In 2008, the Manitoba Government recommitted its support for the concept of a comprehensive recycling system that includes a broad range of materials – and added a 75% recovery rate target for beverage containers. This ensured that the comprehensive recycling system would be convenient for everyone, as it includes both at-home and away-from-home recycling for beverage containers. As well, this model is efficient and cost-effective for municipalities, consumers and the operators of the Blue Box system.

The away-from-home beverage container recycling program, combined with the Blue Box, has created a recycling system that is a cost effective and convenient way for Manitobans to recycle all types of materials including beverage containers.

The CBCRA system combines the convenience of a multi-material system with the performance of a deposit system at a much lower overall cost to consumers. This system is making Manitoba a leader in recycling across the country.