Aluminum Beverage Can Recycling in Nunavik

For several years now, the KEAC has been concerned with the issue of aluminium can recycling in Nunavik. A study the KEAC realized in 2013 determined that on an annual basis nearly 5.5 million aluminium beverage cans are sold in Nunavik yearly but only a quarter of these get recycled. The remainder end up either in landfills or as littler in and around Nunavik communities.

The KEAC is continuing its efforts to encourage aluminum beverage can recycling in Nunavik and recently embarked on an awareness campaign, developing a poster that was circulated among retailers and other regional entities.