Waste to resource programs
Have the remaining 19 Vancouver Business Improvement Areas adopt the Strathcona Business Improvement Area’s recent waste-to-resource program throughout the city to find opportunities to convert waste from one business to a resource for another business.
The BIAs are a great structure for addressing an embarrassing problem: businesses don't recycle nearly as well as residents do at home. Part of the problem that nobody is enforcing the laws against putting recyclable materials in the trash. BIAs can organize to put pressure on the garbage industry, demand better recycling and punish haulers that don't offer competitive recycling. Alas, the City has a vested interest in this because they get paid for the space dumpsters sit on... jungle of self interests!