Canada invests in waste management and highly recyclable plastics
Mar. 08, 2019
Global Korean Post
Across Canada, clean technology companies are supporting growth and creating jobs in all industries, while helping to protect our environment. It is clear the future of innovation is in cleantech.
François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice–Champlain, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced an investment of $1.4 million in Waste Robotics. The funding is being provided by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), which works with Canadian companies to bring clean technologies to market.
The system will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting tens of thousands of tonnes of organic material from landfills every year.
Waste Robotics aims to build a high-capacity, multi-arm robot waste sorting system to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of organics and recyclables collection and sorting.
Also, Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced a commitment of $49 million to Inter Pipeline, a Canadian company building the $3.5-billion Heartland Petrochemical Complex in Strathcona County, Alberta.
As part of Canada’s $1.6-billion plan to support jobs and workers in Canada’s oil and gas sector, this investment will help create 175 new jobs while securing 2,000 construction jobs for the life of the project.
Inter Pipeline will take abundant, low-priced Canadian propane and produce high-quality polypropylene—one of the most widely used plastics in the world for its durability and its recyclability. It is estimated that Inter Pipeline’s process of converting propane into polypropylene will displace 1.75 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. This project will open new markets and opportunities as polypropylene is not currently produced in Canada.