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New recycling program starts in June

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POWELL RIVER, B.C. – The Let’s Talk Trash team is joining up with the Powell River Regional District and Recycle BC for a special initiative next month.

Starting June 1st, all Powell River Regional District recycling depots will start collecting what is referred to as other flexible plastic packaging.

The pilot program is run through Recycle BC and the collected materials will be used as energized fuel and for recycling research and development.

Recycle BC is a non-profit organization that manages residential packaging and printed-paper recycling across British Columbia.

Examples of other flexible plastic packaging items include:

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• Frozen fruit and vegetable pouches
• Candy zipper lock pouches
• Coffee zipper lock pouches
• Pet food pouches
• Chip bags
• Cheese wrappers
• Bubble wrap
• Plastic squeeze tubes

A full list of accepted items can be found at this link.

More details on Let’s Talk Trash can be found at letstalktrash.ca.

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