Canadian Plastics

Ropak’s geothermal energy strategy featured on CBC TV

Springhill, N.S.-based plastics processor Ropak Canada Inc. was featured in a recent CBC National television story ...

April 7, 2008   Canadian Plastics

Springhill, N.S.-based plastics processor Ropak Canada Inc. was featured in a recent CBC National television story on companies dedicated to improving the environment by going ‘green.’

Over a decade ago, Ropak a manufacturer of plastic tubs, pails and buckets switched from traditional oil heating to a geothermal energy system for heating and cooling their plant. Geothermal energy is heat stored deep beneath the earth’s surface in this case, in lakes at the bottom of abandoned mines.

As a result of the switch, the company was able to cut their heating and cooling costs by 50 per cent, while doubling their plant capacity.

According to Ropak, these savings have helped to keep their business competitive, while also diversifying their product line to include food contact containers.


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