Social Innovation • Economic Inclusion • Environmental Sustainability
binner \`bin-ner\ – noun
We build on the expertise and positive impact binners have in urban areas.
The Binners’ Project is a group of waste-pickers aided by support staff dedicated to improving their economic opportunities, and reducing the stigma they face as informal recyclable collectors.
Binners are among one of the most marginalized groups in urban areas. Their livelihoods stem from refunds received from used containers collected from bins.
Binners positively contribute to our environment by diverting a considerable amount of waste from landfills.
"The Binners’ Project is such a great initiative and I have found the participants and organizers to be open to new collaborations that can only benefit the City and its residents in a positive manner. Looking forward to see the program grow."
Ann Cooper – Green Events Program / City of Vancouver