recycling

New street recycling pilot program launched in the West End

Street recycling pilot program launches in Vancouver’s West End

Recycling in Vancouver’s West End just got easier.  Multi-Material BC (MMBC), in partnership with the City of Vancouver and with support from the West End Business Improvement Association and...
Photo of Charlene by Robin Weidner

Binners have vital function at Khatsahlano, the city's biggest street party

Khatsahlano is the first event to host the Binner Event Program that aims to raise innovative economic opportunities for one of the city's most marginalized communities.

Metro Van continues to make its controversial case for incineration

Weaved in with stories about Europe's challenges with recycling at a forum hosted by Metro Vancouver on Tuesday, waste management experts from the Netherlands and the UK made subtle recommendations...

BC Chamber of Commerce rejects Metro Van incineration and waste-flow control plan

“All viable options have not been on the table. And we’re convinced that our region can, and must, do better.”
Monica Wilson, Gaia International, San Francisco

A deep dive into garbage: Vancouver Observer series looks at Metro Vancouver's plan to burn

VO digs deep into Metro Vancouver's garbage story. A summary of twenty articles. More to come.

Metro Vancouver's proposed incinerator a "sink hole" for taxpayers: Canadian Taxpayers Federation

“It's a sinkhole,” Jordan Bateman of the Canadian Taxpayer Foundation told the Vancouver Observer. “We don’t think this deal is good for taxpayers. It entrenches the need for waste. We also have...

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.

"Dark star" of recycling expected to feed into proposed Metro Van incinerator

In a world expected to nearly double its garbage output by 2025, Helen Spiegelman and her husband are acting locally to reverse that trend. "I make all my own food. I grow my own food. We brew our...

Big money for one company if Metro Van pushes incinerator plan through. Here's who'll make it.

Just a pile of ugly garbage to you and me. Huge money to one lucky player. Maybe.

Earth Day BBQ at Regional Recycling Richmond

VO's BeeVancity celebrates Earth Day with organic BBQ, face paint, honey bee education and upcycling arts and crafts at the regional recycling's 25th anniversary on April 22.