Canadian Packaging

Cutting Edge Recycling Line for Carton Packaging Launches


October 21, 2010
by Canadian Packaging Staff

On Wednesday, October 27, 2010, corporate and environmental leaders will unveil an innovative processing line at Groupe RCM Inc.’s recycling facility in Yamachiche, Qué., which will divert waste from households and business throughout the province. The local project is part of a larger industry strategy to optimize end-of-life recycling management in Canada and featurs the collaboration of Tetra Pak Canada, A. Lassonde Inc., Natrel and Recyc-Québec working with Group RCM to produce a carton recycling solution for Québec.
The processing line uses a high-speed thermokinetic process that is waste-free, transforming all elements of aseptic cartons (caps, straws, etc.) as well as plastic bags and films, into low-density polyethylene (LDPE) granules that are suitable for a wide array of applications, including the manufacture of flower pots, railway ties and pallets. The granules will be marketed to manufacturers across Canada and the U.S. 
Over the next three years, Groupe RCM expects to reach a total yearly processing volume of 12,000 metric tonnes of waste, which is the equivalent of waste to fill more than 2,000 dump trucks.
On opening day, Groupe RCM will host an open-house featuring: Yvon Picotte, president, Groupe RCM; Michel Camirand, general manager, Groupe RCM; Ginette Bureau, president and general director, RECYC-QUÉBEC; Santiago Fourcade, managing director, Tetra Pak Canada; Jean Gattuso, chief executive officer, A. Lassonde Inc., and; Jean Brodeur, vice-president for communications and public relations, Natrel.
For more information, please contact Jessica Goldberg of GolinHarris for Tetra Pak at 416-642-7970 or e-mail at jgoldberg@golinharris.com.