Recycling

Colin McKean (left), Calvin Jameson, Mark Kurschner and David Lawes signed a document to officialize their partnership, in Victoria on May 2, to keep the waters and lands of various First Nations communities waste-free. Photo provided by the Indigenous Zero Waste Technical Advisory Group

Indigenous recycling program bridges gap for remote communities in B.C.

Despite the challenges this new alliance is devoted to keeping B.C. lands and waterways waste-free

 

The B.C. government brought in new regulations at the start of 2023 that expanded the list of items that can be recycled through blue bin and depot programs. Some are calling for more to be done in quelling the amount of single-use items making it to market. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Groups want plastic waste reduced at the source as B.C. expands recycling list

Environment minister says more single-use bans being looked at as more plastic regulations coming

 

Plastic water bottles are pictured in a blue box recycle bin in North Vancouver, B.C., on May 7, 2019. British Columbia is increasing the types of items it accepts for recycling in its residential blue box system and at depots. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C.’s blue box recycling system to accept more items, primarily single-use plastics

Mattresses, EV batteries, syringes to be added over next 4 years: province

 

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Christmas tree recycling is a good alternative to landfills

Taking down the Christmas tree is only one task after the holiday…

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Christmas lights account for much of the light bulb waste found in landfills, according to Product Care Recycling. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)

One way to support the Earth this holiday season? Recycle old decorations

Product Care Recycling is urging British Columbians to take care of holiday waste responsibly

Christmas lights account for much of the light bulb waste found in landfills, according to Product Care Recycling. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)
Burnaby vet technician Jocelyn Marsh shows off part of her pill bottle return program. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

B.C. veterinarian has plan to eliminate millions of pieces of plastic from Canadian clinics

Very simple changes can have a large impact if adopted broadly, Jocelyn Marsh says

Burnaby vet technician Jocelyn Marsh shows off part of her pill bottle return program. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
A playground furnished with recycled rubber. (Photo/ Tire Stewardship BC).

13 B.C. projects set to build playgrounds, recreation areas with thousands of recycled tires

TSBC contributes over $270,000 for the grant recipients’ infrastructure upgrades

A playground furnished with recycled rubber. (Photo/ Tire Stewardship BC).
Recycle BC is bringing in a deposit system for milk and milk-alternative containers. (Recycle BC art)

10-cent recycling deposit added for milk and plant-based beverage containers

Deposits can be redeemed by returning containers to Return-It collection centres

Recycle BC is bringing in a deposit system for milk and milk-alternative containers. (Recycle BC art)
In this Oct. 7, 2010, file photo, a Green Mountain Coffee single-serving brewing cup is seen in a Keurig machine in Montpelier, Vt. The Competition Bureau says Keurig Canada will pay a $3 million penalty in Canada for making false or misleading claims that its single-use K-cup pods can be recycled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Toby Talbot, File

Keurig to pay $3 million fine for false, misleading claims on recycling of its K-CUPs

Keurig Canada has to change its packaging, publish notices about the changes

In this Oct. 7, 2010, file photo, a Green Mountain Coffee single-serving brewing cup is seen in a Keurig machine in Montpelier, Vt. The Competition Bureau says Keurig Canada will pay a $3 million penalty in Canada for making false or misleading claims that its single-use K-cup pods can be recycled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Toby Talbot, File
Electronic cigarettes are seen in a display case at a store in downtown Montreal, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. A study looks at the use of electronic cigarettes among Canadian teens and whether it might lead to tobacco use. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

E-cigarettes, mattresses, lithium-ion batteries soon to be recyclable in B.C.

Province working to expand recycling under extended producer responsibility five-year plan

Electronic cigarettes are seen in a display case at a store in downtown Montreal, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. A study looks at the use of electronic cigarettes among Canadian teens and whether it might lead to tobacco use. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)

B.C. cities will no longer need provincial approval to launch single-use plastic ban

More than 20 municipalities in B.C. are developing bylaws banning single-use plastics

Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)
Many of the materials used in delivery packaging can be brought in to Recycle BC depots or London Drugs for recycling. (Unsplash)
Many of the materials used in delivery packaging can be brought in to Recycle BC depots or London Drugs for recycling. (Unsplash)
Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

Unbuilders deconstructs and salvages old buildings instead of sending them to landfill

Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)
Kitimat Bottle Depot reopens, safety measures in place

Kitimat Bottle Depot reopens, safety measures in place

The Kitimat Bottle Depot reopened June 9, with measures in place to allow for social distancing.

Kitimat Bottle Depot reopens, safety measures in place
FILE PHOTO: Adrien Goffinet feeds styrofoam into the densifier.                                Photo by Gerry Leibel

KUTE needs more room to recycle

The more we can keep out of the landfill, the less it costs the district

FILE PHOTO: Adrien Goffinet feeds styrofoam into the densifier.                                Photo by Gerry Leibel