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Celebrating an 86.2% Return Rate
Posted: June 21, 2017

The beverage container return rate reached 86.2% in 2016, one of the highest return rates in North America and up from 85% in 2015. That significant accomplishment helps solidify Alberta’s reputation as a leader in beverage container recycling world-wide. Other highlights contained in the 2016 Annual Report, released at the BCMB’s Annual General Meeting on June 21, include:• The opening of two new depots - the Winterburn Bottle Depot in west Edmonton and the Walden Bottle Depot ...

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How is the BCMB structured?

The BCMB is a management board with stakeholder interests. The governance structure of the BCMB consists of a 16-member Board of Directors composed of an equal number (five each) of members from beverage manufacturers, the depot industry, and the public, as well as one non-voting representative from Alberta Environment and Parks.

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