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PENDING PACKAGING AND PRINTED PAPER STEWARDSHIP PLAN APPROVAL

MMBC has been working to update the Packaging and Printed Paper (PPP) Stewardship Plan to clarify aspects that were the focus of comments submitted by stakeholders by the December 14, 2012 submission deadline and to clarify how the plan addresses requirements of the Recycling Regulation in response to questions posed by the Ministry of Environment …

COLLECTING GLASS

Glass containers used by BC residents are collected for recycling in a number of collection systems: Deposit glass containers are delivered by residents to ReturnIt depots; Non-deposit glass containers are either: Placed by residents into curbside PPP collection systems in those jurisdictions where glass is accepted; or Delivered by residents to PPP recycling depots. Multi-Material British Columbia …

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

The Packaging and Printed Paper (PPP) Stewardship Plan sets out Multi-Material British Columbia’s (MMBC) aspiration to have all PPP supplied into BC households effectively collected and recycled.  MMBC is proposing a practical approach to achieve this objective by first expanding the existing collection system to accommodate a uniform province-wide list of PPP materials. Subsequently, the …

MMBC Releasing REOI to Solicit Information on Packaging and Printed Paper Post-Collection Services

MMBC Releasing REOI to Solicit Information on Packaging and Printed Paper Post-Collection Services Today Multi-Material British Columbia (MMBC) is releasing a Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) for Post-Collection Services in preparation for implementing the Packaging and Printed Paper (PPP) Stewardship Plan for British Columbia (BC). As part of the REOI, MMBC is also releasing …

OPERATIONALIZING THE PPP STEWARDSHIP PLAN

During development of the Packaging and Printed Paper (PPP) Stewardship Plan, MMBC consulted with stakeholders through a series of meetings during the fall of 2012 and by posting a draft PPP Stewardship Plan, hosting a consultation workshop and soliciting written comments on the draft plan.  MMBC also developed a website that was launched on October …

MOVING INTO 2013

Happy New Year! MMBC and its project team set aside the PPP Stewardship Plan for the past couple of weeks to spend time with family and friends and rest up for the busy times ahead.  We hope that you too had a great holiday break! The arrival of 2013 is a reminder that time continues …

MAXIMIZING MATERIAL QUALITY MAXIMIZES ENVIRONMENTAL OUTCOMES

The core objective of the MMBC PPP program is an environmental one – to maximize the recovery of PPP and maximize the recycling of what is recovered into new products and packaging. Instinctively, one might think that including all printed paper and packaging in the collection system is a reasonable approach to maximizing recycling. However, …

PPP STEWARDSHIP PLAN – DESIGNING FOR SUCCESS

Historically, local governments have been responsible to manage waste generated by their residents.  In recent decades, some residential waste has been managed by diverting it from disposal to recycling and composting.  As part of this effort, local governments have implemented curbside collection systems for packaging and printed paper (PPP) and organic wastes and drop-off depots …

MULTI-FAMILY BUILDING RECYCLING PROGRAMS – BEST PRACTICES TO IMPROVE CAPTURE OF RECYCLABLES

In 2012, an estimated 405,600 (79%) of the 512,500 multi-family households in BC receive packaging and printed paper (PPP) collection service from local governments or private sector companies.  As with other jurisdictions, annual recovery of PPP is lower for multi-family households than for single-family households.  Available data suggest that BC multi-family residents recycle an average …

FROM DRAFT TO FINAL PPP STEWARDSHIP PLAN

The Draft PPP Stewardship Plan reviewed with stakeholders during the October 29 workshop/webcast was developed with consideration for the information on the current PPP residential collection and recycling system and assessment of the various program design options compiled during the Phase 1 project as well as discussions with stakeholders between November 2011 and October 2012. …

MMBC’s Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Plan and Consultation Summary Posted

Multi-Material British Columbia (MMBC) submitted the Packaging and Printed Paper (PPP) Stewardship Plan and the Consultation Summary for the PPP Stewardship Plan to the Ministry of Environment on November 19, according to the requirements of the Recycling Regulation. Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Plan Consultation Summary for Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Plan Revisions to …