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Food Waste Recycling

Tasked with recycling over 150,000 lbs of ingredients from an ice cream plant, we utilized our organics recycling program where the food waste was re-purposed for animal feeds & fortifying organic soil. In the shipment we found over 1.5 million popsicle sticks. We thought it was a shame to run them through our wood program (into wood chips), so after a viral Facebook post appealing to schools, the sticks are now arts and crafts!

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Product Destruction to Creation

Blue Planet recently recycled 30,000 lbs of defective PET water bottle preforms (used to make water bottles by heating and blowing them up) We recycled these preforms into a ground resin used in a variety of applications: fibre for carpets, fleece fabrics for clothing, and plant pots.

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Blue Planet Community Involvement!

Blue Planet worked together with the Township of Langley to recycle 100’s of garbage cans that residents brought in after they received their new and improved garbage toters. The community event was a huge success and the old garbage cans were recycled into pipe resin!

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Product Destruction

There are many reasons finished products need to be destroyed. Our goal is responsible recovery within the destruction process. We were asked to destroy a failed product ready for market – plastic paint brush covers. The challenge with this project was the paper label attached to each piece.

It would have been too labour intensive to dismantle by hand. So we ground the original product and then used an aspiration method to remove the lighter paper from the heavier plastic. The result? 100% recovery down to the wood pallets, boxes, plastic and paper!!

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Reinventing “Organics Disposal”

Introducing organics recycling for food manufacturing, logistics & distributors. We carefully process and recover nutritional content from the products we recycle, converting waste into valuable feeds, proteins or organic soils. We recently recycled enough nuts to feed 10 farms instead of going to landfill. Many of our customers bundle our services, making for one efficient pickup!

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Blue Planet Alberta Expansion Continues…

We have recently completed our Edmonton facility yard improvements and expanded Calgary and Lethbridge trans loading yards. This enables us to offer services in Alberta — North & South!

Our Alberta services specialize in oil & gas plastic pipe, frac pond liner, industrial x-ray film silver recovery & chemical industry packaging.

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BLUE PLANET at the JUNOS!!

This year’s Juno Awards in Calgary featured an acrylic plastic stage floor. Blue Planet was the chosen recycler for these plastic panels. All the plastics we process are sent to carefully selected best end use manufacturing markets. All our programs are optimized so you enjoy reliable service, low program costs and the highest rebates in the industry. It was a true pleasure to be a part of this Canadian tradition.

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Helping Out On The Farm

This week at Blue Planet, we recycled enough nuts that could have fed ten farms!

And as a matter of fact… it did. Thousands of nuts were turned into animal feed and kept out of the landfill.

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Green Coast in Action: Commercial Glass Recycling Project

Glass recycling brings to mind putting your empty jars into a container and setting it out at the curb for recycling pickup. But have you ever thought about what could be involved in commercial glass recycling? Here’s a great project from Green Coast to illustrate what’s involved.

The challenge:

The client – a commercial skylight company in Coquitlam –  needed to clean out their yard of obsolete and broken panes of glass to make way for new inventory AND they wanted all the glass recycled. Needless to say, we were up for the challenge!

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Recycled that:

Green Coast recycled 5.9 tonnes (that’s 13,000 lbs) of plate glass during this project! We took the commercial glass for recycling to Blue Planet Recycling where all glass in BC is processed and repurposed into new products.

One of the biggest challenges involved in this commercial glass recycling project was safety due to the obvious safety challenges of working with glass. It was also critical to ensure that there was zero contamination of the glass which required removing all labeling and stickers on each piece of glass. This sounds simple but in practice, it was something else, especially when we had hundreds of planes of glass to deal with.

Notable quotes:

Glass recycled by Blue Planet Recycling goes into three main products: sand blasting media, reflective paint for roads and insulation manufacturing. The biggest challenge we face is controlling quality. All three applications require glass to be kept very clean from collection through processing and to final destination. We recycle only post-industrial plate glass (no post-consumer bottles or already recycled content). Working with Green Coast Rubbish has been great as they understand the need for cleanliness and quality by providing clean bins and controlling what goes into them.

– Sebastian van Wollen, Blue Planet Recycling

This was an interesting assignment for us with some unique challenges, but one that our team handled flawlessly. I am always happy when the outcome of a project equates to the material we haul being 100% recycled and repurposed locally.  It simply doesn’t get any better than that!

– Eamonn Duignan, President & CEO, Green Coast Rubbish

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Delta School District Encourages Recycling

Delta School District Students Use The Virtual World to Help Us Save Ours

A School District in Delta BC, with the cooperation of a film academy, has created a novel way of showing students the correct way to recycle. School district recycling programs encourage students to make recycling a part of they future lives.

The Delta School District with the help of many school aged, eager children have created a video depicting an online game which awards prizes for getting the correct recyclable product into the right recycle bin.  Bells go off and the short film truly does make it seem like you are a part of the virtual world of recycling.

As an added bonus, The Delta School District added a quiz to its website encouraging students to see what they know about recycling.  Two entries will be picked at the end of February with one entry coming from an Elementary School and the other from a High School.  Both prize winners will be awarded a 16gig Ipad mini.  The quiz can be found at the following link:

http://unbouncepages.com/recycle_contest/

What a novel way to get kids collaborating on how to get the word out there as to ‘what’ we can recycle and ‘how’ we do it correctly.  The Delta Film Academy says that it hopes that the video will encourage us all to do our part in recycling and engaging students in this way to save the planet and its resources.

 

 

We here at Blue Planet Recycling are proud of our next generation’s efforts to clean up our planet.

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