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N.B. schools reduce, reuse and recycle with improved program

By Regis Phillips Apr 22, 2024 | 8:09 PM

To celebrate Earth Day on Monday, Encorp Atlantic showcased the province’s new and improved Beverage Containers Program at
Rothesay High School.

On April 1, the new Beverage Containers Program in New Brunswick started giving out full refunds on deposits.

While this program has been around for over 30 years, New Brunswickers only received half of the refund. Now with full refunds at redemption centres, more money goes back to consumers when they recycle the proper containers.

“Increasing refund amounts for beverage container deposits are just one strategy to encourage more recycling among New Brunswickers,” said Encorp Atlantic President and CEO Pierre Landry.

Officials also highlighted the Recycling Heroes in School program. Encorp says this is one of several initiatives designed to increase access to recycling in public spaces.

Through this program, Encorp provides schools from kindergarten to Grade 12 with the necessary tools and support to set up recycling stations in classrooms, hallways, and cafeterias. Money from these donations are used for school supplies and events.

Landry said more 50 schools in New Brunswick have recycled 650,000 containers since the program started in Septemberand are on pace to recycle over 1 million containers by the end of this year.

“We are looking at various convenient options that could be implemented in communities. We are committed to exploring and investing in strategies meant to enhance access and convenience to recycling,” said Landry.

Schools can still sign up. More information can be found by clicking here.