WINNIPEG — Manitoba Co-op stores across the province are now retrofitted with Recycle Everywhere bins to help divert recyclables from landfills.
The Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) program has a presence at all 140 Co-ops in Manitoba.
“This is a significant step in getting Recycle Everywhere bins into every gas bar in Manitoba, where ultimately as many as 10 million beverage containers can be diverted from our landfills annually,” said Ken Friesen, CBCRA’s executive director.
A recent CBCRA audit shows that between 45 and 72 percent of waste at gas stations can be diverted from landfills. Beverage containers alone represent up to seven percent of that total waste.
There are currently 45,000 Recycle Everywhere bins across the province.