Albertans returned 1.94 billion beverage containers to a bottle depot in 2012.

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New Chair Appointed to BCMB
Posted: March 09, 2015

Andrew Stephens was appointed the new Chair of the Beverage Container Management Board on February 18, 2015. He retired in 2012 as a senior executive in the oil and gas industry where he began his career as an engineer. He has over 35 years of business experience and has served as Chair of the Boards of the Youth Science Foundation and the Energy Council of Canada. In addition to his new role as Chair of the BCMB, Stephens is also the Chair of Genome Alberta. He replaces Ross Risvold who was the...

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Is the BCMB a government agency?

No. The BCMB is a Delegated Administrative Organization (DAO), an arm’s length organization that has delegated government authority under the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development to impose requirements on recycling program stakeholders. DAOs are unique - a range of stakeholders are encouraged to participate, including industry, government and the public. These parties are primarily involved in program stewardship through appointments to the Board of Directors.

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