Recycling Cans to Stay at 5 Cents – For Now

Recycling Cans to Stay at 5 Cents – For Now

The refund price for cans of beer and soft drinks and plastic containers remains at 5 cents, at least for a few months, Quebec therefore maintains status quo despite the former liberal minister Pierre Arcand who announced, last June, his intention to double the amount before the end of the year to encourage people to recycle more.

The Marois government prefers to wait for the results of a recent study before making this decision. The new minister of environment, Yves-François Blanchet, has announced this Thursday.

Collaborating with Recyc-Québec, the ministry asked for the study comparing the selective collect and refund systems. The minister wants to evaluate all possibilities before taking a decision. The increase announced the former government is yet not set in stone. There is no precise date but a decision is to be made in 2013.

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LifeinQuebec.com Staff Writer

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