North America – Recycling major Canada Fibers has started up a new affiliate company known as Urban Resource Group Inc. which will focus on producing high-quality products from solid waste. The company’s solid waste recovery operations include four material recovery facilities in Ontario and two large commercial recovery facilities.
‘Creation of Urban Resource Group represents another bold step for Canada Fibers,’ comments ceo Joe Miranda. ‘Our expanding group is increasingly positioned to provide complete and creative solutions for its customers.’
Urban Resource Group recently entered into agreements to purchase Ecowood and All Waste Removal – with both of these purchases expected to close this month, according to the company.
Ecowood produces architectural garden mulch products from post-industrial wood and sells them through leading home improvement retail chains as well as through garden centres; over time, Ecowood will be rebranded Urban Garden Products, according to Canada Fibers.
Meanwhile, All Waste Removal provides waste management services to industrial, commercial and institutional organisations and will play an important role in obtaining materials for Canada Fibers’ recovery and recycling business units. A third acquisition completed earlier this year involved the assets of a manufacturer of wooden fuel pellets.
Canada Fibers has also recently launched an Urban Polymers division which produces homogeneous plastic raw materials from post-industrial and post-consumer plastic scrap.