• Kelowna's Homepage
  • Vernon's Homepage
30233
30062

BC  

BC businesses pay recycling

The B.C. government's controversial new recycling program goes into effect Monday, irking some business owners who say that additional costs will hurt their bottom line.

The new regulations require all businesses that supply packaging and printed paper to B.C. residential customers be responsible for collecting and recycling that material once customers are done with it.

Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade, says this will create additional costs for businesses, which will download the extra expenses onto consumers.

However, Allen Langdon of Multi-Material BC says that the new rules would only hurt small businesses, who are generally exempt from the new regulations anyway.

Langdon says over 900 companies will be relying on Multi Material B.C. to handle the logistics and costs of recycling packaging and print created by businesses.

Those companies who are not signed onto the non-profit organization will have to co-ordinate their own recycling efforts.

Langdon says up to 3,000 businesses are affected by the new regulations.

COMMENTS WELCOME

Comments on this story are pre-moderated to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Approval times will vary. Keep it clean, keep it civil, and stay on topic. Comments remain open for one day after a story is published. If you see a comment that you feel is inappropriate, please use the ‘flag’ feature. Comments appearing here are the opinions of the comment writer, not of Castanet.



More BC News

BC
Vancouver Webcam
29101
Recent Trending
Member of the RTNDA
29754



29957
27125