Let’s Celebrate Our Planet!
By Emily Lomax
Earth Day has been internationally celebrated since 1970 (49 years!). It is a day to bring awareness of some of the greatest environmental issues we currently face, including climate change, plastics pollutions, and threats to our endangered species.
This is a day to take action and change our own behaviour to decrease our harmful impact and ensure that we treat the planet and all its residents with care.
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Make sustainable choices when you purchase chocolates and treats:
Did you know, in Metro Vancouver, a lot of items are actually banned from the waste bin?
Waste Wizard, while specific to the City of Vancouver, is still a useful tool and valuable guide when you are trying to understand what types of items can be recycled. You may be surprised that most items can be recycled if you know where to take them. The Green Depot is always available to UNA and UBC members for the recycling of items not accepted in your household recycling. Likewise, Vancouver Zero Waste Centre provides a convenient location for residents to drop off a wide range of materials for reuse and recycling, free of charge, including materials that require special handling or are in large quantities.
|Banned Item||Where does it go?|
|Food Waste +
|Household Green Bin|
|Beverage Containers||Household Recycling (Plastics/Containers Recycling)|
|Containers made of glass, metal, recyclable plastic (1, 2, 4 & 5), and composite materials||Household Recycling (Plastics/Containers)|
|Styrofoam Food Containers||Vancouver Zero Waste Centre|
|Styrofoam Packing Blocks||UNA Green Depot|
|Recyclable Paper||Household Recycling (Mixed Paper)|
Get in the habit of checking where your produce is from – local, seasonal produce will be more nutritious and have a lot more flavour!