Montreal Launches Pilot Program to Recycle Polystyrene

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 20, 2014

1 Min Read
Montreal Launches Pilot Program to Recycle Polystyrene

Montreal and the Mississauga, Ontario-based Canadian Plastics Industry Association have launched a pilot program to recycle polystyrene.

The program is aimed particularly at those who are moving, representing nearly 60,000 tons of waste annually. Residents can bring the polystyrene to the Ecocentre LaSalle, according to a news release.

The goal of the pilot program is to recover polystyrene not yet recovered by conventional collection of recycling.

The pilot program runs until Sept. 30.

The material can be recycled into photo frames, coat hangers, flower pots and boxes, cornices, molded parts, insulating panels, protective packaging and office supplies, among other items.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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