Monday, March 24, 2008

Northwest Territories in Canadian Arctic Recycling Success

In the past two years, residents living in Canada's Northwest Territories have recycled 82% of all beverage cans and bottles sold which amounts to 387,774,000 pounds of aluminum and 578,000 pounds of plastic.

The Northwest Territories government has increased recycling depots from 8 centers to 24 centers which is a 300% increase. Local contractors are also used to collect containers from those without access to these depots.

The Northwest Territories are part of the Canadian Arctic region. For artwork from the north, see Canadian Arctic Art.

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