Starting or enhancing a recycling program can be daunting. Many communities, including First Nations, have expressed a sense of feeling overwhelmed by the number of organizations involved and the amount of information available on recycling programs. However, there are clear benefits to communities interested in starting a program.
This recognition led to the idea of the First Nations Recycling Initiative. In British Columbia, recycling programs are managed by a number of stewardship agencies who offer cost-neutral solutions for recycling. Ten of these agencies have come together to create a project specifically relevant to First Nations who are interested in starting recycling programs in their communities.