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OTTAWA – As part of plans to achieve zero waste by 2030, the Canadian government has granted four innovative companies CA$150,000 (US$119,000) in a bid to fast-track their solutions offering promise in the fight against plastics.

Two of the recipients, Cacith Inc and Met-Tech Inc, leverage systems that will focus primarily on plastic textile waste, such as that from polyester- and nylon-based clothing.

Annie Cyr, CEO and co-founder of Cacith, said: “We are proud to be supported by the Canadian government in our mission to develop an innovative digital solution to reduce textile plastic waste. Textile based plastics, such as nylon and polyester represent more than 50 percent of global textile production. Due to collection, distribution, and identification complexity, most end up in landfills or are incinerated.”

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