Re­cy­cling on the rise in prov­ince: Au­dit

Winnipeg Sun - - NEWS - — Sun staff

Man­i­to­bans con­tinue to re­cy­cle more year over year, ac­cord­ing to an an­nual lit­ter au­dit by a na­tional re­cy­cling cen­tre.

The Cana­dian Bev­er­age Con­tainer Re­cy­cling As­so­ci­a­tion’s an­nual au­dit found “a con­sis­tent de­crease” in drink con­tainer lit­ter on the streets of five Man­i­toba cities: Win­nipeg, Bran­don, Thomp­son, Flin Flon and Stein­bach.

“Man­i­to­bans are putting more ef­fort into keep­ing their city streets clean, which in­cludes think­ing about where they place their bev­er­age con­tain­ers once they’re empty,” CBCRA ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Ken Friesen said in a re­lease. “With an in­creased fo­cus on plac­ing more Re­cy­cle Ev­ery­where bins through­out the prov­ince and tar­geted pro­mo­tional and ed­u­ca­tion cam­paigns, CBCRA con­tin­ues to sup­port lit­ter re­duc­tion in cities and com­mu­ni­ties in Man­i­toba.”

Win­nipeg and Bran­don had de­creases of 74% and 87% re­spec­tively com­pared to 2010 base­line au­dits. Stein­bach dropped by 69% com­pared to its 2013 base­line, and Thomp­son and Flin Flon dropped 36% and 32% re­spec­tively since their 2014 base­line.

The CBCRA said Man­i­toba’s bev­er­age con­tainer re­cov­ery rate is also at an all-time high of 70% in 2016.

The CBCRA is a not-for-profit whose mem­ber­ship in­cludes bev­er­age brand own­ers and dis­trib­u­tors and was founded in 2010. It op­er­ates the Re­cy­cle Ev­ery­where pro­gram.

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