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Offering $ 10 Million to Help BC Companies Reuse Plastic Waste

"The recycling process in British Columbia has more types of waste than any other jurisdiction in North America," said Environment Minister George Heyman. says.

Plastics gathered for recycling at a depot in North Vancouver.
Plastic collected for recycling at a depot in North Vancouver. Photo credit: Jonathan Hayward /THE CANADIAN PRESS

B.C. Government pays $10 million to Made in B It offers. C. Solutions to reduce plastic waste and pollution.

On Tuesday, Jobs Minister Ravi Kahlon and Environment Minister George Heyman launched his second call for the CleanBC Plastics Action Fund.

$10 million will go to projects by local businesses that use less new plastic, increase the reuse of plastic, and increase the use of post-consumer recycled plastic.

"The recycling process in BC deals with more types of waste than any other North American jurisdiction," Heyman said at a press conference at Delta's manufacturing facility.

BC already recycles approximately 315,000 tonnes of plastic each year, including electronics and beverage containers, with plans to expand to other waste such as electric vehicle batteries, medical sharps and mattresses.

In 2021, the state will be the first participant in the program, funding nine projects with nearly $5 million.

Clark, CEO of Delta's Plascon Plastics. Chow said the $600,000 his company received in its first funding round helped create the first child-safe cannabis container made from 100% recycled plastic.}

Applications for the second round of funding can be submitted onlineProjects will be selected from late September through February 2023. Projects will open in February 2024. Must be completed by March 15.

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