LOCO BC’s zero heroes get tough on business waste

Zero Heroes pilot program aims to reduce business waste

LOCO BC's Zero Heroes breakfast meeting at Edible Canada

LOCO BC, Salt Spring Coffee Co. Thirst First, UBC Golf Course and Recycling Alternative and Edible Canada sat down over breakfast this week to brainstorm ways they could all become local “zero heroes.”

Zero Heroes is a business waste reduction program launched by LOCO BC and sponsored by Salt Spring Coffee that aims to reduce individual business waste rates to less than 25%. Says Amy Robinson, founder of LOCO BC, “we don’t have all the answers when it comes to waste diversion, but at least we’re getting the conversation started.”

 Amy Robinson of LOCO BC, Mickey Mcleod and Robbyn Scott, Salt Spring Coffee founders

LOCO BC worked with Salt Spring Coffee to improve their waste management systems and Salt Spring now sends only 9% of material to the landfill or incinerator. Salt Spring Coffee was so happy with the results they decided to sponsor the Zero Heroes project.

Uprising Breads, W2 Café, University Golf Club, Momento Coffee House, Thirst First and Edible Canada are all participating in the Zero Hero pilot to reduce their waste and improve composting.

 These local zero heroes are blazing the trail toward attaining Metro Vancouver’s solid waste goal of banning organic materials (food scraps) from landfills by 2015. Says Amy Robinson of the Zero Heroes program, “it provides businesses with real tools to drastically reduce their waste and associated greenhouse gas emissions.” Now that’s downright heroic.

 For more info go to: http://locobc.com/zero-hero


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