The Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) appointed Kevin Santoro the chair to its Board of Directors.
Santoro, who’s also a senior trader with Cronimet, told Davis Index that he intends to grow awareness about what the association does for its members—everything from lobbying and transportation logistics to preventing metal theft.
Tracy Shaw, CARI’s president and chief executive officer, said Santoro was appointed to his new role to help the association promote the sustainable and economic benefits of the recycling industry. She added that CARI’s advocacy work can avert many misconceptions about the recycling industry, the consequences of which are counterproductive regulations.
Moreover, Shaw said that the COVID-19 crisis disrupted supply chains and volumes in the scrap trade, but the association has worked closely with partner industries—manufacturing, construction, retail, and others—to ensure the chain through which scrap travels wasn’t too badly compromised. While CARI will continue such advocacy work, its focus has shifted to strengthening the recycling industry as it emerges from the crisis.