New Zero Waste Stations
August 27, 2014
Notice anything new in the hallways at CapU?
Those are our new zero waste stations – centralized sorting centres that we’ve
rolled out on each floor to help work towards our goal of zero waste on campus!
We’ve taken recycling and garbage bins from
the classrooms, and made consolidated areas instead. The stations include bins
for organics, containers (including tin foil and plastics!), beverage containers
(refundables), mixed paper and landfill.
This new system is increasingly important as
Metro Vancouver is imposing an organics ban beginning early next year. The new
ban includes a fine for violating the new rules, so the new stations will
assist us in compliance.
Not only is the new system better for the
environment, but also helps the University save money! Organics are far less
expensive to have picked up and taken off campus compared to waste, and once
biodegraded, the compost can be reused instead of sitting in a landfill.
Over the term, we will work towards educating
everyone on campus regarding what goes where, and would love your help and
feedback as we make this transition.
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions for the Zero Waste Stations, our blog post for more information, or email email@example.com