Circular economy

A fully integrated canadian model

Recyclage

From the recycling bin to the pipe on the worksite

Throughout the years, Soleno, a family business since 1977, has acquired a considerable expertise in the plastic transformation industry. Dealing with growing environmental concerns, Soleno has decided to invest in plastic recycling to maximise the usage of post-consumer waste materials in the making of its products. 

Everywhere norms allow it, Soleno offers high density polyethylene products integrating recycled materials to create a high-performance product that is also respectful of the environment. 

Discovering our environmental leadership

A model of circular economy for Quebec and Canada 

With our 10 factories and distribution centers across Eastern Canada, we offer our sustainable products across 5 provinces. Each year, the equivalent of more than 150 million category 2 plastic containers from Quebec recycling bins are upgraded to be used in the manufacture of our products.

Our supply comes partly from recycled material, residual plastics from our Waste Plastics Recovery plant and contaminated plastics from Soleno Plastiques VPC.

Thanks to these integrations, Soleno gives a second life to the plastics used every day by Quebecers and Canadians.

 

A circular model

A lasting engagement

Second life to recycled plastic material

In partnership with a recycling company, Soleno sources high density polyethylene (HDPE) from domestic and industrial use. The material from the process is mainly reused in the solutions manufactured by Soleno.

2014

Soleno is awarded the level 1 - COMMITMENT Ecoresponsible Certification

Soleno and all its divisions are awarded the Ecoresponsible Certification from the Sustainable Industries Council

2015

1st developper of sustainable solutions for mastering storm water

Soleno confirms its vision for years to come.

2016

Soleno is officially awarded the Ecoresponsible Certificate – Ecodesigned product

This program put in place by the Sustainable Industries Council, Eco Enterprise Quebec and RECYC-QUEBEC aims to acknowledge the advances towards ecoconception from businesses in the development of products or packaging, as well as their environmental attributes.

2018

Assises québécoises de l’économie circulaire

Soleno is proud to have participated in the first edition of the Assises Québécoises de l’économie circulaire which took place on December 5th. Our contribution, a conference – Deploying circular economy across all business branches.

2018

Soleno is awarded a Envirolys Gala prize

The Envirolys Gala’s objective is to highlight the private expertise of the green economy, the entrepreneurship and innovation from builders of the environmental services industry

2018

Soleno becomes one of the most important recycled plastic users in Eastern Canada

Using the equivalent of more than 100 million post-consumer plastic #2 containers per year.

2018

pole-innovation

Inauguration of the innovation pole

The objective of Soleno’s innovation pole is to attract and unite multidisciplinary expertise to try and find sustainable solutions to solve the problem of recycling the residual plastic materials threatening the environment.

2019

Soleno is awarded the 2nd level – Performance Ecoresponsible Certification

This level acknowledges the consolidation of management systems and dialogue mechanisms necessary to establish the foundation of a constant improvement culture in sustainable development by implementing an Ecoresponsible action plan, a progress report and a fluid communication between stakeholders.

2019

Plastiques VPC

Acquisition of Soleno Plastiques VPC

Soleno, leader in sustainable development of solutions for mastering storm water, takes another step forward in terms of circular economy with the acquisition of Plastiques VPC, a start-up company specialised in the valuation of contaminated plastics.

2021

Opening of the Soleno Waste Plastic Recovery plant

Opening of the Soleno Waste Plastic Recovery Plant dedicated to the transformation of post-consumer plastic packaging into sustainable products.

2022