What is Recycle Everywhere?

Founded in 2010, the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) is a not-for-profit, industry-funded organization whose membership includes beverage brand owners and distributors. CBCRA is committed to reaching the government-mandated target of recovering 75% of beverage containers sold in Manitoba. CBCRA implemented and operates the Recycle Everywhere program. Recycle Everywhere strives to educate Manitobans on [...]

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Is this program a government initiative?

CBCRA and its program, Recycle Everywhere, is not a government program. When the Government of Manitoba enacted the Packaging and Printed Paper Regulation in December 2008, it also established a recovery target for beverage containers. This target requires obligated beverage producers to recover 75% of all beverage containers sold in Manitoba. Beverage companies embraced this [...]

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Why don’t we have a deposit system in Manitoba?

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 [...]

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What is the Container Recycling Fee (CRF)?

The CRF is a Container Recycling Fee. Beverage producers are changed the CRF for every non-alcoholic, non-dairy beverage container they supply into Manitoba. This fee is used to pay for the cost of collecting and processing (sorting, baling and marketing) beverage containers wherever they are generated including all of the various away-from-home and at-home locations. [...]

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How successful is the program to date?

Over a six year period the recovery rate has gone from 42% to 70%, an increase of 28 percentage points, which means more than 55% more containers were recycled in 2016 than in 2010. In 2016, the beverage containers recycled in Manitoba would have filled 1,042 rail cars. That equals a decrease of 25,868 metric tonnes [...]

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Why do you focus on beverage containers?

Beverage containers are the only product group in Manitoba that has a recovery rate target set by the provincial government. Consequently, the beverage industry established CBCRA to achieve this goal. Recycling other products and materials is important, but CBCRA is dedicated to the recovery and recycling of beverage containers. This singular focus is part of [...]

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Are coffee cups accepted in Recycle Everywhere bins?

Coffee cups aren’t accepted in our Recycle Everywhere bins. Coffee cups are considered contamination in many recycling programs because of the material composition of the cups, and the end-market for the materials they’re made of. Each brand of coffee cup can be made up of very different materials for the lining and outer casing. This [...]

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What are my containers turned in to?

Each material type is used differently: Glass in Manitoba is usually crushed and used locally for building roads. It is also sometimes used as fill in water and sewer trenches. Plastics are made into new products such as new beverage containers, drainage pipes, oil bottles, benches, pens, picnic tables, fencing, clothing (e.g., t-shirts, fleece jackets) [...]

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How does my local recycling system work?

Recycling systems vary from community to community depending on how each has decided to operate or contract out its recycling program. Collection can occur either at the curbside in municipalities that support that type of service or at a local depot where residents can drop off their recyclables. Once they are collected, recyclables are sent [...]

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