Create signs to alert tourists that water, pop, juice and alcohol bottles are refundable, not trash.
Tourists, visitors and new Vancouver residents don't always know that in the City of Vancouver, these bottles are worth money, and are not garbage. A sign at each garbage can might prevent this and encourage them to put the bottles in the trash can pocket provided.
Pradeep K.Verma MBBS commented
Even if people are aware of the refundability of the discarded plastic and glass containers they would still not find the motivation or the time to get them converted into cash given the weak incentive and the arduous nature of the work involved. The idea is very weak and without high commitment from public it would not be put into practice by the affluent. The homeless crowd would have to be relied to scavenge upon these discards. Their motivation too would be strengthened if the cash is raised. for more climate wisdom visit http://vsrbc.web.officelive.com