Should paper coffee cups come with a recycling fee?

curated from cbcnews A Vancouver group thinks it may have a solution to the problem of litter and waste caused by the 1.6 billion disposal coffee cups that get thrown out in Canada every year. Anna Godefroy of the Binners Project, a group that picks up recyclables and returns them for cash, believes coffee drinkers should be charged a cup recycling fee every time they purchase…

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Recycling program going strong

curated from clevelandbanner Blythe-Oldfield Community Association making statement in the neighborhood and community BLYTHE-OLDFIELD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION President Julia Porter and Vice President Shirley Knight stand with the recently installed sign promoting the association’s recycling program. Organizers hope the environment-friendly program will grow through the moving of recycling bins outside the Blythe Avenue Family Support Center and the addition of a…

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Region might halt curbside glass pickup

curated from timescolonist The curbside collection of glass in Greater Victoria could be halted. The Capital Regional District environmental services committee is re-examining its glass pickup policy following submissions from local breweries and recycling centres. Staff will compile a report before a final decision is reached, said CRD director Ryan Windsor. The CRD board will meet for further discussion Dec….

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Focused film recycling effort yields 125 percent boost in volume

curated from plasticsnews New Orleans — Education and access works. Just ask the city of Vancouver, Wash., which has seen plastic film recycling significantly rise and contamination problems at a local recycling facility drastically decline. Results of a campaign in Vancouver dubbed “Recycle Wrap/Beyond Bags” was unveiled at the Plastics Recycling 2016 conference in New Orleans. Rich McConaghy was on…

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

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

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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Shelley Fralic: Save the planet, recycle a house

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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