Update: Quebec government officials say they’ve reached an agreement with Rebuts Solides Canadiens to continue services until another operator can be found.
A Canadian MRF operator will stop operating multiple facilities across Quebec in the near future, citing a lack of end markets for a key recyclable.
The majority of beverage containers in British Columbia had their deposit values increase from 5 cents to 10 cents at the start of this month, creating more consistency in the provincial redemption program.
Experts say a deposit system for non-alcoholic beverage containers would complement a Canadian province’s curbside recycling system, by cutting costs and increasing the volume of material recycled each year.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government will ban a number of single-use plastic products and will support establishing extended producer responsibility for plastic items.