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“It isn’t that they’ve banned all imports, but they’ve certainly made it much more stringent the quality requirements to ship it over there,” he said.
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“The majority of our recycling, for paper at least, goes to China so if we are going to keep exporting there and getting that revenue we are going to have to look at the quality issues,” Mayes said.
Coun. Brian Mayes, chair of city council’s water, waste and environment committee, says the city is looking at how the Chinese ban will affect Winnipeg’s recycling programs and investigating the financial implications. (Holly Caruk/CBC)
Mayes says the city gets between $6 million and $7 million a year for the materials, but also gets subsidies from industry groups such canada goose outlet china as Multi Materials Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM).
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“I don’t want people to think we’re going to start burning plastic bags. We’ll take a look at what the options are,” he said.
Currently, the city’s recycling is handled by Emterra, but the city has put out a request for bids for a service provider to handle https://www.amigosdecontreras.es the processing and marketing of recyclable materials that will close Jan. 25.
Sorting recyclable goods According to a MMSM report, the province recycled 85.8 million kilograms in 2016, with 59.6 million kilograms coming from Winnipeg and the surrounding area.
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China used to be the main recipient of the world’s recyclable plastics and paper, but has now stopped accepting almost all foreign materials because it tightened its standards for acceptable canada goose online shop germany levels of contaminants.
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MMSM says Manitobans will now need to put a greater focus on making sure non recyclable goods don’t end up in their blue bins.
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Processors of recyclable materials will need to find better ways to sort products to ensure contaminant levels are within China’s new standards. (CBC)
“As consumers, we need to take greater responsibility in identifying what is truly recyclable, and educate ourselves on what can and cannot go in the bin.”
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There will be ‘short term pain’ While Winnipeg and Manitoba have yet to feel the full effects of the ban, those in the industry say there will be costs down the line.
“I think we are at the start of this, so [there will be] a number of financial implications for recyclers, processors, and potentially for municipalities as well,” said Ken Friesen, executive director of Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA), which is responsible for the “Recycle Everywhere” campaign.
“In order to be able to sell the product in China, they have very stringent restrictions on contamination levels and many programs exceed those levels currently,” he said.
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Friesen says while Manitoba has fared well so far because of the relatively low volume of waste it produces compared with other, more populated regions, more thought needs to be put into reducing the dependence on foreign buyers to process raw materials.
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Processors compact plastic and paper products into bales, which are then shipped to buyers who turn them into new materials. (CBC).