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Canadian Tire, one of the largest big box retailers in Canada with hundreds of locations nationwide, encountered a significant challenge at its largest Distribution Center regarding the recycling of shrink wrap. With a high volume of shrink wrap used in packaging and transporting goods, Canadian Tire needed an efficient and sustainable solution to manage this material and reduce its environmental impact.


To address the challenge of recycling shrink wrap at Canadian Tire’s largest Distribution Center, Re-source Recycling provided a comprehensive solution tailored to the retailer’s needs. The solution involved several key components:

  1. Equipment Provision:

    • Re-source Recycling provided the Distribution Center with a trailer and baler specifically designed for packaging and preparing shrink wrap for recycling. These equipment pieces were essential for optimizing the recycling process and maximizing efficiency.
  2. Shrink Wrap Collection:

    • The Distribution Center implemented a systematic process for collecting shrink wrap waste generated during daily operations. Employees were trained to separate and properly dispose of shrink wrap material, ensuring that it could be efficiently recycled.
  3. Baling and Preparation:

    • Using the provided baler, employees at the Distribution Center compacted and baled the collected shrink wrap material. This step helped to streamline the handling and transportation of the material, making it easier to transport for recycling.
  4. Recycling Operations:

    • Re-source Recycling managed the transportation of the baled shrink wrap material to recycling facilities equipped to handle plastic recycling. At these facilities, the shrink wrap material underwent processing to be recycled into new plastic products.
  5. Ongoing Support and Monitoring:

    • Re-source Recycling worked closely with Canadian Tire’s Distribution Center to provide ongoing support and monitoring of the recycling program. Regular communication and feedback allowed for adjustments to be made as needed, ensuring the continued success and effectiveness of the program.
ClientCanadian Tire Distribution CenterSolutionPlatic Recycling, 2018VolumeTrailor Load WeeklyShare

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