Media Advisory - First Pilot Public Spaces Recycling Program in BC to be Launched in Steveston: July 28, 2011

VANCOUVER, July 27, 2011 /CNW/ - The first Public Spaces Recycling Program pilot project in BC will be launched at Garry Point Park in historic Steveston Village, Richmond, BC, on Thursday afternoon, July 28, 2011.

Public spaces recycling captures "the last mile" of recyclables - items typically captured through Encorp Pacific's Return-It program, but abandoned by consumers in public parks, trails, transit stops and other public places. This program was first established by the Canadian beverage industry and the Government of Quebec in 2008, and has since been launched in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Sarnia, Ontario.

Location:  Garry Point Park at the west end of Steveston Village, Richmond, BC
Time:     2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2011  (ends at 3:00 p.m.)
A/V:   Mediaco on site with power and audio feed.

Speaking at podium (backdrop: Japanese Garden + Garry Point Park)
Unveiling of recycling container
Unveiling of "Go Recycle" sign
Beautiful Garry Point;  Steveston

Mayor Malcolm Brodie, Richmond
John Yap, MLA, Richmond-Steveston
Loren Slye, Steveston non-profit associations
Justin Sherwood, Canadian Beverage Association
Neil Hastie, Encorp Pacific
John Challinor, Nestlé Waters Canada

Partners in the Steveston pilot project are:

  • City of Richmond
  • Canadian Beverage Association
  • Encorp Pacific
  • Nestlé Waters Canada

SOURCE Nestlé Waters Canada

For further information:

Andrea Lee Hamilton, City of Richmond
Bruce Rozenhart, Public Spaces program 


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