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Street recycling pilot program launches in Vancouver’s West End
Recycling in Vancouver’s West End just got easier. Multi-Material BC (MMBC), in partnership with the City of Vancouver and with support from the West End Business Improvement Association and...
Aug 25th, 2016
Binners have vital function at Khatsahlano, the city's biggest street party
Khatsahlano is the first event to host the Binner Event Program that aims to raise innovative economic opportunities for one of the city's most marginalized communities.
Jul 9th, 2015
Metro Van continues to make its controversial case for incineration
Weaved in with stories about Europe's challenges with recycling at a forum hosted by Metro Vancouver on Tuesday, waste management experts from the Netherlands and the UK made subtle recommendations...
Jul 22nd, 2014
BC Chamber of Commerce rejects Metro Van incineration and waste-flow control plan
“All viable options have not been on the table. And we’re convinced that our region can, and must, do better.”
May 8th, 2014
A deep dive into garbage: Vancouver Observer series looks at Metro Vancouver's plan to burn
VO digs deep into Metro Vancouver's garbage story. A summary of twenty articles. More to come.
Mar 25th, 2014
Metro Vancouver's proposed incinerator a "sink hole" for taxpayers: Canadian Taxpayers Federation
“It's a sinkhole,” Jordan Bateman of the Canadian Taxpayer Foundation told the Vancouver Observer. “We don’t think this deal is good for taxpayers. It entrenches the need for waste. We also have...
Mar 21st, 2014
Turning garbage into electricity, metal and toxic ash at the Burnaby incinerator
Paper, clothing, records, plastics and metal. These aren't supposed to end up tossed in the waste stream, but some have escaped the inspector’s scrutiny and face a fiery end.
Mar 3rd, 2014
"Dark star" of recycling expected to feed into proposed Metro Van incinerator
In a world expected to nearly double its garbage output by 2025, Helen Spiegelman and her husband are acting locally to reverse that trend. "I make all my own food. I grow my own food. We brew our...
Feb 26th, 2014
Big money for one company if Metro Van pushes incinerator plan through. Here's who'll make it.
Just a pile of ugly garbage to you and me. Huge money to one lucky player. Maybe.
Feb 4th, 2014
Earth Day BBQ at Regional Recycling Richmond
VO's BeeVancity celebrates Earth Day with organic BBQ, face paint, honey bee education and upcycling arts and crafts at the regional recycling's 25th anniversary on April 22.
Apr 23rd, 2013