Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced steps to address plastic pollution

On Monday in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Government of Canada will ban harmful single-use plastics and hold companies responsible for plastic waste. Read more about Prime Minister Trudeau’s announcement: https://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2019/06/10/government-canada-taking-action-reduce-plastic-pollution We’re fortunate in BC to lead the nation in recycling. George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, makes …

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Victoria Area Depot Update

Recycle BC is committed to the environment and ensuring residents have access to recycling drop-off locations for their packaging and paper, specifically plastic bags and overwrap, foam packaging and other flexible plastic packaging. There have been some changes to the Victoria area depot locations. The Victoria area has four depots, including two new locations, and …

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Recycle BC Blue Star Awards

Recycle BC Blue Star Awards Recycle BC celebrates its five-year anniversary May 2019 and we recognize we didn’t create a successful EPR recycling program alone. We had great stakeholders and partners supporting us. To celebrate our five-year anniversary, Recycle BC founded the Blue Star Award to share recognition with those who best exemplify Recycle BC’s …

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The Ins and Outs of Easter Recycling

We know holidays are great times for family and friends to gather and celebrate. We also know that holidays can bring excess packaging into our homes. What you might not know is that most of this seasonal packaging can be recycled either at home or at a Recycle BC depot. Our infographic below shows which …

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New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

Recycle BC service partner, CSSA, sets commitments and endorses circular economy for plastics Recycle BC’s national service partner, Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA), is among more than 350 organizations worldwide to endorse the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment vision of a circular economy for plastics, where plastics never become waste. In addition to supporting CSSA’s endorsement, Recycle …

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What Happens To My Recycling?

Introduction: Recycle BC is responsible for residential packaging and paper recycling in BC. We ensure packaging and paper is collected from households, and recycling depots, processed and responsibly recycled. We service over 1.8 million households through curbside, multi-family and depot collection, including 98% of the population having access to depots and over 155 communities participating …

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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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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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