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Oromocto Launches Pilot Glass Jar Recycling Program

  • 2020-03-09

For Immediate Release

March 9, 2020

Oromocto (NB) - The Town of Oromocto in partnership with the Department of Environment and Local Government, TRI-R Redemption Centre and Rayan Environmental Solutions have developed a four-month pilot project to recycle glass food jars and keep this product out of landfills.

“Our residents have been asking for glass recycling for a long time and we are thrilled to be selected for this pilot program,” said Mayor Robert (Bob) Powell, “I have been saving my glass, , and am proud to be among the first to drop them off here today.”

“It takes over a million years for glass to even begin to decompose, but glass is 100% recyclable and doesn’t have to sit in a landfill,” said Honourable Jeff Carr, Minister of Environment and Local Government, “we hope this pilot project is successful and leads to more opportunities in New Brunswick.”

“Recycling used glass not only saves energy but also conserves natural resources and is extremely good for the environment. Rayan Environmental Solutions is the only recycler of glass in Atlantic Canada and we’ve developed several processing techniques to serve various value-added markets,” added Murray Cruickshank President and CEO of Rayan Environmental Solutions.

“To the residents of Oromocto, please ensure your clear glass jars are cleaned, have the lids removed, and are separated from all other recyclables,” said Bob Colquhoun from TRI-R Redemption Centre.

This pilot program is being funded through the Environmental Trust Fund which provides assistance for action-oriented projects with tangible, measurable results, aimed at protecting, preserving and enhancing New Brunswick’s natural environment.

After four-months this program will be assessed for success and sustainability.

For more information www.oromoctorecycles.ca and www.rayanenvironmentalsolutionsltd.ca

 

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