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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Often called Orange Shirt Day, inspired by Phyllis Webstad’s personal story shared in 2013, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Actions we take today – whether observing what September 30 signifies, attending an event, or donating resources to Indigenous organizations and charities – are the first step toward reconciliation. Having a …

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Recycle BC joins Canada Plastics Pact

We are excited to join the Canada Plastics Pact as an Implementation Partner. As Canada’s first fully producer funded and managed extended producer responsibility program for residential packaging and paper, we are proud to play an essential role in supporting the responsible management of plastic packaging through the value chain. Through this partnership, we will …

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Message from the Board – Governance Update – April 18, 2022

The Recycle BC Board is pleased to provide an update on the evolution of its governance. Since its November note to stewards (Important Message from the Board – November 3, 2021), the Board has welcomed two new directors, one director has resigned, and a new Chair has been appointed. At the close of January 2022, …

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Milk and Plant-Based Beverage Containers Join Deposit System Feb 1

Starting on February 1, 2022 milk and plant-based beverage containers will be part of the BC deposit program. This means a 10c deposit will be charged on “ready to drink” milk and plant-based beverages, like oat milk, soy milk or almond milk. Residents can receive the deposit refund when the container is returned to a …

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Preparing For Recycle BC 2021 GHG Data Reports

Preparing for Recycle BC 2021 GHG Data Reports  November 4, 2021 Thank you for your continued support and participation in the Recycle BC program. As part of our ongoing efforts to annually measure and report our supply chain’s greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory, all collectors are required to report 2021 GHG operational data in the WeRecycle Portal by January 31, 2022. Results from the last two years of GHG data reporting are included in the …

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Important Message from the Board – November 3, 2021

Recycle BC is rapidly evolving its governance structures, and we look forward to sharing our progress to date, and plans for the future, with you.  We also wanted to apprise you of the steps we have taken, and those in progress, to re-assess the protections in place with respect to potential conflicts of interest and …

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Recycle BC Expands Membership of Board of Directors

Recycle BC is pleased to announce the expansion of its Board of Directors with the appointment of three new members on Thursday, August 19, 2021. The new directors include individuals from the retail, restaurant and grocery industries in Western Canada. The new directors are: Robyn Collver – Senior Vice President, Regulatory & Chief Sustainability Officer, …

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Performance Progress on New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

Recycle BC and its national service provider, 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 …

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Recycle BC 2020 Annual Report

In March, 2020, Recycle BC, along with its supply chain partners, quickly adapted to the new COVID-19 health and safety protocols to provide on-going delivery of recycling services to BC residents. Spending more time at home in 2020, residents placed a greater volume of material in recycling bins, bags and depots resulting in a significant …

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Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today, on the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, and every day, we celebrate the heritage, cultures and achievements of Indigenous Peoples. Recycle BC is proud to be a part of the First Nations Recycling Initiative, supporting recycling in First Nations communities throughout British Columbia. In BC, recycling programs are managed by a number …

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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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