Register now: 2019 Collectors’ Conference | April 8 & 9

Recycle BC will be hosting its Collectors’ Conference on April 8 and 9 at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster. This conference is an opportunity for us to reconnect with one another, learn about new industry trends, innovations, Recycle BC operations and what’s to come in the future. Conference sessions will be a mix of …

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Get to Know The Pollution Prevention Hierarchy

We recently received an email from Ms. Martin’s class who are learning to “reduce, reuse, recycle” and we thought this was a great opportunity to share some information about the pollution prevention hierarchy. The Recycle BC program adheres to the pollution prevention hierarchy — a series of steps to manage waste, in order of the …

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Recycle BC Post-Collection RFP

The initial contract term for Recycle BC’s post-collection services is approaching its expiry date of May 2020. Recycle BC is preparing for the management of a competitive procurement process and is seeking open dialogue with program stakeholders to help inform this process. Recycle BC’s Program Plan commits to award the primary processor contract(s) based on …

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Canada’s Plastics Challenge

Plastics pollution is a global issue and world leaders are working towards solutions. Signing the Ocean Plastics Charter at the G7 Summit in June is one step Canada, as a nation, has taken. Another initiative the federal government has recently launched is providing Canadian inventors and entrepreneurs an opportunity to contribute as well. Innovative Solutions …

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New Plastics Economy Commitment

Recycle BC service partner, CSSA, endorses circular economy for plastics Recycle BC’s national service partner, Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA), is among more than 250 organizations worldwide that have committed to an initiative for eradicating plastic waste and pollution. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment aims to create a circular economy for plastics, in which …

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2018 Annual Steward Meeting Materials

CSSA’s Annual Steward Meeting (ASM) is hosted by CSSA on behalf of the stewardship programs, provides stewards with updates on packaging and paper recycling program performance along with next year’s program budgets and material fee rates. Download the Report to Stewards (also known as the pre-read) CSSA Executive Chair remarks (video) CSSA Materials Tool (video) View the …

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Circular Economy Leadership Coalition Launches

The global issue of plastic pollution is in the forefront of headlines and reports.  You can take action at home by reducing use and recycling but is there more that can be done? While Recycle BC manages BC’s recycling program and helps educate residents to reduce and recycle packaging and paper, we also participate in …

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Revised Recycle BC Program Plan Submitted to BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

The revised Recycle BC Program Plan has been submitted to BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. Over 150 organizations and communities participated in consultation meetings and Recycle BC received 29 written submissions as part of Phase Two consultations. Recycle BC gave careful consideration to all input received, a summary of which can be found …

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2018 Annual Steward Meeting: Register Now

The 2018 Annual Steward Meeting (ASM) on Wednesday, October 24, will be an online experience for all. Following a review of attendance trends and steward input, this year’s event will be webcast only and supported by an enhanced web experience. The ASM, hosted by CSSA on behalf of the stewardship programs, provides stewards with updates …

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Recycle BC 2017 Annual Report

Today, Recycle BC released its 2017 annual report. In Recycle BC’s fourth year of operation, Recycle BC continued to provide reliable and convenient packaging and paper recycling services in British Columbia. 2017 Highlights: Launched our new brand in March 2017 to become Recycle BC. Over 174,000 tonnes of Recycle BC’s packaging and paper product was collected, amounting to a …

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116 Recycle BC Depots Collecting Other Flexible Plastic Packaging

As of Friday, June 1, stand-up pouches, crinkly potato chip bags and net bags for produce – just a few examples of items that fall under the umbrella category of Other Flexible Plastic Packaging – will be collected by 116 depots throughout the province as part of a research and development project led by Recycle …

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Rethink the way you recycle

In BC, we are some of North America’s best recyclers, but we can do much better! We want you to rethink the way you recycle and ensure the correct items are being put in your home recycling bins so everything we collect can be recycled. Recycling tips There are a number of things we can …

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What Goes Where: A Recycling Bin Refresher

Recently, the CBC posted an article titled, “10 kinds of packaging that are a pain in the blue box,” that identified certain materials that should not be included in recycling containers. They write,   Certain kinds of packaging are just too hard for many recycling programs to handle. Some require consumers to take a few extra …

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Recycle BC Pilots Plastic Squeeze Tube Recycling in Coquitlam

Recycle BC is teaming up with More Recycling, a consulting firm focused on increasing recovery of plastics, to launch a pilot program in Coquitlam that will determine if plastic squeeze tubes – such as face wash, moisturizer and toothpaste tubes – can be effectively collected for recycling. Plastic squeeze tubes are not currently accepted for …

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Recycle BC and Retailers Launch #BringYourBag Challenge

Campaign challenges the public to go one week without using a plastic bag! Recycle BC is teaming up with Save-On-Foods and London Drugs to encourage the public to make the switch from single-use plastic and paper shopping bags to reusable bags. The campaign is a partnership with the Retail Council of Canada (RCC). People can …

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