Vancouver mayor vows to ax controversial single-use cup fee by summer – BC

Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim says the city’s controversial single-use cup fee will be gone by this summer. Sim made the comments during his first ‘state of the city’ address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on Tuesday. “Everyone here in Vancouver loves the environment, but we can make a distinction between things that are … Read more

Vancouver mayor vows to ax controversial single-use cup fee by summer – BC

Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim says the city’s controversial single-use cup fee will be gone by this summer. Sim made the comments during his first ‘state of the city’ address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on Tuesday. “Everyone here in Vancouver loves the environment, but we can make a distinction between things that are … Read more

Sections of the Drina River in Bosnia become floating garbage dumps as torrential flooding hits the Balkans

Tons of waste dumped in poorly regulated riverside landfills or directly into the waterways that flow across three countries end up accumulating behind a garbage barrier in the Drina River in eastern Bosnia during the wet weather of winter and early spring. Key points: The Drina River runs for 346 kilometers from the mountains of … Read more

Tenant given notice after sparking council investigation over missing garbage bin

A tenant, given notice after his call to the council about a missing garbage bin triggered officers to visit, has been awarded more than $10,000 by the Tenancy Tribunal. Photo / 123rf A call to the council about a missing garbage bin that alerted the council to the fact that a rental was not permitted … Read more

Planning a spring clean these holidays? Here’s how to ‘spark joy’ by keeping old things away from landfill

Driving home recently, I encountered a familiar sight: four dining chairs on the curb waiting for some sucker to rescue them. Loading them into the car (sucker!) I wondered: how long were these chairs in shed limbo-land before finally getting kicked to the curb? When a wooden chair goes a bit wonky, it feels counter-intuitive … Read more