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Circular Materials and the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) are today announcing plans to develop a comprehensive recycling program for beverage containers collected in blue bins and public spaces across Ontario. 

Circular Materials Ontario (CMO) and CBCRA are collaborating to provide beverage producers with the compliance services required to meet their obligations under the province’s Blue Box Regulation. The Blue Box Regulation requires producers to assume responsibility for the collection and management of blue box materials from municipalities between 2023 and 2025.

CMO and CBCRA will support producers by establishing a collection system for beverage containers, carrying out consumer promotion and education, reporting to the regulator and meeting Ontario’s ambitious targets to collect and manage 75 per cent of beverage containers supplied in the province by 2026, and 80 per cent by 2030. 

To increase beverage container recycling away from home, CBCRA, in collaboration with CMO, will operate a supplemental collection and management system modelled after the very successful Recycle Everywhere program.

CBCRA’s Recycle Everywhere program in Manitoba has achieved the greatest recovery growth of any beverage container recovery system in North America in the last 10 years. With CMO and CBCRA’s collective capabilities and expertise, the organizations are positioned to meet Ontario’s beverage container management targets. 

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