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Province-wide paper recycling collection program in British Columbia put on hold over concerns

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Province-wide paper recycling collection program in British Columbia put on hold over concerns

September 25, 2013 - 16:28
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NANAIMO, BC, Sept. 24, 2013 (Local News) - Delegates at the recent Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention have approved an emergency resolution calling for a 90-day delay on a new program that will see industry take charge of dealing with packaging and paper waste.

The move follows concerns from some Lower Mainland mayors and councillors, who told media attending the conference that their taxpayers would end up subsidizing the private collection of paper waste.

Nanaimo is already moving toward entering into in the new system, which is mandated under regulatory changes proposed by the province in 2011. The change will see Multi-Material British Columbia, a non-profit group formed and funded by industry leaders, take responsibility for collecting recyclable paper waste.

Nanaimo Daily News - B.C.-wide recycle program on hold

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