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Resolutions

Recycling System for Paper Products

Year: 2007

Resolution

Therefore be it resolved that the SUMA request that the Province of Saskatchewan implement a centralized recycling program that could accept paper and cardboard from all municipalities to recycle and process into alternative market products and that the shipping costs to such a facility be subsidized by the province.

Provincial Response

Response: Saskatchewan Environment recognizes and acknowledges the difficulties that some municipalities are experiencing in sustaining their recycling programs. In an effort to address this issue, the department is presently examining and evaluation potential options for the provincial recycling program for post consumer packaging and printed materials (ie. Paper, plastic, metal, and glass) generated by residential households. As part of the process, Saskatchewan Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors, City of Regina, City of Saskatoon, Corporations Supporting Recycling, Food and Consumer Products Canada, Retail Council of Canada, SARCAN Recycling, Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, SUMA, Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council, and the Waste Advisory Council of Saskatchewan.

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