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Why Drop Off My Recycling?

Why Drop Off My Recycling?

There are many environmental and economic benefits of using your local drop-off recycling centres. Whether you’re digging into your summer cleaning or getting ready for a big move, drop-off recycling is an ideal choice to keep recyclable materials from ending up in...

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Should I Recycle Brass?

Should I Recycle Brass?

Brass is an alloy composed mainly of copper and is an ideal candidate for recycling because it doesn’t lose its physical or chemical characteristics during the recycling process. Brass is used widely in industrial applications, from pipes, joinery, and machinery...

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Should You Recycle Old Batteries?

Should You Recycle Old Batteries?

Batteries are one of the most commonly used items in homes and businesses. From remote controls, smoke alarms, watches, and toys to commercial flashlights and vehicle batteries, batteries are an extremely useful power supply. Just like paper, glass, plastic, and...

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The Benefits of Using Recycled Plastic

The Benefits of Using Recycled Plastic

Post-consumer resin, known in the recycling industry as PCR, comes from recycling plastic. Typically, this might be the single-use plastic that is used by shipping companies, bottles, clamshells, and plastic bags. These plastics may be found on land, and on our...

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Let’s Look at the Numbers

Let’s Look at the Numbers

What is the cost of global overconsumption? As a result of intensive manufacturing, complex agriculture, and cheap goods, we produce shocking amounts of trash. So much, in fact (we produce 2.12 billion tons of waste every year), that if piled up like a mountain, it...

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How Copper is Recycled

How Copper is Recycled

Many different types of metals can be recycled in B.C., with copper being among the most popular. Major recycling centres like Kelowna Recycling recycle copper because the metal is used in many industrial applications (e.g., wire, plumbing, electronics), and the value...

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