Wednesday, July 22, 2015

MMBC under review by Auditor General

Good news! The weakening of BC's residential recycling programme by the BC Liberal government will be reviewed by the Auditor General.

In her report released today, Auditor General Bellringer revealed that one of her priorities for 2015/2016 will be to begin a review of:
"The effectiveness of the Ministry of Environment’s oversight of product stewardship (recycling) with a focus on Multi-Materials BC."   
This is an important and necessary step that I have been working towards since 2014. I have raised many important criticisms of MMBC, including its structure, activities, and environmental bona-fides.

Earlier this year I met with the Auditor General and laid out my concerns about MMBC. My most recent letter to her is here.

Below are links to additional work I have done on this issue.

Inside Saanich South: MMBC & Urban ImpactDec 16, 2014
MMBC & Urban Impact. Quick note. Today I met with Nicole Stefenelli and toured her company, Urban Impact. This remarkable BC company, located in New Westminster, takes in 450 tonnes each day of recyclables. 
Letter to Auditor General re. MMBC
Nov 26, 2014Read my letter to the Auditor General regarding concerns with MMBC.
Sign petition calling for review of MMBC by Auditor General
Nov 22, 2014
Sign petition calling for review of MMBC by Auditor General ... MMBC requires review by Auditor General. MMBC requires review by Auditor General Click image to sign petition ...

Inside Saanich South: Local recycling business forced to ...Sep 05, 2014
ANOTHER UPDATE! Click here to sign my petition calling on the Auditor General to review MMBC. UPDATE Both the Times Colonist and the Black Press local papers picked up on this story. Visit the links to read more:

Inside Saanich South: Gov't revamp of recycling sector ...Jun 18, 2014
The fact that the government has chosen to shield MMBC from formal and direct Auditor General review does not prevent the Auditor General from investigating and reporting on the concerns raised in my letter. In fact, the ...
Inside Saanich South: Small Business and MMBC
May 24, 2014
Over the past few months I've raised many objections to this program, both within the Legislature and in meetings and correspondence with constituents, business-people, Chambers of Commerce, municipalities, MMBC, and ...

Inside Saanich South: Standing up for recycling in BCMar 30, 2014
My investigation was the first to uncover that this "non-profit" "BC" "Society", MMBC, is in fact controlled by just three directors, two of whom do not live in BC and are Vice-Presidents of large corporations (Unilever and ...