Container Recycling Institute (CRI)

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Culver City, CA
US, 90232

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Review of B.C’s container recycling system reveals strong results along with fee and transparency challenges

As it nears its half-century mark, the beverage container deposit-return system in British Columbia, Canada, remains the elder statesman of global recycling and extended producer responsibility programs, boasting a strong overall recovery rate of 84.2 percent. But a new study by the Container Recycling Institute (CRI) raises some concerns about the system, including unprecedentedly high container recycling fees, a lack of transparency in financial reporting and a bloated reserve fund.

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