Reduce, recycle, waste-to-energy the answers for managing Metro garbage

Vancouver Sun

The communities of Metro Vancouver have adopted an approach to the management of garbage that puts waste avoidance and reduction at the forefront. Existing and planned recycling and reuse efforts are effectively removing resources from the waste stream before disposal, and organics programs are finding ever more innovative ways of recovering materials and energy from discarded food and green wastes…

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Debate ensues on cost of greener solutions

Vancouver 24 hrs

Local mayors have defended the drive to go green. Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, chair of Metro Vancouver’s zero-waste committee, said projects, like the incinerator, may cost a lot up front but have long-lasting impacts that are not just good for the environment, but good for the economy…

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