Kincardine council agrees to assist Terracycle program

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By Liz Dadson

The Terracycle program in Kincardine has a new champion, as Kincardine council has agreed to provide some assistance.

In committee-of-the-whole Wednesday night (Feb. 18), program co-ordinator Amanda Saxton explained the benefits of Terracycle which began in Kincardine in September, 2010. It accepts waste that cannot be recycled in the Blue Box, and sends it to the company, Terracycle, which upcycles or recycles the waste into various products, such as garbage cans, park benches and watering cans.

Initially, it was for only juice pouches and snack cracker/cookie packaging, said Saxton. However, it has expanded extensively in the past 12-18 months, to collecting Tassimo coffee discs (T-discs), coffee bags, snack pouches, cereal bags, and so much more.

Over the past year-and-a-half, the Kincardine Terracycle program has collected 70,000 T-discs, 4,000 juice pouches, 1,500 snack pouches, 1,500 lunchable trays, 2,000 cookie wrappers, 1,000 cereal bags, 1,500 coffee bags, and 700 diaper packages.

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