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The debate over garbage rages on

June 26, 2013
The debate over garbage rages on

  Members of the Fraser Valley Regional District met Tuesday evening with a delegation from Metro Vancouver to discuss a Metro proposal to implement flow control regulations regarding garbage. Board Chair Sharon Gaetz explains flow control, “They want to make sure that no garbage that is generated in Vancouver leaves Vancouver. It all has to [...]

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Don Cayo: No ifs, no butts; a provincewide cigarette recycling system could work

June 18, 2013

Sunday evening I found 28 cigarette butts littering the sidewalk and gutters outside the building where I live in the West End. This count is remarkable for two contradictory reasons. First, the number is low considering how busy the sidewalks are in the heart of what residents like to call Canada’s most densely populated postal [...]

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Metro Vancouver companies investigated for unlawful export of e-waste to Asia (with video)

June 2, 2013

Environment Canada has laid charges or launched investigations into three Metro Vancouver companies linked to the export of electronic waste in violation of an international law designed to protect human and environmental health from dangerous recycling. The Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department has returned two shipping containers to Port Metro Vancouver for containing “controlled waste” [...]

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City aims to create recycling ‘hub’ with proposed bottle depot move to Industrial Ave.

May 11, 2013

The proposed relocation of the United We Can bottle depot away from the Downtown Eastside is part of a city plan to create a recycling “hub” on industrial land near Main and Terminal. The not-for-profit business, which has operated out of an aging facility on East Hastings for more than a decade, is poised to [...]

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Chinese plastic ban affecting B.C. recyclers

April 30, 2013
Chinese plastic ban affecting B.C. recyclers

Piles of plastic are piling up in some B.C. recycling facilities thanks to a Chinese ban on importing unwashed post-consumer plastics. CBC | British Columbia News

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