659 Boeing 747s
6,843,911 Stanley Cups
2,951 Space Shuttles
11 Calgary Towers
Albertans achieved a beverage container return rate of over 86% in 2016 and we’d like to thank our dedicated communities for their efforts. Well done, Alberta! Each year Alberta bottle Depots collect over 2 billion beverage containers, which equals more than 107,324,978 Kg of waste that is diverted from our landfills.
A beverage container recycling program can be started anywhere, by anyone. In order for Alberta’s beverage container recycling programs to flourish in an office, home, business, school, hotel, condo, or a public space they need to be developed using the right tools.
Designated by the United Nations, World Environment Day falls within Canada’s Environment Week celebrated every year the week of June 5th.