In the past, it was more common for Canada to ship its recycled plastic overseas to be processed. As Quinn Campbell reports, a southern Alberta business based in Nobleford is taking recycled plastics… full circle.
“Our goal is to create value out of waste.” Four-and-a-half years ago, Beekman started running Full Circle Plastics in Nobleford, Alta. The company started making products for the construction industry. Now, it’s expanded into oil and gas, agriculture and residential products, just to name a few.
The San Francisco-based technology company, founded last year, is looking to make its mark in the area by competing on price and following a familiar “Uber for trash” dream.
The concept of creating an “Uber for Trash” has gotten plenty of media buzz in recent years. Now, a new West Coast player called Trash Warrior is also citing Uber as inspiration and has backing from venture capital firms.
Fittingly, this tech startup is based in San Francisco, the birthplace and setting for the ride-sharing company’s rise. Founded in 2019, Trash Warrior’s service offers on-demand removal of junk, furniture and cardboard through a platform linking to a network of third-party haulers, allowing residential and commercial customers to schedule pick-ups and pay online.