The vast majority of Manitobans recycle their non-alcoholic beverage containers. It’s
simple. It’s responsible. It’s a no-brainer.

In fact, since the Recycle Everywhere program launched across Manitoba in 2010, the recovery
rate of these containers has increased from 42% to nearly 70%, one of the largest upswings in
North America. For PET plastic bottles alone (those lightweight pop or water bottles everyone
has crushed at least once), the yearly recovery rate is now around 80%. So, we know our
program is working.

But it's not enough.

There are still some people—maybe people you know—who just
don’t get it. And their excuses for not doing the right thing are getting tiresome.

“I don’t know whether an item is accepted or not.”
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This one’s easy.
Plastic and glass bottles, beverage cartons, juice boxes and aluminum cans (you know, things you drink out of) all go in the bin. Now you know.

“The rules for recycling are too complicated.”

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Seriously?
Let’s break it down: YES to plastic and glass bottles, beverage cartons, juice boxes and aluminum cans.
Pretty please:
dump out any liquid before you toss it in the bin.
NO to take-out cups or soiled food containers.

“It’s inconvenient to look for a recycling bin.”

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Nice try.
There are more than 80,000 bins across Manitoba. They’re basically everywhere people are.

“It’s inconvenient to look for a recycling bin.”

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Nice try.
There are more than 80,000 bins across Manitoba. They’re basically everywhere people are.

“I believe that most of what I recycle ends up in landfills anyway.”

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Hmmmm.
In Manitoba, [100%] of non-alcoholic beverage containers recovered are recycled. Which means they go on to live happy lives as carpets, airplane parts, road base and more. Which also means they never ever become landfill.

“I believe that most of what I recycle ends up in landfills anyway.”

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Hmmmm.
In Manitoba, nearly 70% of non-alcoholic beverage containers were recovered in our latest reporting period. Which means they go on to live happy lives as new beverage containers, carpets, airplane parts, road base and more.

“I don’t believe that recycling has a positive impact on the environment”

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Thank goodness the folks in Brandon don’t see it that way.
Since 2010, they’ve reduced beverage container litter by 91%. Winnipeggers by 76%. How? By recycling.

“I don’t feel that I have a personal responsibility to recycle.”

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Don’t let the kids
hear you say that.

Research shows environmental interest and awareness is highest among school-age children and wanes gradually with age. Don’t be a fogey. You know it’s the right thing to do. So do
the right thing.

The goal of the Recycle Everywhere program is to reach the 75% recovery rate target
for non-alcoholic beverage containers. We’re on the right track and it’s attainable if we
all pitch in.

No more excuses. You drink it. You bin it.