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Recycling slowdown blamed on heat wave

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Recycling facilities in Canada are said to be near capacity with bottles and cans due to the hot and humid summer weather.

Mike Wadden, ceo of Evergreen Recycling in St. John’s in Canada’s easternmost province of Newfoundland, says the company’s Green Depots are about a month behind in processing beverage containers dropped off to the facilities.

A great summer

According to Wadden, the good weather has produced more material for recycling than he has ever seen.

‘We’ve had a great summer, so people are drinking more. Soft drinks, water and beer – so there’s just that much more material,’ he told local media.

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