Zero waste idea
Put deposits on most littered items : cigarette butt 5cents, plastic bags 5cents, plastic bottles 10cents etc Charge big fines for putting recyclable items in garbage bin : prevent recyclable items from going into landfill + if you really wants to be green city, the building, renovation, development permit should include 50%of building site should be a green space whether it's yard or roof.
This is a Prezi presentation that was put together for a Human Centered Design course offered at UBC this summer. It outlines a concept that could help Vancouver make a HUGE statement about it's commitment to zero waste, engage community on multiple levels and create employment and housing in the downtown core, specifically where the Georgia Viaduct renewal project will be taking place.
Had a wonderful experience @ Zero Waste Workshop, sharing ideas and planning for the future. Thank you,… https://t.co/7xd7nW53Mo
We’re learning about some great ideas on how to decrease our CO2 footprint thru @CityofVancouver ’s #ZeroWaste2040: https://t.co/8cczakKZkY
What Are Your Zero Waste Ideas?
Let’s reduce and eliminate garbage. Tell us your idea to be entered to win a prize!
Vancouver is one of the greenest cities in the world, and as Vancouverites we take pride and responsibility in reducing waste.
Together, we are building a zero waste community by 2040 with an ambitious Zero Waste Strategy. A zero waste community involves reducing and utlimately eliminating waste through our lifestyle choices and behaviors, business practices, community stewardship, and innovations in public policy and recycling and recovery programs. The Zero Waste Strategy will address four main areas of our lives that impact how much garbage we produce: food, products, buildings and waste management.
Show your love for Vancouver by sharing your zero waste ideas with us. Ideas can range from innovative policies and programs to business solutions, education campaigns and community activities.
Here are some ideas to inspire you:
1. Food: supporting local food production and connecting grocery stores to food banks to donate unused, but edible food
2. Products: using re-usable bags, supporting the sharing economy, and refurbishing old furniture, appliances and electronics for re-use
3. Buildings: deconstruct rather than demolish a building so that a building's wood frame, roof and windows are re-used or re-manufactured.
4. Waste management: removing the garbage bin and replacing it with all recycling and compost bins.
Residents, groups and businesses join the movement.
While the City works to divert garbage from landfill and incinerator through our recycling, composting and recovery programs, all residents and businesses can play a role in a zero waste Vancouver by joining the zero waste movement, sharing your zero waste ideas, and participating in the Zero Waste Strategy! By sharing your zero waste ideas, you are helping our neighbourhoods, businesses and natural environment remain green, vibrant and thriving.