Mayor Heron chasing down waste solutions
August 31th, 2018 – When St. Albert city councillors took their six-week summer break, Mayor Cathy Heron decided not to let it go to waste. Over the course of the recess, Heron visited waste-processing facilities elsewhere in the province to get a feel for what St. Albert could be doing better. Changes are coming to the world of waste, egged on by China’s recent decision to stop taking much of the plastic it used to accept. St. Albert will start to see its own changes in September, when councillors are expected to look at measures to address our own flawed system and limit the types of plastic that end up in the recycling bin. One of the biggest issues we face – and one of the reasons China chose to limit what it would accept – is contaminated recycling, Heron said.
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