Sustainability Community Breakfast: On-site Organics Management for Businesses and Institutions

In the Metro Vancouver region, a ban on food and green waste in the garbage (known as organics in waste disposal lingo), has been in effect since January 1, 2015. Join us Wednesday April 15, 2015, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (555 Seymour Street, Vancouver) to learn about waste processing options and hear two case studies about on-site food waste processing technologies currently in use.

To support businesses, institutions and other organizations as they explore how to separate food waste from regular garbage, Metro Vancouver has identified a range of options for storage, hauling, and on-site processing that will be part of the discussion. This event will be hosted and moderated by Malcolm Brodie, Board Director, Metro Vancouver. Speakers are Karen Storry, Project Engineer, Metro Vancouver; Louise Schwarz, Co-founder, Recycling Alternative; and Chiyi Tam, Sustainability Coordinator, AMS – UBC Vancouver’s Student Society.

If you would like to see the presentation, but can’t attend, you can watch the event on-line at:

You can also follow us on Twitter with the hashtag: #MVbrkfst

Metro Vancouver’s Sustainability Community Breakfasts are monthly breakfast meetings that support the Sustainable Region Initiative. They provide an opportunity to build networks and partnerships, to increase awareness and understanding of the opportunities and challenges related to sustainability, and to bring together individuals and organizations interested in the sustainability of the region.

Each breakfast typically features one or more presentations about sustainability initiatives, as well as updates about on-going projects. Following the breakfast, participants are encouraged to actively engage in informal networking and discussions of sustainability topics and trends to help expand awareness of those issues.

Sustainability Breakfast Website

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