A fire April 21 at the Canadian Polystyrene Recycling Association's Mississauga plant caused it to be shut down.
The midday, four-hour blaze caused no injuries, according to Cathy Cirko, director general of the Environment and Plastics Industry Council and a director on CPRA's board. The fire originated in the storage area of the facility. An undetermined amount of scrap polystyrene and recycled PS resin burned in the incident.
No equipment was harmed but the fire damaged one wall and part of the roof, Cirko said in a telephone interview from EPIC's office in Mississauga.
Cirko said CPRA plans to restart the plant, but she could provide no timetable. The operation recycled post-consumer and post-industrial PS resin. It began operating in 1989 and expanded its annual capacity to 15 million pounds late last year when it added a second extrusion line.
Cirko could not confirm a Toronto Star report that the blaze caused damage of C$500,000 (US$345,000).