chile and I am looking for recycled transparent LDPE in reprocessed pellets or film scrap (non-stretch), not co-extruded. It would be fantastic if I could find a source from my home province! If you have any information on this material please send me an email at linda@calalsa.cl. Thank you for your assistance!

Posted by: greg hall on 12/15/05 Title: Re: Manitoba - Future Recycling Mecca of Canada...
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Greetings from Thompson!. I am trying to gather information about what companies buy recycled metals, textiles and the like here in MB. Our landfill will be closing in a few years and I am trying to put together a proposal so that we do not need another one like the one we had. The object is about 75% diversion. Any advice would be appreciated.


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