The impact of 20 years of recycling in Nova Scotia was celebrated at the Annual General Meeting of Divert NS on Thursday, June 23, 2016. The financial results, along with program highlights from the past year were presented at the meeting in Truro, NS, which was attended by Environment Minister Margaret Miller and partners from municipal and provincial government, industry groups, Enviro-Depots, and academia.
The Honourable Margaret Miller, Minister of Environment, thanked the Board and its partners for helping make Nova Scotia a “greener and more prosperous place.”
“We take great pride in having recycling programs that work. They have been successful in making Nova Scotia a cleaner, greener province for all of us to enjoy,” said Minister Miller.
Leland Anthony, interim Chair of the Board of Directors, explained the recent change from RRFB Nova Scotia to Divert NS. “Divert NS is not just a name of an organization,” he said. “It is a dedicated Board of Directors and staff, people who care about our province, our homes, the air we breathe, and the soil we grow our food in.”
- Significant increase in beverage container remittance rate
- 20-year anniversary of RRFB Nova Scotia/Divert NS and recycling in Nova Scotia
- The rebranding of RRFB Nova Scotia to Divert NS
- Retirement of long-time Board Chair, Rick Ramsay
RRFB Nova Scotia CEO Jeff MacCallum spoke to the successes and challenges that Divert NS faced in the past year and thanked Nova Scotians for their support. “It is Nova Scotians’ ongoing commitment to recycling that continues to amaze me. That commitment, for almost 20 years, has made significant impacts for both our environment and economy,” he said.
At the Annual General Meeting, Divert NS also shared a new video showcasing Nova Scotia’s recycling culture and the stories of impact surrounding it. The video celebrates the faces of recycling in our province.
Divert NS (formerly known as RRFB Nova Scotia) is a not-for-profit corporation championing recycling in Nova Scotia. For over 20 years Divert NS has helped build a culture of recycling through environmental stewardship, education, and programming that has made Nova Scotia a recognized global innovator in waste diversion solutions.