FREE Community Recycling Events on Vancouver Island April May 2014

FREE Community Recycling Events on Vancouver Island April May 2014. I'm a long-time supporter of recycling (and composting) and was an original dumpster-diver at the University of Victoria when the first paper recycling program was being established over 40 years ago.  I've written about my soft plastic recycling efforts--Beyond the Blue Box, Take Recycling to the Next Level.  Island Return-It depots have organized FREE community Recycling … [Read more...]

Beyond the Blue Box – take recycling to the next level

In Victoria soft plastic recycling made it's debut in the early 1990s when a young entrepreneur saw a need and decided to fill it.  For years I paid him to come and pick up my plastic every few months. Syntal Products opened a plant in the Keating Industrial Park area in 1995 and began to produce plastic lumber. People can recycle plastics there directly. In 2000 Pacific Mobile Depots set up their business, working in conjunction with local … [Read more...]