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Canada Fibers & Urban Polymers MRF & PRF Tour

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Sustainability Plastic Canada Fibers & Urban Polymers Material Recovery Facility MRF PAC PAC Packaging Consortium Plastic Recycling Facility PRF

See the circular economy in action at Canada Fibers’s resource recovery and recycling campus - a PAC, Packaging Consortium-sponsored event.

Canada Fibers & Urban Polymers MRF & PRF Tour

See the circular economy in action at Canada Fibers’s resource recovery and recycling campus – a PAC, Packaging Consortium-sponsored event.

Come visit Canada Fibers & Urban Polymers’ unique, vertically-integrated site in Toronto, featuring state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facilities (MRF) and a Plastic Recycling Facility (PRF).

Tours will start in the larger MRF, where visitors will see where the City of Toronto’s Blue Box material is processed.


Processing capacity of approximately 260,000 tonnes of recyclables per year, makes it the largest single-stream MRF in Canada. Visitors will have the opportunity to follow some of the bales from the MRFs, next door to Urban Polymers. There, it is sorted, ground, and washed by plastic type and color, and either flaked or compounded into small colorful pellets that are exceptional in quality and purity for post-consumer resins. These sustainable resources go on to be used in the production of packaging, automotive parts, construction and home improvement products.

This tour is an exclusive opportunity to see resource sortation and reintegration on one property. Visitors will gain a unique perspective into how the circular economy is already in motion at Canada Fibers’s 12 facilities located throughout Ontario.

Who should attend:
Brand owners, packaging manufacturers and designers, municipalities, etc.
Do you want to understand what happens to paper and packaging material beyond the bin? Do you want to see local solutions for closing the loop on end-of-life plastic resources?

Please register for either the morning or afternoon session.

We encourage all visitors to join the networking lunch at 11:30AM.

  • Companies hosting plant tours have the exclusive right to allow or deny participation in the plant tour;
  • Safety shoes are required. Please bring your own;
  • You must pre-register to attend. No walk-ins will be permitted;
  • Due to limited space – no more than two people per company permitted.

Register now! Limited spaces available.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Morning Session:
9:00AM – Registration and light refreshments
9:15 – 11:15AM – Presentation and tour
11:30AM – 12:30PM – Lunch catered onsite

Afternoon Session:

12:30PM – Registration
12:45 – 2:45PM – Presentation and tour

130 Arrow Road
Toronto, ON
M9M 2M1

Price CDN $ US $
PAC NEXT Member $70 $60
PAC Member $85 $75
Non-Member $115 $100

Register in Canadian funds HERE
Register in US funds HERE

For more information contact Rachel Morier at 416-727-3512 or via e-mail at


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