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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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Electronics Recycling in BC

Electronics Recycling in BC

Over the last 20 years, our use of electronic devices and small household appliances has exploded. Most homes have a variety of computers, hand-held devices, TVs, kitchen appliances, and audio/visual equipment. Like most manufactured products, however, electronics...

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Why (and how) to recycle your paint

Why (and how) to recycle your paint

You might think that paint could just be tossed with the rest of the garbage, but that isn’t so. Paint is toxic – bad for sewers, landfills, and the environment. The good news is there’s a better option in the Okanagan than simply throwing your paint away.Bring it to...

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Recycling — Your life depends on it

Recycling — Your life depends on it

Were you aware when materials cannot be broken down, reused, or recycled, they can pose a danger to us? We might know that recycling a ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, and 4,000 Kw of energy in the production of new paper. This energy...

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