Canada reports boost to plastics recycling access
New data over 2015 published by the The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) show that 96% of Canada’s population is able to recycle all types of transparent and opaque plastic bottles, jugs and jars in their residential recycling programmes.
According to the president and ceo of the CPIA Carol Hochu there are more and more kinds of plastics and plastic objects added to the list of accepted items by the recycling programme managers. ‘We’re seeing recycling programmes across the country adding plastic tubs and lids, caps, plastic bags, overwrap and foam food and protective packaging.’ as she stated.
The amount of Canadians recycling all different kinds of plastic containers, bottles, jugs, jars, tubs and lids, boxes, etc. increased from 61% in 2014 to 67% last year.
Access to recycling programmes that accept foam food and protective packaging increased from 35% to 44% in 2015, mainly thanks to Montreal adding all foam type packaging to its collection programme.
As an extra fact, 60% of all Canadians have now access to recycling programmes that include plastic bottle caps as well.
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