Canada’s First Container and Plastics Recovery Facility

As a clean technology company, ReVital Polymers Inc. is contributing to Ontario’s transition to a circular economy. Recently opened and centrally located in the City of Sarnia, Ontario, ReVital is the first facility in Canada, and one of the newest and most advanced recovery facilities in North America, that combines a Container Recovery Facility (CRF) and a Plastics Recovery Facility (PRF) in one location.

It is a stable, dependable end-market for plastic packaging and products recovered in municipal and industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) recycling programs in Ontario, across Canada and throughout the USA. Its sister CRF, located in New Westminster, British Columbia, represents more than $20 million in new investment and is the cornerstone of that province’s extended producer responsibility program (via Recycle BC) for packaging and printed paper (PPP). These are the only two CRFs in Canada.

ReVital’s proprietary process incorporates state-of-the-art technology that sorts and converts recovered plastics into discrete resin types, tailored to specific customer end-use applications. This customized approach ensures ReVital improves recovery rates for end-of-life products and packaging, extends material value and utility through better end-of-life management and allows manufacturers and retailers to offer new products that incorporate recycled content.

ReVital also recycles the entire spectrum of paper and metal that is part of plastic packaging. This fully integrated system closes the recycling loop and provides a viable domestic market in North America that is critical as traditional overseas markets shrink in the wake of China’s National Sword announcement, which proposes a ban on imports of 24 categories of recovered waste resources.

ReVital is owned and operated by two circular economy pioneers, Emmie Leung and Tony Moucachen.

Emmie is the founder and CEO of Emterra Group, a national leader in waste resources management that annually markets more than 500,000 tonnes of recyclables. Headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, Emterra offers municipal and ICI customers across Canada and in the State of Michigan an integrated approach to collecting, processing and marketing recyclables, organic waste, liquid waste, waste and used tires. Emterra has more than a dozen material recovery facilities, including a secure waste liquid processing plant in Hamilton that generates a closed loop, industrial grade ethanol. Emterra is one of Canada’s most progressive and largest users of cleaner-running compressed natural gas trucks. www.emterra.ca

Tony is the founder and president of Merlin Plastics Group that is headquartered in Delta, British Columbia. Merlin is a well-recognized veteran of the North American plastic packaging recycling and remarketing industry. Serving customers throughout Canada and the USA, Merlin processes industrial and post-consumer rigid and flexible plastic packaging through its network of plants in British Columbia, Alberta, Oregon and California and has obtained two FDA-approvals for post-consumer resin PET flake for food contact in consumer food packaging applications. www.merlinplastics.com