Plastic Free Julyis a global movement to encourage people to avoid single-use plastic, recycle the plastic they can’t avoid, and to educate others about plastic waste.
As part of Plastic Free July, Maple Ridge Climate Hub and Ridge Meadows Recycling Society are co-hosting an on-demand screening of the revealing documentary, “The Story of Plastic,” followed by a post-screening discussion on Zoom.
The Story of Plastic takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution, and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it (see trailer below).
Starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the vehicle limit at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot will be removed as BC enters Phase 3 of the COVID-19 pandemic.
All visitors to the Recycling Depot are asked to wear a mask or face covering to protect other customers and Depot staff. All Ridge Meadows Recycling Society staff are required to wear a mask or face covering when working with others.
Everyone is reminded to maintain the 2-meter distance from others while at the Recycling Depot.
In this newsletter, we ask Depot visitors to wear masks or face coverings as we relax the 7-car limit at the Recycling Depot, highlight another one of our Founding Members, and give a shout-out to our multi-sort recycling system.
REMINDER: Tissues and Paper Towels are NOT ACCEPTED in your curbside recycling or at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot. If tissues or paper towels are found in your curbside recycling, it will NOT be picked up. #StaySafe#WashYourHands#DontRecycleTissues#DontRecyclePaperTowels
Recycle BC, who is responsible for all printed paper & packaging recycling in BC, has informed us their processor is once again accepting styrofoam, so we are able to collect it again at the Depot starting on April 20, 2020.
Reminder: Styrofoam is NOT accepted in your curbside recycling.
MARCH 16, 2020 UPDATE: Looking at the growing concern about spreading the COVID-19 virus, we see no alternative but to add our #MapleRidge Earth Day celebration to the ever-growing list of cancelled events ☹ We would hate that an event to celebrate Healthy Communities be the reason someone gets sick.
Our planning committee has already put many, many hours of work into what was set to be an amazing day. They are all superstars.
We’re so sorry we have to cancel this year’s event, but look forward to working with everyone on next year’s event.
Gain comfort in the emerging reality of people slowing down, taking a (forced) rest, and spending time with their family, in their gardens, and outside in nature. With enough time to pause and relax and re-think and re-group and re-connect, it may even be the beginning of a paradigm-shift.
Fingers crossed. Wash your hands. Stay safe.
We will be contacting participants who have already registered about refunding fees or using them as pre-registration for next year’s event.