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Feds announce national recycling program and introduce 7 new bins

“Recycling programs across the country are totally different and this causes a great deal of confusion. It’s time for us all to get on the same page and use the same bins,” said Chief Recycling Officer Pat Barker.
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As a country, Canada produces about 30 million tones of solid waste each year, a quarter of which is recycled. And while recycling collection has traditionally been a municipal matter, the federal government has announced plans to nationalize the country's recycling program. In his interview with This is That, Chief Recycling Officer Pat Barker explained:

"Recycling programs across the country are totally different and this causes a great deal of confusion. It's time for us all to get on the same page and use the same bins," said Barker.

"Our seven bin system is easy to use and, once and for all, EVERYONE will know which bin juice boxes go in."

Listen to Barker's interview here and learn when you can expect to pick up your seven new recycling bins.