Provinces net $143M in recycling revenue: Report – Canada

Posted on September 4, 2012 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News

Provinces net $143M in recycling revenue: Report | Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine.

According to the new report, Canadian provinces collect approximately 73 to 75 per cent of their aluminum cans, 80 to 83 per cent of non-refillable glass, and 58 to 62 per cent of PET plastic drink bottles.

Refillable beer bottles continue to be collected at a rate of 98 per cent, which brings the total collection rate for all beverage containers up to 72 per cent, twice that of the U.S., the report says.

This is good progress that Canada is making.  Far better than their southern neighbours.