Recycling

Burnaby vet technician Jocelyn Marsh shows off part of her pill bottle return program. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

B.C. veterinarian has plan to eliminate millions of pieces of plastic from Canadian clinics

Very simple changes can have a large impact if adopted broadly, Jocelyn Marsh says

 

A playground furnished with recycled rubber. (Photo/ Tire Stewardship BC).

13 B.C. projects set to build playgrounds, recreation areas with thousands of recycled tires

TSBC contributes over $270,000 for the grant recipients’ infrastructure upgrades

 

Lindsay Foreman is the curator of Indigenous arts and culture at the Langley Centennial Museum. The museum is organizing Green Art, a show of upcycled works as well as workshops and a panel discuss. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Saturdays dedicated to art and environment at Langley museum

Green art exhibit features upcycled pieces as well as free workshops

 

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society’s executive director Kim Day and supervisor Lorne Skoropada received honours on Wednesday, March 23. The society was ranked the second best oil recycling facility in the province. (Special to The News)
Sung Kim, owner of Aldergrove Return-It Depot welcomes oil, filters, and antifreeze. The local facility is amongst the 30 best oil recycling businesses in the province. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove oil recycling facility amongst top 30

Ranked 22, the local recycling depot is given honours by BC Used Oil Management Association

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society’s executive director Kim Day and supervisor Lorne Skoropada received honours on Wednesday, March 23. The society was ranked the second best oil recycling facility in the province. (Special to The News)
Sung Kim, owner of Aldergrove Return-It Depot welcomes oil, filters, and antifreeze. The local facility is amongst the 30 best oil recycling businesses in the province. (Special to The Star)
Jaskirat Chahal, with the Electronics Recycling Association, shows what happens to computer hard drives during recycling. The first step is grinding them up to destroy any data. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Electronics recyclers grind up Langley’s old tech

Most technology and accessories can be recycled and often contain valuable metals

Jaskirat Chahal, with the Electronics Recycling Association, shows what happens to computer hard drives during recycling. The first step is grinding them up to destroy any data. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Andrea Voss from the Langley Salvation Army gateway of hope received 100 reusable bags from Langley resident and volunteer Nancy Shargool. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Andrea Voss from the Langley Salvation Army gateway of hope received 100 reusable bags from Langley resident and volunteer Nancy Shargool. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Willowbrook Recycling

Upgrades and added convenience come to Willowbrook Recycling

Automated sorting machines and other renovations continue to improve on customer experience

  • Feb 28, 2022
Willowbrook Recycling
Recycle BC is bringing in a deposit system for milk and milk-alternative containers. (Recycle BC art)

10-cent recycling deposit added for milk and plant-based beverage containers

Deposits can be redeemed by returning containers to Return-It collection centres

Recycle BC is bringing in a deposit system for milk and milk-alternative containers. (Recycle BC art)
In this Oct. 7, 2010, file photo, a Green Mountain Coffee single-serving brewing cup is seen in a Keurig machine in Montpelier, Vt. The Competition Bureau says Keurig Canada will pay a $3 million penalty in Canada for making false or misleading claims that its single-use K-cup pods can be recycled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Toby Talbot, File

Keurig to pay $3 million fine for false, misleading claims on recycling of its K-CUPs

Keurig Canada has to change its packaging, publish notices about the changes

In this Oct. 7, 2010, file photo, a Green Mountain Coffee single-serving brewing cup is seen in a Keurig machine in Montpelier, Vt. The Competition Bureau says Keurig Canada will pay a $3 million penalty in Canada for making false or misleading claims that its single-use K-cup pods can be recycled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Toby Talbot, File
Recycle BC has announced that glass recycling has resumed in Langley and much of Southwestern B.C. (Recycle BC)

