Metro Vancouver Close Up Episode 9 October 2015

MVCU logo for blogIn this episode, why paying a deposit on disposable coffee cups could mean cleaner streets, how the region is fighting illegal soil dumping on our farmlands, and a look at the evolution of green building efforts across Metro Vancouver.

Coffee Cup Revolution

Screen Shot 2015-10-16 at 1.52.56 PMIn just a few hours, crews collect over 30,000 paper cups  —  to test the viability of a deposit on disposable cups in our region. See how the work of binners keeps our streets clean and provides vital information on disposable cup recycling options. link to story

Illegal Fill Dumping in Delta

Screen Shot 2015-10-16 at 1.52.12 PMTracking the movement of soil in our region has been a challenging task for municipalities. Now a pilot program will provide more information for bylaw officers to use — in the battle against illegal dumping on our local farmlands. link to story

Green Buildings

Screen Shot 2015-10-16 at 1.51.16 PMGreen construction techniques are becoming commonplace in our region, as municipal efforts for sustainable building gather momentum. Learn how the industry is embracing the trend and why our building choices can impact carbon emissions for decades. link to story

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