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Another successful plastics drive

September 5, 2013  By Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery

Sept. 5, 2013, Milton, ON — Garden centres have diverted more than 120,000 pounds of plastic from the landfill through the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association's annual National Plastics Recycling Event.

Fifty garden centres in eight provinces participated in this year's plastics drive, collecting garden pots and trays between June 21 and July 1.

Since its inception in 2010, independent garden centres across the country have volunteered as drop-off points for their community's used garden plastics. Participating recyclers then offer free pick-ups of the unsorted plastics.


The goal of the National Plastics Recycling Event is to raise awareness of the need for recycling solutions in the industry – a goal that is increasingly being realized in many parts of the country. Consumers are growing accustomed to returning their garden plastics, and a growing number of municipalities now accept plastic pots through their curbside recycling programs.

The National Plastics Recycling Event is scheduled to return in 2014. All garden retailers interested in participating are encouraged to contact the CNLA.

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