Media Releases

Announcing the RCBC 2021 Circular Economy Conference, June 10-11

RCBC 2021 is a two-day virtual conference that brings together government, business, and non-profit sectors to explore waste reduction initiatives, the circular economy, and the new 3R’s on everyone’s minds these days: REFOCUS. RESTART. RENEW. 

Released: March 12, 2021

Nominations Open for the RCBC 2021 Environmental Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2021 RCBC Environmental Awards. The awards celebrate achievements of British Columbians striving to work towards a world without waste.

Nominations are open for eight different sectors, including: educators, youth, public sector, private sector, innovation, media/journalism, non-profit and lifetime achievement. Submissions are currently being accepted until May 1, 2021. RCBC encourages those making sustainability a priority in their community or organization to apply.

Released: March 12, 2021

Media Release: RCBC Announces Its New Executive Director

The Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC), announced today the appointment of its new Executive Director, Lyndsay Poaps. Founded in 1974, RCBC is Canada's longest serving recycling council. A well-respected leader and change-maker with a history of building and transforming organizations that serve a strong social purpose, Poaps takes the helm after RCBC’s longest-serving Executive Director, Brock Macdonald, retired this fall.

Released: December 1, 2020

A Farewell Retirement Message from RCBC CEO Brock Macdonald

Released: November 2, 2020

Media Release: Waste Reduction Week Encourages British Columbians to Rethink Waste

Today marks the launch of National Waste Reduction Week (WRW) across Canada. This week is an opportunity for British Columbians to work together on reducing waste and conserving resources. Across the country, from October 19 to 25, schools, businesses, governments, and individuals are encouraged to improve their waste-reduction habits. 

Released: October 19, 2020

Media Release: OVID-19 Waste and Recycling Update  

The Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) is providing updated COVID-19 related information to the public from service suppliers and municipalities as it becomes available. 

Released: March 23, 2020

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