Pete Stamper in Ottawa

Pete Stamper of KC Recycling at The House of Commons, Standing Committee on International Trade as part of a panel of witnesses in view of its study “Canadian businesses in supply chains and global markets” on Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Local Metal Reinforces West Kootenay Industrial Circular Economy

Recycling, Demolition, and Clean-Up Company Launches to Serve Residents and Businesses West Kootenay residents and business owners no longer have to commute to recycle valuable scrap metal since LOCAL Metal opened its doors in Genelle, BC this spring. After SECURE Energy — which is headquartered in Calgary, AB — centralized their Kootenay metal recycling facilities […]

Wake up Canada! It’s Time to Face the Waste

Wake up Canada! It’s Time to Face the Waste Written by Dayanne Raffoul, Program Coordinator, Mind Your Plastic Every time you drink from a plastic bottle, rip open a food package and sip from a straw, do you wonder where they go afterwards? The youth are the future of Canada, therefore it’s never been more […]

Battery Hub Feasibility Study

Study underway on Lower Columbia battery hub Written by Greg Nesteroff of My Kootenay Now Efforts continue to turn the West Kootenay into a hub for battery manufacturing and recycling. Jacomien van Tonder, the director of the Metal Tech Alley marketing initiative for the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation, says a feasibility study began in January thanks […]

Top Ten Thought Leaders Of 2022

Metal Tech Alley makes Top Ten Thought Leaders of the Year list In January, Kootenay Business posted their Top Ten Thought Leaders of the Year list, here’s what they had to say about Metal Tech Alley. Jacomien van Tonder: Director for Metal Tech Alley Thought Leadership: What is a circular economy? It’s a different way of doing […]

Rounding the Corner Towards a Circular Economy in Canada

Metal Tech Alley, a case study in “Rounding the Corner: Towards a Circular Economy in Canada” The Canadian Standard Association recently released a Circular Public Policy document titled “Rounding the Corner: Towards a Circular Economy in Canada” and Metal Tech Alley is proud to be spotlighted as a case study. To read the full document […]

Innovative Leaders Develop New Model for Circular Economy

Innovative Leaders Develop New Model for Circular Economy LCIC’s Supply Chain Study Provides Data for New Online Tool Imagine if you knew exactly what resources were in a community before deciding whether launching your venture there was a good fit. A new online interactive tool is providing that insight in the West Kootenay. Metal Tech […]

Metal Tech Alley presented with Best Eco-Friendly Battery Metal Producer Award

In 2021 Jacomien van Tonder presented at the World Circular Economy Forum on Rural and Remote Communities. Jacomien brought Metal Tech Alley to the world stage as the only presenter from a rural community in North America – and it did not go unnoticed. Following that presentation Metal Tech Alley was nominated for a Global Green Business […]