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CNLA container recycling drive well up over 2011


July 31, 2012
By CNLA

July 31, 2012, Milton, Ont. — Customers who visited their local
independent garden centres from June 22 to July 1 would have seen piles
of old garden pots stacked high.

July 31, 2012, Milton, Ont. — Customers who visited their local
independent garden centres from June 22 to July 1 would have seen piles
of old garden pots stacked high.

This year, an estimated 91,229 pounds of plastic was collected during the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association’s (CNLA) National Plastics Recycling Event.

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Some 56 garden centres in eight provinces participated as drop-off points for their community’s used garden pots and trays. This represented a 40 per cent increase in participation and plastics collected over last year.

This was the third year for the program, which was launched in 2010, when just six garden centres collected more than 53,000 pounds of plastic. Last year, over 40 garden centres collected 63,150 pounds.

The National Plastics Recycling Event is scheduled to return again in 2013. Recyclers who can offer free pickup of unsorted garden and agricultural plastics, and garden retailers who wish to participate, are asked to contact the CNLA.


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