Search for musical instruments – in partnership with Instruments of Change Charity – Vancouver, Sept 2016 – Photo series by Lani Brunn
On September 10, 2015, the Coffee Cup Revolution took place for the second consecutive year in Vancouver’s Victory Square, Vancouver.
Over 130 binners collected coffee cups from around the Lower Mainland for a 5-cent refund. Over 31,000 cups were diverted from the landfill.
For the first time, binners were part of a social innovation program at the West 4th Avenue Khatsahlano Street Party, to educate the public on recycling, monitor waste, and demonstrate their valuable contribution.
In the summer 2015, Joanne Lin, a Master’s of Public Health student from the University of Guelph, conducted a policy review for the Binners’ Project while completing a practicum at the UBC Learning Exchange.
The following review focuses on binning and the waste management of beverage containers in British Columbia to identify policy options that binners could support.
You’ve seen them hunt for cans, bottles and plastic containers. Now, binners in Downtown Vancouver are on the look-out for coffee cups too. They’ll be turning in used coffee cups for a 5¢ bounty at Victory Square. The pop-up coffee cup depot is expected to redeem up to 40,000 cups from street litter.
Click here for more information on the Coffee Cup Revolution.