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Forest industry recycling initiative underway

At the January 2003 Truck Loggers Convention in Vancouver, B.C., Environment Canada released a CD-ROM and a complia...


At the January 2003 Truck Loggers Convention in Vancouver, B.C., Environment Canada released a CD-ROM and a compliance document containing educational and promotional tools developed for the Log Bundling Strand Recycling Initiative. The objective of this public-private sector initiative is to provide industry with tools and incentives to ensure that log bundling strand is handled in an economically viable and environmentally responsible manner.

Each year over 15 million metres (50 million feet) of log bundling strand is used by coastal logging operations in B.C. Until recently, recycling options for this material were limited. Over 75 per cent of the strand — or 11.6 million metres (38 million feet) — was simply discarded in coastal waterways every year.

In 2001, Environment Canada began working with the forest industry to develop the Log Bundling Strand Recycling Initiative. As a result of this initiative, the volume of material recycled increased dramatically in 2002.

For further information, contact Janet Butler at 604-713-9525 or janet.butler@ec.gc.ca


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