Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. The Company employs 11,000 employees, who work in more than 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers have come to rely on.
Return-It (Canada) is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit, product stewardship corporation with beverage container management as our core business. Our mandate is to develop, manage and improve systems to recover used packaging and end-of-life products from consumers and ensure that they are properly recycled and not land-filled or incinerated.
Gala Dinner Sponsor
As Western Canada’s largest independent rendering company, we are a Vancouver-based, family owned and operated company that started over 50 years ago as a single butcher shop. Now we conduct operations in Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Vancouver and Nanaimo, providing a necessary service to farms, feedlots, restaurants, supermarkets and processors of beef, pork, poultry, and fish. In total, we recycle about 1 billion pounds of raw material every year in Western Canada and help sustain our food industry.
RCBC Environmental Awards Sponsors
The British Columbia Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) is a not-for-profit organization open to all brand-owners of lubricating oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers in British Columbia. Headquartered in Chilliwack, BCUOMA aims to facilitate and increase the collection, management and recycling of used oil and used antifreeze materials in British Columbia. The used oil and antifreeze materials recycling program offers British Columbians an environmentally friendly and cost-effective solution to dispose of used oil, used antifreeze, oil filters, as well as plastic oil and antifreeze containers.
Gala Reception Sponsor
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), is the national voice for plastics in Canada. With over 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. The CPIA is a dynamic, member-driven organization dedicated to the growth of plastics businesses and helping the industry reach its full potential. We are an advocacy association, and we speak with one powerful voice.
Plenary 4 Sponsor
Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that operates regulated recycling programs across Canada. We ensure that end-of-life electronics are handled in a safe, secure and environmentally-sound manner. Through our programs, we keep 100,000 metric tonnes of old electronics out of landfills each year. That’s roughly equivalent to 20,000 elephants. End-of-life electronics are dropped off at EPRA authorized collection sites, including drop-off centres, return-to-retail locations and at special collection events, in well over 2,000 locations across the country.
Thursday Lunch Sponsor
ElectroRecycle is a small appliance recycling program that accepts over 120 products, ranging in size from toasters and electric toothbrushes to countertop microwaves and vacuum cleaners. ElectroRecycle is run by the Canadian Electrical Stewardship Association (CESA) and managed by Regeneration.
Thursday Refreshment Breaks Sponsor
Est. in 1985, New West Gypsum Recycling was born from a need to recover and recycle gypsum wallboard production scrap and construction waste – we are one of the first companies to return waste materials back into a valuable resource. Our goal is that no gypsum material ever ends up in a landfill. Since there is no product degradation during the recycling process, gypsum is aninfinite re-use material. NWGR works with recycling associations, green building associations and governments to educate and bring awareness to industry stakeholders so that landfill does not have to be a choice for gypsum.
Friday Lunch Sponsor
Product Care Recycling has devised, implemented, and led successful waste diversion programs across Canada and in the United States. We currently manage stewardship programs in BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, PEI and Washington State.
Opening Keynote Sponsor
Tire Stewardship BC is a not-for-profit society formed to manage BC's tire recycling program. The program collects an Advance Disposal Fee, commonly referred to as an eco fee, on the sale of every new tire. The fees are used to pay for transporting and recycling BC generated scrap tires ensuring that the tires are disposed of in environmentally responsible ways instead of ending up in our landfills.
Friday Breakfast Sponsor
Recycle BC is a non-profit organization responsible for residential and printed paper recycling throught BC. Recycle BC ensures household materials are collected, sorted and responsibly recycled. Recycle BC is funded by over 1,200 businesses that supply packaging and printed paper to BC residents.
Thursday Breakfast Sponsor
BC Brewers’ Recycled Container Collection Council (BRCCC) is responsible for the collection of refillable glass beer and cider bottles (which are returned to brewers for re-use), metal beverage alcohol cans (which are compacted for efficient processing) and their associated secondary packaging (cases, cartons, can rings, etc.).
Welcome Reception Sponsor
Founded in 1994, Call2Recycle—North America’s first and largest battery stewardship program—is a non-profit organization that collects and recycles batteries at no cost for municipalities, businesses and consumers. 2014 commemorated Call2Recycle’s 20th anniversary in battery collection and recycling. Since 1996, Call2Recycle has diverted more than 45 million kilograms (100 million pounds) of batteries and cellphones from the solid waste stream and established over 30,000 collection sites throughout Canada and the U.S. It is the first program of its kind to receive the Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2) certification.
Wednesday Refreshment Break Sponsor
The Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) was formed to respond to government and environmental issues relating to the efficient collection and safe disposal of unused or expired health products returned by the public in provinces having regulations requiring industry stewardship programs. The British Columbia Medications Return Program (BCMRP) is administered by HPSA and funded by brand-owners selling medications in British Columbia. This program provides the health products industries with a collective means of adhering to the requirements of the British Columbia Recycling Regulation. Through the BCMRP the public can return their post-consumer medications including all prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, natural health products, patches and inhalers for responsible disposal.
Speaker Gifts Sponsor
Merlin Plastics is a processor of post-consumer and post-industrial plastic. We process PE film scrap (printed and non-printed), industrial injection moulded plastic pails, post-consumer blow moulding high density polyethylene (e.g., milk jug containers), as well as PET (e.g., soft drink containers) and some industrial scrap from commodity resin to engineering grade.
Wine Sponsor (Gala Dinner)
Recycle My Cell is a national industry initiative led by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) along with its members (wireless manufacturers and service providers) to raise awareness about mobile device recycling.
Blue Planet Recycling provides post-industrial recycling solutions for various manufacturing industries. We are committed to value added programs that benefit our environment but remain conscious of the needs of our industrial clients. Blue Planet Recycling programs are designed with value in mind – every program is customized to the individual needs of each customer, taking great care to bring efficiency to the bottom line.
Registration Table Sponsor
Quite simply, Big Truck Rental is North America’s number one source for refuse rental trucks. We offer Front Loaders, Side Loaders, Rear Loaders and Roll-Off garbage trucks, all backed by the only nationally serviced and maintained rental fleet in the industry.
The Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable (MARR) is a not-for-profit stewardship agency created to implement and operate a stewardship plan for end-of-life major household appliances in the province of British Columbia (BC) on behalf of the major appliance "producers" who are obligated under the BC Recycling Regulation. The stewardship plan was developed jointly by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers Canada (AHAM Canada) and Retail Council of Canada (RCC) in response to the requirements of the BC Recycling Regulation.