Turning plastics from old car batteries into new ones, developing artificial intelligence to sort plastics for recycling and supporting local micro-recycling facilities are among nine projects being funded under B.C.’s newly unveiled CleanBC Plastics Action Fund.
So too is a special cannabis container with children’s safety in mind.
Plascon Plastics Corporation, based in Delta, received $600,000 of the $4.6 million in funding to manufacture the first child-safe cannabis container made from 100% PCR plastic.
“These projects show what British Columbians can accomplish when their great ideas and enthusiasm are supported by a government that’s serious about tackling plastic waste and reducing pollution of our land and ocean,” Environment Minister George Heyman said in a statement Wednesday.
“Today, we take another key step towards building a more conscientious and comprehensive B.C. recycling program that’s focused on transforming used plastic into an economic asset.”
Global plastics recycling generates an estimated $75 billion a year through major companies committed to using more recycled content to reduce plastics.