Manitoba and Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association Announce New Partnered Intitatives
Programs to Help Manitobans Recycle While at Work and Play: Cox
April 25, 2017
The Manitoba government and Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) provided details of three partnered initiatives that will continue to make it easier for Manitobans to recycle beverage containers in their workplace and while at the cottage or campsite, Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox announced today.
“The importance of getting every Manitoban to recycle their empty beverage containers couldn’t be more relevant than it is today, on the heels of Earth Day celebrations and activities across the province,” said Cox. “We know people want to do their part to recycle and reduce waste in our province’s landfills. These new initiatives led by CBCRA and the Recycle Everywhere program will continue to make it easier for people to do just that in Manitoba.”
To build on the existing reach into Manitoba’s private and public sectors, CBCRA and Recycle Everywhere announced the following three distinct initiatives:
• a partnership with all government-owned buildings in the northern region to add and increase recycling in their locations;
• new recycling options for all Manitoba cottages, seasonal sites and campgrounds; and
• a new partnership with Manitoba property managers.
The Manitoba government is asking and encouraging all commercial property managers and owners to do their part and order their free Recycle Everywhere bins for every office building, strip mall, multi-tenant building and any other commercial space in Manitoba, added Cox.
“Commercial properties can play a significant role in decreasing the amount of empty beverage containers that end up in Manitoba landfills,” said Tom Thiessen, executive director of Building Owners and Managers Association of Manitoba (BOMA). “The minister’s challenge to our industry ties in very nicely with our sustainability mandate and the BOMA BEST environmental certification program. We will strongly encourage BOMA member firms to introduce Recycle Everywhere bins in every single office, institutional and retail building in their portfolios.”
“We are delighted the Manitoba government is supporting these initiatives,” said Ken Friesen, executive director, CBCRA. “In addition, BOMA’s support is helping us achieve these goals, with approximately half of their property management membership already on board to implement the Recycle Everywhere program in their commercial properties.”
Recycle Everywhere plans to supply about 30,000 Bin Bags free of charge to all Manitoba cottages and seasonal sites. In addition, about 200,000 clear recycling bags will be given to all provincial, municipal and private campgrounds for overnight campers.
Manitoba provincial parks with public access already have Recycle Everywhere bins, making these new summer initiatives a complement to the existing recycling program, the minister noted. She added the province will support Recycle Everywhere’s summer initiatives by helping to ensure that all campers and cottagers in the provincial parks receive a Bin Bag or clear recycling bag.
Founded in 2010, the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) is a not-for-profit, industry-funded organization whose membership includes beverage brand owners and distributors. CBCRA implemented and operates the Recycle Everywhere program. Learn more at www.recycleeverywhere.ca and www.cbcra-acrcb.org.