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Rundleco Enters into Research Joint Venture Project with Poly Ag Recycling

In November 2020, Rundleco entered into a research joint venture project with Poly Ag Recycling to determine if the plastic both companies recycle would be suitable for manufacturing 3D printer and micro filament. The research was conducted at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in conjunction with the National Research Council’s IRAP program. We are pleased to announce the project was a success and the U of A team was able to accomplish all goals as follows:

  • Create 3D printer and micro filament using LDPE/HDPE material supplied by Poly AG
  • Create 3D printer and micro filament using LLDPE material supplied by Rundleco
  • Use the manufactured filament to create a covid key via 3D printer

So what’s next? Manufacturing filament from recycled plastic is nothing new. However, this is the first time it has been done with C-ring liners and grain bags. The future of plastic recycling is developing new ideas and technology. This project is a start to understanding the properties of the material we are dealing with in a practical manner. We know we can make something that you can use in day to day life. More importantly it puts the material in the hands of scientists allowing us to partner industry with the idea guys. Shout out to Dr. Cagri Ayanci and Dr. Irina Garces and their team at the U of A. Like Amazon they delivered. They are as stoked  to come up with new ideas to provide solution to the plastic recycling challenge. We’re getting ready to the launch to next project. Stay tuned..

More about the Poly Ag and Rundleco relationship. Poly Ag is based out of Bashaw Alberta and is working with Clean Farms to deal with post industrial agricultural plastic in Western Canada that previously was being processed offshore. To date they have successfully collected and processed over 5 MM pounds of plastic, mostly grain bags. Poly Ag’s goals and recycling principals align perfectly with Rundleco’s. Our research JV gave us an opportunity to get to share and develop recycling concepts that will benefit both the oil and agricultural industries. Two heads are better than one right!

We want to thank our industry partners for their support. It is their drive to prevent plastics having a negative impact on the environment that makes both Poly Ag and Rundleco work.

Thank You!

China Restricts The Import Of Recycled Plastic

In an effort to clean up its recycling industry, China has laid down its Green Fence and National Sword policies. In a World Trade Organization filing this July, China said that imports of recovered plastics and other recovered materials will be severely restricted and in some cases totally banned.  Firms shipping recovered plastics have had to reduce their China shipments by over 40%. This has left recyclers scrabbling to find new markets and causing even more recoverable plastics to end up in landfills.

“It is unfortunate that in the short-term we may have to divert some of our recovered material to landfills but Rundle Eco continues to seek out new markets. We are working with our stakeholders and exploring markets in Canada and the US for our materials.” 

Mike Rutherford, Rundle Eco Services Ltd.

Big Fish Staffing And Rundle Eco Services Had A BIG Weekend!

 

 

This past Wednesday, October 18th, 2017,  our good pal, Bruce Covernton competed in the 15th Annual Eric Francis Pizza Pig-out at Cowboys Casino and you guessed it… he was crowned champion! All that hype on Social Media was well worth it. If you didn’t consider this a win you might want to check out this article because the Calgary Sun newspaper sure thought so.  http://m.calgarysun.com/2017/10/21/big-tuna-bruce-covernton-finally-lands-big-one-with-pizza-pigout-championship

Go big or go home, Tuna!

 

The Friday, October 20th game may not have been the outcome of choice for some, However, the pre-game tailgate party hosted by Big Fish Staffing and Rundle Eco Services Ltd. sure helped ease the post-game pain. We would like to thank Village Brewery for their tasty craft beer and Burgundy Oak Shop for their generous contribution of the Smoke Barrel which was essential for such an occasion. The party starts once the barrel rolls in…

We would recommend their outstanding products to everyone! For more information on their goods please visit their website: www.burgundyoak.com or their online store: www.burgundyoakshop.com

Please also check out Village Brewery: https://www.villagebrewery.com/ and Spolumbo’s as they continue to impress us with their delicious fresh artisan sausages! https://spolumbos.com/sausage/

 

–  The Rundle Eco Services Ltd. Team