• 2014-12-01

Recycling - a role for everyone

In today’s throwaway world, we must all reduce, reuse and recycle.  Recycling reduces the need for landfills, safeguards our valuable resources, saves the taxpayer money and creates jobs in our communities. It is the least we can do to protect the environment for generations to come.

Recycle NB plays a unique role in the management of waste materials in New Brunswick. It oversees the waste management of designated materials in New Brunswick.  Our vision is to move beyond waste!

As the Chair of Recycle NB, I hope all New Brunswickers will make recycling part of their daily routine.  Their efforts make our tire, paint, oil and glycol recycling programs very successful. If we all pitch in, we will have the same success with many more materials.

This year we took our next step toward a waste-free New Brunswick with the launch of a new oil and glycol program for the province.

Just one litre of oil can contaminate one million litres of drinking water.  That’s why government designated oil and glycol and made Recycle NB responsible for overseeing a waste management plan for the products.

Under our extended producer responsibility policy, industry takes responsibility for the life cycle of its products and works with us to develop and implement a waste management plan.

We will continue to work with industry to protect our environment by turning waste products into new, useful ones.

Bryan Howell, Chair, Recycle NB

Mr. Howell retired as General Manager of ENCORP Atlantic and continues to be active in the development of recycling programs throughout the Maritimes.

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