Celebrating Excellence: The Blue Star Awards at the Recycle BC Partner Conference

The success of Recycle BC relies on the collaboration and support of our partners and service providers. This year’s Partner Conference marks the third presentation of the Blue Star Awards, recognizing outstanding contributions to our collective success.

Innovation Award: Merlin Plastics

This year’s Innovation Award goes to a leader in the plastics industry and a steadfast partner to Recycle BC for the past 10 years. Their dedication to advancing plastic recycling, particularly in developing solutions for flexible plastics, is remarkable. Their innovation in co-mingling plastic bags and other flexible plastic packaging into one collection category is a significant achievement.

Trust Award: Waste Control Services

The Trust Award honors a dependable partner excelling in promotion and education of recycling. Their efforts in conducting curbside audits, hosting events, and educating local schools have been invaluable. Their collaboration in testing flexible plastic curbside collection has paved the way for this stream to be collected directly from homes in some communities.

Knowledge Award: Urban Impact

The Knowledge Award goes to a partner demonstrating exceptional expertise in material recovery and environmental sustainability. Their commitment to efficient sorting, adherence to strict standards, and innovative solutions to enhance recycling efficiency is commendable.

Service Award: ABD Logistics Solutions

The Service Award recognizes a partner renowned for exceptional service. They consistently support depots, make extra trips, and provide necessary supplies and reports. Their addition of a fully electric truck to their fleet significantly enhances sustainability.

Integrity Award: Cowichan Valley Regional District

The Integrity Award goes to a partner demonstrating unwavering respect and responsibility towards their community and partners. Guided by strong ethical principles, they ensure trust and reliability in every endeavor.

Congratulations to all the award winners for their exemplary dedication and support. Together, we drive forward the vision of a sustainable future.