Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Plastic Recycling Industry in Canada

When there is a breakthrough in business or a boom in the market such as the internet boom, there is always niches that will fill the big markets. Just like the internet boom, the environmental boom is happening and niche markets are getting set up. One industry that is becoming a big boom is the plastic recycling industry. This means a great opportunity for BC residents to take a piece of this pie. Whether it is becoming entrepreneurs or getting a green job in this industry.

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) is a “voice of the Canadian Plastics Industry”. They reported that “2,422 companies employing 76,530 workers, Canada’s $17.6-billion plastics industry is a sophisticated, multi-faceted sector encompassing plastic products manufacturing, machinery, moulds, and resins.”[1]. This is just plastic recycling only. One of the companies that is carving out the niche in BC is West coast plastic recycling, who we will be talking with later on this week. Here is our initial interview with them from a few months back.

Written by: Inderpal Brar

[1] http://www.plastics.ca/IndustryProfile/index.php

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