Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Tonight the Vancouver Folk Music Festival kicks off their 35th annual show and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ve been working with Folk Fest for 21 years, helping them to reduce waste at an event that sees thousands of people eating and drinking outdoors over three days. Not an easy feat.  Over the years their environmental committee has developed a zero-waste plan that works with the spirit of the event and could stand as a best-practices example for festival recycling.  Keep reading to see exactly how they have succeeded…

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Launch of the fourth Drop Spot location at Olympic Village

NEW ORGANIC RECYCLING OPTIONS FOR VANCOUVER APARTMENT AND CONDO RESIDENTS!

Two groups of residents in the West End and Olympic Village are joining other high-density Vancouver neighbourhoods in a community effort to divert organics from the landfill by creating new Food Scraps Drop Spots.

On June 16, 2012 the West End Neighbourhood Food Network and Village Vancouver launched their 10am-1pm Saturday Drop Spot at the West End Community Centre. Continue reading…

Festivals and Events – best practices to reduce and recycle

As we hit the mid-point of the summer season, (weather notwithstanding this year!), and the zenith of festival-mania in Vancouver, it’s a good time to re-visit some of the tried and true benchmarks for guaranteeing your community event comes up clean and green in terms of its waste reduction and diversion efforts!

Over the last 20 years Recycling Alternative has gained a reputation for working closely with countless community events and festival organizers to collaborate, guide, educate and help implement robust recycling at various public events Vancouverites have come to associate with summer in our city.

Here are our TOP TRASHBUSTING TIPS for ensuring your event walks the talk by setting a high waste diversion standard that organizers and participants alike can be proud of when measuring the environmental impact of your celebration. Continue reading…