Recycling Electronics Creates 200 Jobs
McGuinty Government Protecting Environment And Strengthening Clean Economy
Keeping used electronics out of landfills is creating new jobs in the clean economy.
Sims Recycling Solutions opened its new Mississauga e-waste recycling facility today. It will create up to 200 jobs and process 100,000 metric tonnes of waste electronics and electrical equipment annually. That is equivalent to 14,700 full garbage trucks.
The new Sims facility uses the latest technology to capture raw materials from electronics, such as old televisions and computer monitors, for future use. At the same time, they divert hazardous materials that would otherwise end up in landfills.
Ontario's waste diversion programs support the Open Ontario plan to build a clean economy that creates job opportunities and protects the environment.
- Ontario's e-waste program covers 44 types of electronic products.
- There are more than 500 collection sites for unwanted electronics across Ontario.
- Ontarians have recycled more than 33,000 tonnes of electronics since April 2009.
- Ontario households and businesses generate about 85,000 tonnes of old or obsolete computers, televisions, copiers, phones, and stereos each year.
“I congratulate Sims Recycling Solutions for their environmental leadership. They have embraced sustainability and experienced economic success. Sims is creating jobs by taking waste and turning it into new products. Keeping e-waste out of landfills today will leave a cleaner environment for our children and grandchildren.”
“This is an exciting time to be in the e-waste business in Ontario. We have made a multi-million dollar investment in Mississauga because we foresee enormous potential and growth in the recycling industry.”