LETTER: MMBC does not fall under the purview of the provincial Auditor General

Multi-Material BC (MMBC) is an industry-led, non-profit agency

 

RE: NDP demands audit of Multi-Material BC (November 26, 2014)

It is important to clarify a few points in the article “NDP demands audit of Multi-Material BC” from November 26, 2014. Multi-Material BC (MMBC) is an industry-led, non-profit agency that assumed responsibility for residential curbside, multi-family, and depot recycling programs in many areas across BC in May 2014 as a result of changes made to the provincial Recycling Regulation to shift responsibility for end-of-life management of packaging and printed paper from governments and their taxpayers to the businesses that produce these materials.

MMBC does not fall under the purview of the provincial Auditor General because MMBC was neither created nor appointed by the BC government and MMBC is not funded by the BC government or taxpayers.

MMBC is accountable to the commitments made in its stewardship plan approved by the Ministry of Environment and will issue an a third-party-audited annual report by July 1, 2015, per the Recycling Regulation.

In terms of the program’s success, over 1,000 companies have now signed onto MMBC as stewards, and the fees that stewards pay have allowed MMBC to provide recycling services to over 1.25 million British Columbian households.

At the same time, MMBC has standardized the materials accepted for recycling and added many materials that previously were excluded from residential recycling programs, including empty aerosol containers, plastic foam packaging, plastic plant pots, paper coffee cups, plastic or paper cold drink cups, and milk cartons.

As we look forward to 2015, MMBC already has over 70 collectors on a waiting list to be included in our program and will expand to more communities as additional businesses join and their added fees increase the funds available to finance program expansion.

 

Allen Langdon

Managing Director

Multi-Material BC

Just Posted

Abbotsford mom stuck in Africa over adoption delay

Kim and Clark Moran have been waiting four weeks to bring son home

Abbotsford election turnout in line with past votes

Thirty-six per cent of eligible Abbotsford voters cast a ballot in Saturday’s municipal election

Chickens die in morning barn fire in Abbotsford

Structure broke out in flames on Leclair Street in Bradner

Abbotsford boy among winners of national recipe contest

Isaac, 10, heads to Ottawa to participate in Kid Food Nation Gala

‘I’m elated’: Braun wins; incumbents returned en masse; Banman back

Henry Braun becomes first incumbent mayor of Abbotsford to win re-election since 1999

VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: Fraser Valley Throwdown 2018

Highlights from the annual crossfit event at Abbotsford Centre

Mental fitness questioned of man charged in Chilliwack River Valley shooting

Peter Kampos told his lawyer ‘his dreams are being stolen and turned into drugs’ at Surrey Pre-trial

B.C. government moves to tighten resource industry regulations

New superintendent will oversee engineers, biologists, foresters

Election watchdog seeks digitally savvy specialists to zero in on threats

Move follows troublesome evidence of online Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election

More court before Dutch man charged in Amanda Todd case is extradited here

Appeals must be dealt with in Europe, before charges faced in B.C.

Crown says man guilty of B.C. girl’s 1978 murder based on alleged confession

Jury hears details of girl’s 1978 murder while Crown says man should be convicted of girl’s murder based on alleged confession.

BCHL alumni has NHL jersey retired by Anaheim Ducks

Paul Kariya played with the Penticton Vees from 1990-1992

Most Read