March 23, 2017
Waste resources and recycling industry veterans Tony Moucachen and Emmie Leung have announced the name of their Ontario-based plastic packaging recycling company – ReVital Polymers Inc. – and unveiled a new website, revitalpolymers.com.
Ms. Leung and Mr. Moucachen formed a partnership last summer to acquire the assets of Entropex including a 180,000-square foot recycling facility located in Sarnia, Ontario to form ReVital Polymers Inc. ReVital recovers post-consumer and post-industrial plastics and processes these materials into discrete resin types, tailoring them to specific customer end use applications.
“Our process allows us to customize production to meet the specific needs of our customers, contributing to more sustainable products made from recycled content,” Moucachen said. He noted that ReVital recycles the entire spectrum of product package including paper and metal, integrating it into the reverse supply chain that feeds the development of new products and packaging.
A key driver of the new company is its commitment to the circular economy. Leung said ReVital is “offering programs and services that will improve recovery rates for producers and increase material value through better end-of-life management. Our high quality post-consumer recycled resins generate greater economic and environmental returns on the three levels of materials management – for consumers, the economy and the environment.”
Tony Moucachen, founder and President of Merlin Plastics Group, is a pioneer of the North American plastic packaging recycling and remarketing industry. He started Merlin Plastics in 1987 and today, Merlin Plastics serves customers throughout Canada and the USA, processing industrial and post-consumer rigid and flexible plastic packaging. Merlin Plastics and Emterra are business partners in another venture that processes and markets recyclable materials collected in British Columbia’s Multi-Material British Columbia (MMBC) extended producer responsibility program for packaging and printed paper.
Emmie Leung is the founder and CEO of Emterra Group, which employs more than 1,100 people through four divisions located across Canada and in the State of Michigan, USA. Emterra offers municipal and industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) customers a fully integrated approach to collecting, processing and marketing waste, recyclables, organic waste, and used tires and offers secure product destruction. The company annually markets more than 500,000 tonnes of recyclables and has more than a dozen material recovery facilities, including five state-of-the-art single stream recycling facilities featuring advanced recycling technology such as packaging and paper optical sorters. Emterra is one of Canada’s most progressive users of alternative green fleet technologies, with 35% of its fleet powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and a network of four CNG fuelling stations.