Recycling aluminum, glass and plastic saves energy that would have been consumed to extract, transport and process the raw materials needed to make new containers.
Material recovered through deposit-return is of better quality because sorting is done at the source. Processors have less sorting to do, so there is less breakage, reduced unwanted residual material, better resale price for materials and more efficient and cleaner recycling!
Deposit-return provides financial support for social agencies and people in need. Consignaction encourages personal and community projects to help individuals and charitable organizations.
The system of recovering returnable containers has created thousands of jobs throughout Quebec.
(cylinder heads, rims,
New plastic bottles
Car parts (bumpers)
New glass bottles
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