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Recycling of beverage containers in the Northwest Territories

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Abstract

This study researched existing recycling systems, presented pertinent data on the beverage and transportation industries, and evaluated the potential of recycling beverage bottles and cans in the Northwest Territories. The study first describes the history and existing concepts of recycling, provides a general description of recycling methods with advantages and disadvantages, and highlights particular approaches taken by other provinces. Markets for the Northwest Territories are also discussed, including the potential of recoverable material, anticipated recovery rates, transportation to markets, and present recycling operations. Three strategies are identified for the southwest, northwest, and the eastern Region. Recycling is preferred for aluminium cans, glass beer bottles, plastic bottles, and glass wine and liquor bottles in that order. The report recommends a limited program for aluminium cans and beer bottles to begin immediately. Beer bottles should be refilled either in Alberta or the Northwestern Territories and aluminium cans should be compacted and shipped to recycling markets in southern Canada or the United States. The program should first be implemented in areas serviced by Alberta and accessible by truck or barge from Hay River. A program implementation plan is also included. 8 refs., 2 figs., 14 tabs.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Feb 01, 1987
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NTRR-89-03921; MICROLOG-89-03921
Reference Number:
CANM-89-003953; EDB-90-016765; ERA-15-013606
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ALUMINIUM; RECYCLING; GLASS; NORTHWEST TERRITORIES; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; EVALUATION; MARKET; MATERIALS RECOVERY; CANADA; ELEMENTS; MANAGEMENT; METALS; NORTH AMERICA; PROCESSING; RECOVERY; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; 290300* - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety; 290500 - Energy Planning & Policy- Research, Development, Demonstration, & Commercialization; 320604 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Municipalities & Community Systems- Municipal Waste Management- (1980-)
OSTI ID:
5225598
Research Organizations:
Northwest Territories Dept. of Renewable Resources, Yellowknife, NT (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Availability:
PC Northwest Territories Dept. of Renewable Resources, P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife, NT, CAN X1A 2L9; MF CANMET/TID, Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, 555 Booth St., Ottawa, Ont., Canada K1A 0G1.
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
Pages: (78 p)
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Citation Formats

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Not Available. Recycling of beverage containers in the Northwest Territories. Canada.
Not Available. 1987. "Recycling of beverage containers in the Northwest Territories." Canada.
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title = {Recycling of beverage containers in the Northwest Territories}
author = {Not Available}
abstractNote = {This study researched existing recycling systems, presented pertinent data on the beverage and transportation industries, and evaluated the potential of recycling beverage bottles and cans in the Northwest Territories. The study first describes the history and existing concepts of recycling, provides a general description of recycling methods with advantages and disadvantages, and highlights particular approaches taken by other provinces. Markets for the Northwest Territories are also discussed, including the potential of recoverable material, anticipated recovery rates, transportation to markets, and present recycling operations. Three strategies are identified for the southwest, northwest, and the eastern Region. Recycling is preferred for aluminium cans, glass beer bottles, plastic bottles, and glass wine and liquor bottles in that order. The report recommends a limited program for aluminium cans and beer bottles to begin immediately. Beer bottles should be refilled either in Alberta or the Northwestern Territories and aluminium cans should be compacted and shipped to recycling markets in southern Canada or the United States. The program should first be implemented in areas serviced by Alberta and accessible by truck or barge from Hay River. A program implementation plan is also included. 8 refs., 2 figs., 14 tabs.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1987}
month = {Feb}
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