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Procurement, recovery, reuse and recycling of residual materials – Some statistics
  2016 Notes
Procurement Recovery
Printer cartridges and accessories (units) 14,244 11,337 Recycled cartridges accounted for 57% of purchases made for printers with a recycled-cartridge option (66% in 2015).
Computer equipment
  • Purchased (units)a
  • Computers (units)

  • 2,453
  • 1,833

  • not applicable
  • 7,401
Computer and electronic equipment is collected by a company that employs people with functional limitations. After the data is erased, equipment that still has value is sold or given to charities. Obsolete or damaged equipment is dismantled and recycled.
Wooden pallets (units) not available 15,762 Recovered pallets that can be reused are put on the market.
Paper and paperboard (tonnes) 223.8 907 Purchases were for paper only. They decreased by 36 tonnes compared with 2015. Recovered: 638 t of paperboard and 269 t of paper.
Porcelain from transmission line insulators (tonnes) not available 140 All insulators are crushed. Metals are removed and recycled; porcelain is mainly used as landfill mulch.
Clothing (kg) not available 7,087 Collection is handled by CFERs in Alma and Boucherville. Clothing that is still usable is reconditioned and sold. Worn-out clothing is recycled when possible.
Metal (tonnes) not available 12,130 Metal is sold for recycling.
Ring binders (units) 3,803 5,296 Binders recovered are repaired or recycled.
  1. Computer equipment includes desktop, laptop and workstation computers and monitors.