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Handling Commission Review a Success
Posted: February 27, 2017

The BCMB has successfully completed the 2016-2017 Handling Commission Review (HCR). On February 22, 2017, the BCMB Board of Directors approved an agreement between Interested Parties and set new handling commissions that will become effective as of April 1, 2017. The HCR process, conducted every three years, engages industry stakeholder groups, referred to as Interested Parties, in the review and negotiation of handling commissions.  Beverage manufacturers pay handling commissions to depot...

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Where do containers go?

Each beverage container material type has unique processes and energy requirements for both manufacturing and recycling. The amount of energy saved in recycling varies by material type. For example, recycling aluminum requires just 5% of the energy used to create the original products from virgin material, while plastic recycling requires 30% and glass around 70%. Some of the commercially useful products that come from Alberta’s recycled beverage containers include: new containers, fleece jackets, fibreglass insulation, cardboard boxes and construction re-bar.

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