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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

November 30, 2020 — Reporting guidance for milk packaging September 18, 2020 — The Province of BC recently announced amendments to its Recycling Regulation that will change the materials to be included in the Recycle BC program. The amendments include: The removal of packaging for milk and milk substitutes from the Recycle BC program and …

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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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5 Tips to Recycle Hazardous Material Right

Are you tossing your cell phone and laptop batteries into your blue bin? How about lighters, propane or butane canisters? If yes—then potentially—you are causing explosions and fires at material recovery facilities and in collection vehicles, endangering the lives of BC’s recycling collectors and processors. Follow these expert tips to rethink what you recycle and …

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Collection Financial Incentive Consultation

Recycle BC is consulting on the proposed financial incentive rates for curbside, multi-family and depot packaging and paper collection. On July 7 and 8, 2020 Recycle BC held information webinars to provide an overview of the payment methodology for depot, curbside and multi-family collection. This included results of the cost study conducted in early 2020, …

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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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Consultation on the Material Cost Differentiation Methodology

On June 25, 1:30 – 3:00 EDT, Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA) held an information webinar to introduce the steward community to the Material Cost Differentiation (MCD) Methodology and its results. The materials are now available here, including the Recycle BC fee calculator tool. Please provide feedback by July 23, 2020 to mcd@cssalliance.ca. The MCD …

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Recycle BC Home Tour By The Numbers

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 identify the residential packaging and paper people are least likely to recycle, based on a survey of 1,000 residents. View recycling opportunities …

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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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Steward Reporting Extensions and Options

As organizations everywhere respond to the unprecedented demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSSA and Recycle BC are pleased to advise that the boards of CSSA-supported programs, including Recycle BC, have approved measures to assist businesses with their packaging and paper obligations during this difficult time. Extension on the Reporting Deadline and Adjustment Deadline We have …

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An update for stewards on the COVID-19 situation

As stewards focus on implementing their business continuity plans and protecting the health and safety of their staff and customers, CSSA and Recycle BC want to advise that it is maintaining its ability to provide service and assistance while taking all necessary precautions. All CSSA and Recycle BC team members are working remotely and travel …

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PARTICIPATE: What and Why do you recycle?

We want to hear from you about what packaging and paper you recycle. We are conducting a resident survey so we can better understand which specific accepted materials are not being setout or dropped off for collection, and why. This will help us identify present barriers and future opportunities to collect more Recycle BC program …

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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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