End Markets

August 26, 2016

Bluewater Recycling Association – MRF Performance Study

A MRF performance study to determine the processing efficiency of the facility followed by an equipment maintenance study to cross reference operational performance with maintenance records to verify upkeep, repair and replacement efforts needed to meet current and future needs. Documents Final Report: Material Recovery Facility Mass Balance and Efficiency Study Blog...

April 21, 2016

Plastics Market Analysis

The closure of Entropex in the summer of 2016 raised concerns about the stability of the current BB plastics markets.  This project was commissioned by the CIF at a cost of under $20,000 to provide municipalities with up to date info on current markets and their stability. Documents Final Report: Status...

February 5, 2018

Plastics Market Update

Subsequent to introduction of the Green Fence by China, LOM consulting was contracted to complete a review of current plastics markets to assess the risk to MRF operators. Documents Final Report:  The Status of the Markets for Post-Consumer Plastic Packaging Recycling in the USA and Canada Blog Post May 11, 2018: Market Trends...

March 20, 2009

EPS Densification

Engineering to develop a mobile expanded polystyrene densification program that can go from municipality-to-municipality to process EPS and send to market. Documents Final Report: Densification and Recycling of Post-Consumer Polystyrene Packaging Blog Post July 13, 2018: CIF Pilot Project Confirms Expanded Polystyrene Recycling Possible but Challenging Related Projects Project #731 Project #1035 Categories End Markets | Innovation | Material Separation...

January 1, 2018

CIF Price Sheet Sensitivity Analysis

CIF Price Sheet Sensitivity Analysis (#779) examined the accuracy of the CIF Price Sheet in reflecting the rapidly changing value of fibres as a result of implementation of the China Sword program in the spring of 2018.  RSE was contracted to review the methodology for determining individual material values...

October 22, 2018

Mixed Fibre Capacity Analysis

Implementation of the China Sword campaign highlighted issues with the quality of Ontario’s marketed Blue Box fibre and exposure to overseas markets. This study is intended to aid in understanding the current domestic market and its quality requirements as a first step to developing a sustainable domestic market.  The...

July 26, 2019

Mixed Fibre Capacity Analysis Update

In 2019, a supplementary analysis of the market (CIF #799) was undertaken by ReMM to determine if there had been any further change in market conditions. The cost of the supplementary work was $2,345. Documents Final Report: Ontario Fibre Capacity Study Update Presentation: An Assessment of Domestic Fibre Capacity: A response to...

October 14, 2014

CIF Ontario Price Sheet

The CIF has funded the development of the CIF Ontario Price Sheet from 2014 to present day. The Price Sheet is a monthly publication that provides pricing trends for various post-consumer recyclable commodities produced by Ontario municipalities. It was produced by Reclay StewardEdge Inc. from 2014 – 2018, and is...

October 20, 2019

Glass Market Review 2019

A snapshot analysis of the current market for curbside BlueBox glass was requested by RPWCO members to assess the risk of a market disruption by the unexpected loss of a primary glass processor. Documents Final Report: Glass End Markets Blog Post February 14, 2020: End market options for post-consumer glass Related Projects Categories Best Practices |...