Fonds - Nanaimo Recycling Exchange fonds

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Nanaimo Recycling Exchange fonds

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  • 1990-1996 (Creation)
    Nanaimo Recycling Exchange

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1.02 m of textual records

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The Nanaimo Recycling Exchange (N.R.E.), a registered not-for-profit society, began in 1990 as a project of the Western Canada Wilderness Committee and was Nanaimo's first full-service recycling depot. Initially known as the Western Canada Wilderness Committee Recycling Depot and later as Hub City Recycling, it is now known as the Nanaimo Recycling Depot. The NRE's activities and programs are guided by the following principles of community economic development: to create meaningful employment, to be environmentally benign, to keep money within the community, to enhance the social and spiritual life in the community, to keep control and ownership in the community, to promote equality and participation among workers, to maintain healthy work environments, to discourage thought-less consumer consumption and promote useful products, to not harm other communities and to include a decision making process that develops the skills of community members. The purposes of the Society are to reduce the amount of waste produced in the region, to promote re-use and recycling and waste reduction and to operate a recycling and re-use facility. The NRE also operates a resource centre that makes materials publicly available and supports the development of educational programs by the Education Coordinator. One of the Exchanges founding members and long serving administrators was Bob Boxwell who administered the Exchange from its inception until his death in 1998.

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The fonds consists of records which document the development, administration and operations of the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange and its predecessor, the Western Canada Wilderness Committee. The fonds is arranged in four series: 1) Administration; 2) Funding; 3) Personnel; and 4) 3Rs.

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BCAUL control number: NCAI-156

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