Sims Recycling Solutions
On February 9th, CBJ had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS) newest recycling facility, located in Mississauga. The 287,000 square foot facility is home to Sims’ most advanced recycling technology that will process end-of-life electronics, known as waste electronics electrical equipment (WEEE) or e-waste.
For the Mississauga facility, Sims included a “fully mechanized cathode ray tube (CRT) recycling process that yields commodity grades of leaded and non-leaded glass from monitors and televisions; better metals recycling technologies; and the newest plastic separation technology allowing for closed loop recycling of plastics,” says the company announcement. At peak operational capacity, the location will recycle 100,000 metric tonnes of waste electronic and electrical equipment annually.
On hand for the opening were over 200 guests including MPP Amrit Mangat, Ontario Minister of Environment John Wilkinson, Beatrice Olivastri of Friends of the Earth, and executives from Sims worldwide divisions.
Cindy Coutts, President of SRS-Canada, said at the event, “Sims recycling solutions is committed to continuous improvement,” and that the facility was evidence of this. “We are the new form of conscious capitalism.”
“We are investing in green technology. This helps us as we move toward a more sustainable society. How interesting it is that this building, before Sims, housed a tier-two automotive company from the old manufacturing industry that went bankrupt and is now replaced by a green investment into the green economy creating green jobs.”
The new site will provide electronic recycling services to residential consumers, businesses, governments, and provincial programs throughout Canada and is set to startup processing shortly.