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Closed-loop recycling plant to process Edmonton’s paper waste


February 19, 2009
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The City of Edmonton and Greys Paper Recycling Industries Ltd. have announced plans to build a unique eco-friendly …

The City of Edmonton and Greys Paper Recycling Industries Ltd. have announced plans to build a unique eco-friendly paper and glass recycling plant at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre.

The construction of this facility means the city will achieve “closed-loop recycling” by processing waste paper collected from city offices into recycled paper products for sale back to the city.

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 “We look forward to being part of the Edmonton Waste Management Centre and producing affordable quality products from recycled paper and glass that are easy on the earth and meet consumers’ needs,” says Rajan Ahluwalia, CEO of Greys Paper Recycling Industries Limited.

Greys Recycling uses an eco-friendly process for recycling waste paper, cardboard, old cotton cloth, and denim to manufacture paper and paper moulded products. By 2010, when it is fully operational, the facility will process 40 tonnes of wastepaper and cardboard daily.

The recycling operations will be housed in energy-efficient industrial monolithic domes; the domes will be built with an R60 insulation value, use solar sun pipes for most of the daytime lighting, and will use waste heat from facilities at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre. They will also use rainwater and will recycle water used in the manufacturing process.

The agreement between the City of Edmonton and Greys Recycling is a site lease agreement. Greys Recycling will finance, design, build and operate the facility.


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