Project Update - March 2022
The Pilot Project started in October 2019. Since then participants have collected over 90,000 bags of difficult-to- recycle plastics weighing over 65,000 kilograms. The plastic materials have been turned into three types of products. A Toronto company has recycled the materials into plastic composite lumber (e.g., to create plastic lawn chairs, pallets, etc.). A second company near Halifax has turned the materials into two grades of liquid fuel (e.g., #1 fuel, also known as kerosene or jet fuel, and #2 diesel). The third market in Pennsylvania recycles the orange bag materials into drainage pipe. The project has been successful in keeping these materials out of London's landfill, by finding valuable end-uses for them.
Last August we reached out to existing and new participants with notices announcing changes with phase three of the Pilot Project. To those households and neighbourhoods that have wrapped up the Pilot Project, thank you for participating. We are now in the final phase of the project and in the coming weeks will provide more details on the conclusion of the project. At this time we are not accepting new participants into the project. If you have any questions please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org