© Alan Jamieson / Newcastle University The Atlantic, 27.02.2019, Author: Ed Yong Alan Jamieson remembers seeing it for the first time: a small, black fiber floating in a tube of liquid. It resembled a hair, but when Jamieson examined it under a microscope, he realized...
© City of Vancouver- Zero Waste 2040
Kelowna Now, 17.05.2018, Author: Josh Duncan
Vancouver City Council reached a monumental decision on Wednesday. Council voted to
adopt a policy that prohibits the use of plastic straws, as well as foam cups and take-out
containers. It’s all part of Vancouver’s plan to have zero waste by the year 2040, which is
being called the Zero Waste 2040 strategy.
“Every week in Vancouver, 2.6 million plastic-lined cups and 2 million plastic bags are
thrown in the garbage,” read a tweet from Vancouver’s Mayor’s Office. “Cups and take-out
containers make up 50% of all items in public waste bins.” That pales in comparison to the
7 million straws that end up in Vancouver’s garbages each week.
The entire article can be found here.
Report of the “Complete Zero Waste 2040” strategy: https://council.vancouver.ca/20180516/documents/pspc2a.pdf
Kelowna Now: https://www.kelownanow.com/