Since moving to Canada in 2018, Enviropod has made great strides in preventing plastic reaching the Great Lakes and ensuring the safety of our waterways. Partnerships with the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, Partners in Project Green, the Ontario Environment Industry Association and the Trash Team at the University of Toronto have helped us raise awareness to the problem of plastic pollution and encourage usage of the LittaTrap technology to combat the problem.
During this time, Municipalities across Ontario have begun to use the LittaTrap technology. The City of London, City of Guelph , City of Hamilton and the City of Brampton have all continued to use the LittaTrap after trialling to capture pollutants across their area of jurisdiction. The LittaTrap was also trialed by the City of Kitchener, City of Barrie and the City of Pickering; areas Enviropod hopes to continue working with in 2020. Enviropod also worked with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to start an educational outreach program in Newfoundland that will begin this year.
With increasing awareness towards the significant quantities of plastic pellets entering our waterways, Enviropod made working with Plastic Manufacturers and the CPIA one of the top priorities in 2019. This has led to us forming a partnership with the CPIA, and working with PDI Bulk, Polytainers and Hood Packaging to ensure they are preventing all plastic pellets from leaving their site.
Enviropod had great success within the private industry in 2019, with many businesses seeing the LittaTrap as a cost-effective solution to prevent pollutants leaving their site. This is something Enviropod wants to encourage amongst Canadian businesses throughout 2020. The LittaTrap is a great way for private companies to reach their sustainability goals and Enviropod look forward to working with sustainable companies across Canada this year.
As a sign of Enviropod’s ongoing dedication to the Canadian market, the LittaTrap will be undergoing ETV testing this March to have it verified as a trash and sediment capture device within Ontario.
For more information on the LittaTrap, please reach out to our Canadian Area Manager Joe Burn on 647 915-8996