Processing For Remanufacturing
After materials are sorted, and baled, they are sold to end markets as a commodity. We have a local BC end market for plastic and glass. Metal and a significant amount of the paper also stays in Canada and North America. We approve and verify each of our end markets, keeping material as local as possible whenever we can.
Changes in global markets have made it more difficult for some recycling programs to market collected material. You may have watched or read news stories that show the effects of these changes around the world, including Canada. Despite shifting world markets for much of Canada’s recyclable materials, Recycle BC has been able to ensure that plastic packaging, paper products, glass, and metal containers collected through our program in BC are still being recycled.
To help explain how Recycle BC has been able to maintain our end-markets and ensure your material is being recycled and where, we’ve created a short video.