Recycling

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman and local MLA Brittny Anderson tour KC Recycling’s plastic recycling plant. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay company partners to ‘Close the Loop’ for recycled plastic

KC Recycling is currently recycling over 2,000MT annually of polypropylene

 

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

 

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

 

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
Styrofoam can once again be recycled at all of the RDEK's depots, as of December 27, 2021.

Styrofoam recycling resumes across RDEK

Glass and styrofoam can once again be recycled

Styrofoam can once again be recycled at all of the RDEK's depots, as of December 27, 2021.
Jodie and Jeanne Parker have been up-cycling used sweaters as toasty warm mittens for the last few years. Pictured here at the Sparwood Craft and Small Business Fair in November 2021. (Scott TIbballs / The Free Press)

Ready for winter: Old sweaters up-cycled as toasty warm mittens

Jodie and Jeanne Parker of Fernie give old sweaters a new lease on life

Jodie and Jeanne Parker have been up-cycling used sweaters as toasty warm mittens for the last few years. Pictured here at the Sparwood Craft and Small Business Fair in November 2021. (Scott TIbballs / The Free Press)
Use the right tool for the job to avoid unnecessary wear and tear. When household power tools have reached the end of their lifespan, recycle them for free at one of 200 locations across BC.

Save money, save the planet! Repair and recycling tips for small appliances and power tools

A little TLC can extend the life of many of these items, and when all else fails, recycling is free

  • Oct 11, 2021
Use the right tool for the job to avoid unnecessary wear and tear. When household power tools have reached the end of their lifespan, recycle them for free at one of 200 locations across BC.
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)
Myles Peterson is making plastic panels that can replace plywood. Photo: Submitted

Young Castlegar entrepreneur turning plastics into building materials

Myles Peterson is making plastic panels that can replace plywood

Myles Peterson is making plastic panels that can replace plywood. Photo: Submitted
ElectroRecycle accepts more than 400 products, including household appliances, power tools and exercise equipment. When your toaster has reached the end of its lifespan, recycle it at one of over 200 collection locations across BC.

Recycle broken toasters, power tools and hundreds of other items FOR FREE!

Over 400 household items are accepted at collection locations across BC

  • Apr 19, 2021
ElectroRecycle accepts more than 400 products, including household appliances, power tools and exercise equipment. When your toaster has reached the end of its lifespan, recycle it at one of over 200 collection locations across BC.
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)
Give power tools and small appliances a second life – OUT of the landfill

Give power tools and small appliances a second life – OUT of the landfill

Free, easy ElectroRecycle program welcomes 400+ products

  • Oct 12, 2020
Give power tools and small appliances a second life – OUT of the landfill
Made-in-BC solutions for those old tires

Made-in-BC solutions for those old tires

From playgrounds to fitness parks, recycled rubber gets a new life in your community

  • Aug 24, 2020
Made-in-BC solutions for those old tires
The yellow bin system will remain in place in the Elk Valley to compliment the new recycling depot. File Photo

New recycling depot set to open in the Elk Valley

The depot will accept 76 additional recyclable items

  • Jan 29, 2020
The yellow bin system will remain in place in the Elk Valley to compliment the new recycling depot. File Photo