Recycling Glass Container

Year
2011
Category
Environment
NCLGA Ref#
B5

Status

Defeated by the NCLGA Membership

Details

WHEREAS many recyclable items now require a refundable deposit at the time of purchase as an incentive to return these items for recycling;

AND WHEREAS items sold in glass containers (such as pickles, jams, dressings, etc.) do not require a refundable deposit, so they often end up in our landfills to the detriment of the environment:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA and UBCM lobby the Province of British Columbia to require a refundable deposit on all glass containers in an effort to promote the recycling of these items.

Additional Information

UBCM Comments:

The UBCM membership has not previously considered a resolution calling for a refundable deposit on non-beverage glass containers. However, the membership has consistently supported the introduction of industry product stewardship programs that would shift the responsibility for waste management from local governments to producers and consumers on such products as electronic waste, batteries, tires, used oil and plastics (2005-B24; 2004-B13; 2004-B14; 2004-B15; 2004-B82; 2003-B87; 1998-B60).