Nanaimo Recycling Exchange fonds
 
        Nanaimo Recycling Exchange fonds [textual record]. -- 1990 -1996.
65 cm of textual records

        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.
        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.
        Title based on the contents of the fonds.
        Some restrictions apply.
        Series descriptions and file list available.
        The original filing scheme, based on file markings and an early classification system provided by the Exchange, was reconstituted during archival arrangement.
        The original classification scheme is available to researchers.
 
Series 1.
 
        Administration [textual record]. -- 1990 - 1995.
26 cm of textual records
 
        Series consists of audited statements, memos, minutes, budgets, agendas, reports, proposals and plans concerning the general administration of the Exchange.
        Title based on original classification scheme.
        File list available.
 
Series 2.
 
        Funding [textual record]. -- 1990 - 1994.
8 cm of textual records

        Series consists of correspondence, reports and applications related to government and corporate funders. Also included are materials related to private funding programs.
        Title based on original classification scheme.
        File list available.
 
Series 3.
 
        Personnel [textual record]. -- 1990 - 1995.
3 cm of textual records

        Series consists staff meeting minutes.
        Title based on original classification scheme.
        File list available.
 
Series 4.
 
        3 R's [textual record]. -- 1990 - 1996.
26 cm of textual records

        Series consists of correspondence, newsletters, reports, proposals and agreements. Also includes press releases and information on seminars and workshops. 3Rs is the original series title and stands for "reduce, reuse, recycle".
        Title based on original classification scheme.
        File list available.