Nextuse.ca highlights the pro-recycling benefits of material recovery and underscores the economic and environmental risks of waste incineration
VANCOUVER, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - NextUse Recycling Ltd. ("NextUse"), a Belkorp group company, today launched a website – www.nextuse.ca – designed to contribute to the discussion on how to increase recycling and green jobs in our region, and boost progress in reducing waste disposal to incineration and landfilling.
The launch of the website comes at a key time in the debate over Metro Vancouver's plans to construct a $500 million taxpayer-funded incinerator of unsorted waste which would burn plastic, paper, and other recyclables.
Alternatively, NextUse proposes to build a recycling facility that would receive what is left over after residents and businesses have done their best to recycle. NextUse would use advanced technology to 'break the garbage bag' and recover recyclable and compostable material left in the garbage. Whatever NextUse cannot recycle would be sent to a disposal facility determined by Metro Vancouver.
"Recyclables should be recycled, not burned. It's hard to accept an expensive disposal option when there are better ways to reduce our waste and maximize recycling upstream of incineration or landfilling. Nextuse.ca promotes a proven option that can be driven by the private sector, at no added cost or risk to taxpayers," said Russ Black, Vice President of Corporate Development, NextUse Recycling Ltd. "We feel recycling solutions are a priority, and they should be part of the discussion."
About NextUse Recycling Ltd.
NextUse Recycling Ltd. is a new recycling business and affiliate of Belkorp Environmental Services Inc. (BESI). NextUse is a progressive approach to waste management, focused on material recovery and recycling which provides new opportunities to local remanufacturers and other members of the green economy.
Mixed Waste Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) like the one proposed by NextUse represent an important additional step to existing recycling efforts, serving to "break the garbage bag" and recover recyclable and compostable material. MRFs increase the amount of material that is recovered and recycled, and decrease the amount of waste requiring disposal to incinerators and landfills.
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SOURCE: NextUse Recycling Ltd.
For further information: Nancy Grenier, NextUse Recycling Ltd., 778.994.3485, [email protected]