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CPIA partners with Quebec cities for polystyrene recycling


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September 2, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is partnering with the Quebec city of Pointe-Claire to organize special events for polystyrene collection.

Residents of Pointe-Claire are invited to bring the post-cnsumer polystyrene – which is marked with the number “6” inside a triangle – they have collected to the Public Works Yard in Pointe-Claire on September 5 and October 3.

“We are proud to be involved with this polystyrene recycling pilot project on the next two Ecocentre collection days,” said Pointe-Claire mayor Morris Trudeau. “This initiative further proves our commitment to reduce the amount of trash we send to the landfill by adopting the best environmental protection and sustainable development practices. Our citizens have been outstanding environmental stewards for years, and we have led the way in Greater Montreal. Plastic #6 recycling is one example. We want to make this initiative permanent by next year.”

The plastic #6 will be collected by Polyform, a Granby, Que.-based company that recycles millions of kilos of plastic each year, including the polystyrene containers and packaging found regularly in households.

The two recycling days in Pointe-Claire follow an earlier such event held on August 29-30 in the Quebec city of Beaconsfield. More than 500 pounds of polystyrene were collected by Polyform, CPIA said.