Improving recyclable material processing in Gaspésie region

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Régie intermunicipale de traitement des matières résiduelles de la Gaspésie will receive nearly $300,000 in financial assistance from CED to support the Quebec economy in going green.

Grande-Rivière – SMEs and organizations have a key role to play in ensuring Quebec’s economy makes the environmental transition. They seek to innovate and grow by becoming more competitive in a greener world. That is why the Member of Parliament for Gaspésie‒Les Îles‑de‍-la‑Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, Diane Lebouthillier, announced on behalf of the Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, Pascale St‑Onge, a non‑repayable contribution of $280,000 for the Régie intermunicipale de traitement des matières résiduelles de la Gaspésie (RITMRG).

This CED assistance will enable the organization to acquire innovative equipment that focuses on a circular, digitally automated sorting process to make it easier to sort recyclable materials received at the centre. The sorting zone will also be reorganized with new workstations that are more ergonomic and functional. This new equipment will enable RITMRG to improve its productivity and reduce its rejection rate. The region’s circular economy will thus have access to more high‑quality recovered materials.

Founded in 1998, the RITMRG leverages innovation to optimize waste management within the territories of the MRC du Rocher‑Percé and MRC de La Côte‑de‑Gaspé. The non‑profit organization promotes a holistic approach to waste generation and management within its territory. It focuses on being proactive, local management, and communication to ensure efficient waste reduction at the source, re‑use, recycling, and recovery in order to reduce the amount of material destined for the landfill.

A sustainable, just, and more inclusive recovery will come, among other things, through the green shift. The Government of Canada supports SMEs and organizations by fostering sustainable development in all regions across Quebec. To achieve this, it leverages programs and services adapted to accelerate the launch of innovative projects, the adoption of clean technologies, and the development of greener products. In this way, CED is providing concrete assistance to Quebec’s entrepreneurs and workers so they can better position themselves and seize opportunities arising out of an economy in transition.

“Our government has made concrete commitments to demonstrate that a strong economy and a healthy environment go hand in hand. In particular, we are making strategic investments in clean technologies, a priority in our economic recovery plan. By helping organizations such as the RITMRG become more innovative and by supporting innovation to develop more eco-friendly technologies and products, we are paving the way for a greener Quebec.” – Diane Lebouthillier, MP for Gaspésie‒Les Îles‑de-la‑Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue