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Post-Pemby fest: We can do better at Squamish, say top Canadian musicians
No one wants a repeat of the Pemberton Music Festival in July. “I think the bottled water thing is ridiculous," says Dan Mangan.
Aug 4th, 2015
Food waste to be separated from garbage in 2015
New rules effective January 1 to encourage organics recycling.
Dec 15th, 2014
BC Hydro's stern letter shakes up business case for Metro Van's proposed incinerator
BC Hydro's letter prompts some Metro Vancouver directors to push for a review of the business case for the $517-million incinerator.
May 2nd, 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
Trashed: documentary shines light on global waste crisis
Killer whales so contaminated that they were classified as toxic waste. A once-beautiful Lebanese beach that’s now a towering mound of garbage, bleeding contaminants into the Mediterranean Sea. The...
Apr 23rd, 2013
Burning garbage is unsustainable and unimaginative
Last week, B.C. took a big step away from sustainability when Environment Minster Terry Lake rubber-stamped a plan to build a gigantic “mass burn” waste incinerator.
Aug 2nd, 2011
Flashback on the road to zero waste
Some good ideas have been around for a long time. "Recycle or die" is one of them.
Apr 15th, 2011
Sustainable solutions for take out waste
Consider this: 99% of everything that we buy ends up in a landfill six months later, according to the Story of Stuff Project.
Feb 11th, 2011
The Clean Bin Project movie airs today
Jen and Grant want you to know that their movie "The Clean Bin Project" is that rare bird: a feel-good eco-documentary. People leave smiling, well entertained, and with insight into the incident of th
Nov 4th, 2010
Sign says landfills not the solution
On the road to Cache Creek from Vancouver, signs of disgust with Metro Vancouver's landfill dot the highway on the approach to Lytton. The landfill is the subject of a lawsuit between First...
Linda Solomon Wood
Jul 30th, 2010