DELTA, BC January 27, 2021 – A leader in innovation for post-consumer recyclate, the Merlin Plastics Group (Merlin Plastics) is honoured to be one of the founding partners of the Canada Plastics Pact (CPP). As an expert in the circular economy for plastics, the Merlin Plastics Group stands behind the vision of a circular economy and is ready to play its part to make the plastics industry circular.
“We are pleased to bring over three decades of recycling experience to the CPP,” said Tony Moucachen, President, Merlin Plastics Group. “We joined the CPP so that we can constructively participate with like-minded leaders and work towards a circular economy thereby ensuring that packaging does not end up in our natural environment. It is energizing when an organization brings together so many key players that are focused on creating a “win” from an economic, social and environmental perspective. We are excited and ready to help CPP partners and others in the industry to meet their objectives to eliminate plastic packaging waste and pollution.”
The CPP is part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's growing global Plastics Pact network. As part of the Plastics Pact network, the CPP will exchange learnings and best practices with other Pacts and key actors around the world. This network aims to support efforts towards 100% of plastic packaging being designed to be reusable, recyclable or compostable, and ensure that at least 50% of plastic packaging is effectively recycled or composted by 2025.
“Plastic has enormous value and it is essential to our daily lives. We joined the CPP because we can help companies make this essential material more sustainable,” says Emmie Leung, CEO, ReVital Polymers. “We’re excited that businesses within the CPP understand that circularity makes them more profitable while benefiting the environment. It’s a revenue generator and creates competitive advantage.”
Merlin Plastics is no stranger to innovating in the plastics industry. In 2020, Merlin Plastics Supply partnered with NOVA Chemicals Corporation to advance circularity in food-contact recycled HDPE, expanded their mixed plastics and container recovery facility in British Columbia, and joined The Polypropylene Recycling Coalition. Merlin Plastics has dedicated decades to making plastics more circular through extensive research and development and is happy to share its experience with the CPP. Merlin Plastics includes ReVital Polymers, Merlin Plastics Alberta, Merlin Plastics Supply, and Peninsula Plastics Recycling.
While the CPP follows the precedents set by the existing global network of Plastic Pacts, it is tailored to meet the unique needs and realities of the Canadian market and launches the Canadian plastics industry to a more circular state. Together with the CPP, Merlin Plastics is committed and prepared to work towards a more circular plastic industry where waste and pollution are designed out.
About the Merlin Plastics Group
For the past 30 years, the Merlin Plastics Group (“Merlin Plastics”) has planned, developed, and refined the re-processing of PE, PP, LDPE, and PET. Merlin Plastics Supply began its recycling business in the late 1980’s out of a 2000 square foot warehouse in Delta, BC. Today, Merlin Plastics owns and operates recycling facilities totalling over one million square feet in space with sister plants located in Alberta, Ontario, California and Oregon. Merlin Plastics has been honored to receive various awards over the years including the “Outstanding Contribution to Recycling” award from the Recycling Council of Alberta, as well as an award from the Recycling Council of BC that recognized Merlin for its “ongoing commitment to the ideals of responsible environmental stewardship in the province of British Columbia.”
Merlin Plastics believes that everyone has a vital role to play: consumers via participation in community recycling efforts, government by developing policies that encourage the use of PCR and incentivizing the building of recycling infrastructure, brand owners by designing packaging for recyclability and using PCR in their packaging, and finally resin manufacturers, converters and recyclers by embracing and supporting this culture of change towards a new market reality. Merlin Plastics is dedicated and committed to providing environmental services in an economically efficient, environmentally sound and socially responsible fashion. Visit Merlin Plastics on the Internet at www.merlinplastics.com.
Contact for Merlin Plastics:
Tony Moucachen, President
About the Canada Plastics Pact
The Canada Plastics Pact (CPP) is tackling plastic waste and pollution, as a multi-stakeholder, industry-led, cross-value chain collaboration platform. The CPP brings together Partners who are united behind a vision of creating a circular economy in Canada in which plastic waste is kept in the economy and out of the environment. It unites businesses, government, non-governmental organizations and other key actors in the local plastics value chain behind clear actionable targets for 2025. By aligning with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact network and the New Plastics Economy’s common vision of a circular economy for plastics, CPP Partners commit to fundamentally rethinking the way we design, use, and reuse plastic packaging.
Further information: www.plasticspact.ca | @CanadaPact