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Quantum acquisitions part of push to move beyond recycling

Published: February 17, 2022
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Quantum's Brampton, Ontario facility.

With its acquisition of TechReset, Quantum Lifecycle Partners will add staff to its Brampton, Ontario ITAD facility. | Courtesy of Quantum Lifecycle Partners

Two recent actions by Quantum Lifecycle Partners deepen the Canadian processor’s involvement in the reuse business and expand its ITAD customer base.

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Details on a Canadian e-plastics operation

Published: February 4, 2021
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Inside the BoMet facility.

BoMET is one of a number of North American companies that saw that opportunity and are investing to expand their e-plastics processing capacity. | Courtesy of BoMET Polymer Solutions

BoMET Polymer Solutions is actively sourcing e-plastics from electronics recycling firms for the company’s Ontario processing facility, where it produces pellets and regrind for sale to manufacturers.

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Groups question US-Canada Basel plastics arrangement

Published: December 17, 2020
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Cargo shipping containers.

Because the U.S. is not a party to the Basel Convention, exports to the 180-plus countries that are parties to the convention will be more complicated, or may even be prohibited by local laws. | AnkaFed/Shutterstock

The U.S. government has made public an agreement with Canada to continue shipments of scrap plastic, including e-plastics, despite global regulations tightening next year. Environmental advocates are troubled by the deal.

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