Low Cost for New Brunswick Beverage Container Management
The August/September issue of Solid Waste & Recycling magazine explored the surprisingly low cost of beverage container recovery in Alberta’s deposit- refund system. Producer responsibility for beverage products is now practiced in Alberta, Newfoundland, British Columbia, and New Brunswick. In these provinces, manufacturers and/or distributors of beverages are responsible for the recovery, collection, transportation, processing, and marketing of empty beverage containers for reuse or recycling.
Now, newly available audited data from the province of New Brunswick suggests that, where industry manages its own containers, it’s able to reduce system costs resulting in an effective and efficient container recovery program.