Winnipeg sees 40 per cent reduction in littering recyclable items

Recycle Everywhere is working to make it easier for Manitobans to recycle. Josh Arason / Global News

WINNIPEG — From 2014 to 2015 Manitobans were putting their recycling bins to use according to an annual audit.

The Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association that’s responsible for the Recycle Everywhere campaign released its annual litter audit, and select cities across the province have seen improvement.

Winnipeg saw a 40 per cent reduction in beverage container litter, Brandon saw a 25 per cent drop, Steinbach saw a 17 per cent drop and Thompson had a 60 per cent decrease over the past year.

The organization┬ástarted the annual audits in Winnipeg and Brandon in 2010 and since the baseline audits were done the two cities have reduced litter by 61 and 63 per cent respectively. Steinbach’s first audit was in 2013 and Thompson’s was in 2014. The two cities have overall reductions of 62 and 60 per cent respectively.

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