The Powell River Regional District has initiated the first steps to move as a community off the wasting path and onto the zero waste path. Zero waste is a philosophy that many regions have adapted in response to the astounding amount of waste being generated and the increasing cost associated in “transferring” this waste. The visionary goal of zero waste encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused and reintroduces ethical and moral components into the equation.
The bottom line is, we must all take individual responsibility for the waste that we create. » Read more
It is with great pleasure to announce that the Powell River Regional District is taking another step towards creating a more sustainable community with the induction of a Waste Management Eduction Program. Coco Hess and Abby McLennan, through BHC Consulting, have been awarded the contract and are happy to declare that they will be planting the seed to inaugurate a zero waste initiative.
The proposed education campaign will focus on multiple targets, via various mediums and will be visual, distinctive, and fun for the community to get behind. Promotion of waste reduction and reuse will be the primary targets. