FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sun Coast Recycle Drop Off accepting MMBC materials in Parksville
Vancouver, December 8, 2015—Starting today, Parksville and area residents can take their packaging and printed paper recyclables to Sun Coast Recycle Drop Off, without charge, as it joins the Multi-Material BC (MMBC) network of more than 200 depots. Sun Coast Recycle Drop Off located at #25-1343 Alberni Hwy in Parksville, accepts all materials in MMBC’s residential packaging and printed paper recycling program, including non-deposit glass bottles and jars, plastic bags and plastic foam packaging, along with curbside recycling materials such as newsprint, cardboard, household papers, metal containers, plastic containers, and paper packaging that held liquid when sold, such as coffee cups and soup cartons.
“One of our goals with the MMBC recycling program is to help residents recycle more,” said Allen Langdon, Managing Director of MMBC. “We are pleased to welcome Sun Coast Recycle Drop Off to a network of depots that, together, provide packaging and printed paper recycling access for more than 96% of BC households.”
Additional details about MMBC’s residential packaging and printed paper recycling program, including the full list of materials that are accepted, are available at www.RecyclinginBC.ca.
In May 2014, MMBC assumed responsibility for curbside, multi-family, and depot recycling programs in many areas across BC as a result of changes made to the provincial Recycling Regulation to shift responsibility for end-of-life management of packaging and printed paper from governments and their taxpayers to the businesses that produce these materials. On behalf of those businesses, MMBC manages recycling programs, either directly or by working with local governments, First Nations, private companies and other non-profit organizations.
MMBC is among more than 20 extended producer responsibility programs introduced in British Columbia over the past two decades, which has seen industry assume responsibility for end-of-life management of items such as beverage containers, electronics, paint, used oil, tires and batteries. The concept behind extended producer responsibility is to make businesses responsible for collecting and recycling the products they supply into the BC marketplace.
In May 2011, BC’s Recycling Regulation was updated to include packaging and printed paper. The regulation shifts the responsibility for managing the residential recycling of packaging and printed paper from regional and municipal governments and their taxpayers to business.
Multi-Material B C (MMBC) is a non-profit stewardship organization. MMBC helps member businesses and organizations that sell or supply packaging and printed paper to BC residents in meeting their recycling obligations under provincial law. Through member fees, MMBC finances recycling of household packaging and printed paper collected by local governments, First Nations, private companies, and non-profits. MMBC assumed responsibility for managing residential packaging and printed paper recycling on behalf of industry in May 2014.
More information, including lists of MMBC collectors and members, is available at www.multimaterialbc.ca
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