In 2022, Recycle BC, along with its supply chain partners, continued to provide delivery of recycling services to BC residents, adapting as needed to external environmental challenges. In 2022, residents returned to their post-COVID-19 pandemic routines, resulting in a decrease in annual collected tonnes compared to previous years.
- Over 201,169 net tonnes collected in Recycle BC’s packaging and paper product program resulting in a recovery rate of 86.2%.
- 95.4% of collected tonnes managed by recycling.
- 98% of plastic collected sent to recycling end markets, and 48% of the plastic packaging supplied to market collected, including 60% of rigid plastics. Plastics Progress feature highlights achievements and efforts made for this material.
- Over 2 million – or 99.3% – of BC households had access to curbside, multi-family and/or depot services.
- 194 communities had access to curbside and/or multi-family recycling services, with 11 additional communities being onboarded in 2022.
- Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with province-wide recycling activities declined by 11% primarily due to a reduction in marine shipments from a reduction in paper sent to overseas end markets.