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CSSA Signatory Partner of Canada Plastics Pact

Our national partner, Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance Inc. (CSSA), is a Signatory Partner of the Canada Plastics Pact, working towards a common vision of a circular economy for plastic in which it never becomes waste or pollution. Launching today, the Canada Plastics Pact is a collaborative initiative that unifies businesses, NGOs, and government across Canada’s …

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Guidance for Reporting Single-Use and Packaging-Like Products in 2022

Amendments to the BC Recycling Regulation announced in September 2020 included changes to the materials to be included in the Recycle BC program beginning January 1, 2023. Producers should begin to track 2021 sales data of Single-Use Products and Packaging-Like Products (SUP/PLP) to prepare for the 2022 reporting cycle. Reports submitted in 2022 will need to include …

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Ready to Report: Webinars and Resources for 2021

CSSA is helping ensure stewards are ready to report their annual packaging and paper data in the WeRecycle Portal by the May 31 deadline. The proven, secure reporting platform was upgraded last year and is easier to use. Once you are logged in to the Portal, direct assistance from the NSS team is available via online chat, …

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Reporting Guidance for Solvent and Flammable Liquids and Pesticide Containers under Schedule 2

Amendments to the BC Recycling Regulation announced in September 2020 included changes to Schedule 2 containers previously managed under Schedule 5 by the Recycle BC program. The amendment changed the designation of packaging containers for certain solvents and flammable liquids and some pesticides. The container packaging covered by the change will now be reported under …

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Recycle BC 2019 Greenhouse Gas Emission Results

As part of our Program Plan commitment to program performance measurement and continuous improvement, Recycle BC now tracks and reports Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions of our program annually. In 2019, Recycle BC and its service providers measured their greenhouse gas emissions associated with residential waste paper and packaging recycling activities. These 2019 results create Recycle …

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Reporting guidance for milk packaging

Amendments to the BC Recycling Regulation will require producers of packaging for milk and milk substitutes to adjust material quantities in next year’s annual report. The regulatory changes announced in September include the removal of containers of milk and milk substitutes from the Recycle BC program and the transfer of these products to the province’s beverage deposit system effective February 2022. The amendments stem from the …

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BC Recycling Regulation Amendment

January 26, 2021 — Guidance for Reporting Single-Use and Packaging-Like Products in 2022 January 12, 2021 — Reporting Guidance for Solvent and Flammable Liquids and Pesticide Containers under Schedule 2 November 30, 2020 — Reporting guidance for milk packaging September 18, 2020 — The Province of BC recently announced amendments to its Recycling Regulation that …

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Performance Progress on New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

Recycle BC and its national service partner, Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA), are proud endorsers of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and its vision of a circular economy for plastics, where plastics never become waste. Recycle BC committed to achieve format-specific plastic targets and is pleased to report year-over-year progress in plastic …

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Recycle BC’s 2019 Annual Report

In 2019, Recycle BC provided reliable and convenient packaging and paper recycling services in British Columbia and continued to build and strengthen effective partnerships, lead new recycling initiatives and maintain financial stability. Recycle BC’s new Program Plan, which was approved in June 2019, establishes more ambitious recovery targets, expanded accessibility and reporting enhancements. The new …

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Recycle BC invites residents to take a Recycling Home Tour during pandemic

Download the Recycle BC Home Tour media release Download the Recycle BC Home Tour backgrounder Page contents: Media release Backgrounder Media release Recycle BC is launching a campaign encouraging British Columbians to use their time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to become better recyclers. The online campaign takes residents room-by-room and item-by-item, helping them …

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2019 Annual Steward Meeting Materials

The 2019 Annual Steward Meeting was hosted by CSSA on behalf of the stewardship programs on Thursday, October 24. It provided stewards with updates on packaging and paper recycling program performance along with next year’s program budgets and material fee rates. Below are links to the materials from the meeting: Download the Report to Stewards (also …

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Recycle BC and CSSA’s progress on its plastic commitments released in New Global Commitment report

Recycle BC and its national service provider, Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA), are proud endorsers of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment’s common vision of a circular economy for plastics, where plastics never become waste. Today, the Global Commitment released its first progress report. CSSA and Recycle BC’s progress on their commitments can be found …

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CleanBC Single-use Plastics Submission

The B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (MOECCS) recently issued a policy paper proposing a number of actions to address single use plastics in the environment and asking for feedback. In response Recycle BC submitted its comments. The Ministry’s Action Plan, found here, is divided into four key areas: 1) Bans on Single-Use Packaging: …

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Recycle BC’s response to CBC Marketplace

The people of British Columbia can be proud to live in a province that has the most advanced and integrated processes for the management of residential recycling of anywhere in Canada. It is a non-profit system that is studied and praised around the world and, in the face of incredibly challenging recycling markets the world …

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Recycle BC Welcomes New Communities To Its Curbside Recycling Program

Four additional communities have joined the Recycle BC program. The City of Merritt, District of Hope, District of Logan Lake, and District of Sechelt are the latest municipalities to join the Recycle BC residential packaging and paper recycling program as collection partners. Under the new partnerships, the curbside collection programs continue to be operated by …

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