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February 16, 2016

Shelley Fralic: Save the planet, recycle a house

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She always wanted to own land, and so Judy Kenzie worked her way from an apartment in Kitsilano to a house on small lot in Strathcona and, finally, to a lush hillside spread in Mission with a can’t-look-away view of Mount Baker.

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February 17, 2016

Some recycling agencies raking in millions in profits

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There are calls for more regulation of B.C.’s recycling stewards after several industry-run agencies reported millions in cash reserves. The agencies that run the programs are set up as non-profits and tasked with setting and collect fees, which by law we all have to pay.

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February 18, 2016

Tires dumped illegally on Muddy Creek

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On Friday morning, Madison County Solid Waste Department personnel collected a trailer load of used automobile tires that had been dumped on the banks of Muddy Creek near the Cane Springs Road bridge.

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February 19, 2016

Metro Vancouver hunting for new dump

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Metro Vancouver is searching for a new dump to take up to 200,000 tonnes of garbage annually once its contract with the Cache Creek landfill expires at the end of the year.

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February 20, 2016

WRAP program boosts at-store plastic film, bag collection by 125%

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curated from wastedive Dive Brief: A study conducted by Vancouver, WA on a Wrap Recycling Action Program (WRAP) campaign — which promoted recycling of polyethylene (PE) through consumer education — found that during the campaign, there was a 125% increase of plastic film wrap retrieved through at-store collection/recycling programs; contamination at a local MRFs dropped 75%; … Continue reading WRAP program boosts at-store plastic film, bag collection by 125%

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February 21, 2016

Letters: House demolitions, euthanasia, recycling, Gordzilla, Family Day, LNG

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People travel to Montreal, Quebec City, Boston, New York and cities in Europe to see historic buildings and neighbourhoods. They will never travel to Vancouver for these things.

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February 22, 2016

WRAP more than doubles at-store collection of plastic film in Washington city

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curated from recyclingtoday A Wrap Recycling Action Program (WRAP) campaign in Vancouver, Washington, helped to more than double collection of plastic film wraps and bags through return-to-retail recycling programs, according to a new study conducted with the city of Vancouver’s Environmental Resources Division. The report also found that plastic bag contamination at a local material recycling … Continue reading WRAP more than doubles at-store collection of plastic film in Washington city

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February 25, 2016

Vancouver seeking new ways to tackle city’s growing litter problem

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curated from theglobeandmail Vancouver got hit by a garbage tsunami last summer, especially downtown. The combination of a tourism boom and an exceptionally hot season created the ideal conditions for litter to proliferate. It did, increasing in volume by almost 20 per cent, officials say. Added to that, a new ban on organics in garbage prompted more people to leave…

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