Glass recycling resumes in Langley

Glass pickup had been impacted by the floods

Recycle BC has announced that glass recycling has resumed in Langley and much of Southwestern B.C. (Recycle BC)
Debbie Fleming was the coordinator of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection event held at George Preston Centre on Saturday (Oct. 23) and Sunday (Oct. 24). (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

Hundreds drive-thru hazardous waste collection event in Langley

Annual event was held at George Preston Recreation Centre

Debbie Fleming was the coordinator of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection event held at George Preston Centre on Saturday (Oct. 23) and Sunday (Oct. 24). (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
A local letter writer would like to see changes to the recycling and waste collection system. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley man trash talks local recycling efforts for lack of options

Taxpayers are footing the bill that should be covered by manufacturers, letter writer argues

  • Sep 13, 2021
A local letter writer would like to see changes to the recycling and waste collection system. (Black Press Media files)
Electronic cigarettes are seen in a display case at a store in downtown Montreal, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. A study looks at the use of electronic cigarettes among Canadian teens and whether it might lead to tobacco use. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

E-cigarettes, mattresses, lithium-ion batteries soon to be recyclable in B.C.

Province working to expand recycling under extended producer responsibility five-year plan

Electronic cigarettes are seen in a display case at a store in downtown Montreal, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. A study looks at the use of electronic cigarettes among Canadian teens and whether it might lead to tobacco use. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Jocelyn Titus, founder of Aldergrove’s Earth Ninjas, received over $600 worth of bottles in donations. (Shailee Shah/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove bottle drive raises $600 to help purchase plastic shredder

Earth Ninjas host bottle drive in order to clean community and repurpose plastic

  • Aug 3, 2021
Jocelyn Titus, founder of Aldergrove’s Earth Ninjas, received over $600 worth of bottles in donations. (Shailee Shah/Special to The Star)
Walnut Grove resident Netanya Castillo is a student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She is hosting an electronic recycling drive until July 30, 2021 in an effort to win a $10,000 scholarship from the Electronic Recycling Association. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove resident Netanya Castillo is a student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She is hosting an electronic recycling drive until July 30, 2021 in an effort to win a $10,000 scholarship from the Electronic Recycling Association. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)

B.C. cities will no longer need provincial approval to launch single-use plastic ban

More than 20 municipalities in B.C. are developing bylaws banning single-use plastics

Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)
Six-year-old Aldergrove resident Kinsley Moore has taken to cleaning up the streets with BBQ tongs and garbage bags. (Chelsea Moore/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove child tackles trash armed with shopping bags and barbecue tongs

Kinsley Moore grew tired of the garbage on her morning walks with Mom and decided to do something

Six-year-old Aldergrove resident Kinsley Moore has taken to cleaning up the streets with BBQ tongs and garbage bags. (Chelsea Moore/Special to The Star)
Langley’s Shirley Sawatsky has entered the Upcycle Challenge various times over the years and this year won second place for her piece. (Sawatsky photo)

LETTER: Langley upcycler hopes unique competition continues in the future

The Art of Upcycling challenged entrants to use throwaway items in new ways

  • Jul 21, 2021
Langley’s Shirley Sawatsky has entered the Upcycle Challenge various times over the years and this year won second place for her piece. (Sawatsky photo)
Earth Ninjas are collecting bottles from now until July 25. (Special to The Star)

Earth Ninjas hosting plastic bottle drop off from now until July 25

I hate plastic with a passion and that is what fuels my ambition to help the planet, says founder

Earth Ninjas are collecting bottles from now until July 25. (Special to The Star)
“Tools of the Trade” series by Valerie Arntzen was awarded the Director’s Choice Award at “Creative Reuse: The Art of Upcycling”, on now at Langley Centennial Museum.

Upcycling artists honoured for show at Fort Langley museum

The show of art made from recycled projects is the latest of its kind in Langley

“Tools of the Trade” series by Valerie Arntzen was awarded the Director’s Choice Award at “Creative Reuse: The Art of Upcycling”, on now at Langley Centennial Museum.