September 21, 2020
Nestlé Waters Canada contributed over $50,000 to implement the program designed by Reclay StewardEdge and Recycle Everywhere.
Nestlé Waters Canada announced today that Puslinch Council voted unanimously to begin the implementation of the innovative public-space recycling program designed by Reclay StewardEdge and Recycle Everywhere in all community locations.
“We are very pleased that Nestlé Waters Canada has brought such an innovative public-space recycling program with a proven track record of increasing recycling rates to Puslinch,” said Puslinch Mayor, James Seeley. “Nestlé Waters Canada is an outstanding community partner and recognized the need for improved recycling infrastructure in our local parks and Community Centre.”
The program, which is responsible for a dramatic increase in the recovery rate in Manitoba, from 42% to roughly 69%, in a few short years, will kick off in mid-February with a site assessment and bin selection. The waste audit will be conducted in June and a final report will be submitted to Council in September.
“We have seen the proven results of this program in smaller communities across Canada and look forward to seeing the positive impact it will have here in Puslinch, where many of our employees, live, work and play,” said Adam Graves, President of Nestlé Waters Canada. “As a producer, we recognize the role we play in ensuring our products are consistently being recycled, and know that public spaces are traditionally a gap where more can be done to increase recovery rates. We are happy to be able to do our part in our community,” said Graves.
Residents can expect to begin seeing new dual recycling bins in mid-April. The education campaign, which accompanies the bins, will roll-out in traditional and social media in early spring. Once the program is complete, the Township of Puslinch will see the added benefit of these separated bins becoming part of the permanent recycling infrastructure in the community.