Habitat gives recycled materials a new lease on life

Recycle NB and industry have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to provide affordable, safe housing for low income families while at the same time be providing a new lease on life for recycled products made from waste paint and tires. Habitat for Humanity will begin using composite roofing shingles and recycled paint with its affiliate housing construction projects throughout the province.

The President of Habitat for Humanity Moncton, Tim Bathurst explained that the structure and roof had already been put on their latest build project at 213 Palisade Drive. “The building crew and I are extremely pleased with the quality and appearance of the synthetic slate shingles and we hope to continue their use on future buildings”. Paint produced under the province’s recycling program and sold under the Boomerang brand is being donated by the paint industry and is slated to be used in the construction process soon.

Recycle NB is continuing to ensure that the value of “waste” resources is recognized in our province. “Through the transformation of waste materials into new recycled products we continue to act as a catalyst for changing the past perceptions about waste” said Murray Driscoll, Chair of Recycle NB. “Our tire and paint recycling programs produce one of the most diverse ranges of recycled products anywhere in North America and we as New Brunswickers can be very proud of this joint effort as well as the very positive effect is has on our local communities and the environment”, stated Mr Driscoll. Information on Recycle NB and any of their programs is available online at www.recyclenb.com

02/09/09

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Murray Driscoll, Chair, Recycle NB, 506-454-8473.
Pat McCarthy, CEO, Recycle NB 506-454-8473.

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