Puget Soundkeeper and our partners through Zero Waste Washington are co-sponsoring an online tour of the Recycle BC Packaging and Paper Product Extended Producer Responsibility program. Recycle BC is responsible for residential packaging and paper product recycling throughout British Columbia. The recycling program is funded by businesses that supply packaging and paper product to BC residents. This program as well as other Canadian and EU programs are considered models for what we might want to do in Washington and other states.
Washington’s State Senators Christina Rolfes and Mona Das and other legislators will also provide brief remarks as part of the tour. And you will hear from Recycle BC staff about how the whole system works, including a look at the various facilities, operations, and components that make the program run smoothly.
The tour will be hosted by the Washington State Recycling Association as a WRED (Washington Recycles Every Day) event. These educational events bring professionals and community members from all over Washington State together for discussion of recycling issues and behind the scenes tours of working facilities and technology demonstrations.
The event is free but pre-registration is required. Please click here to register: https://conta.cc/2HhCs95
We hope you will join us for this engaging event and learn about what we could do here in Washington.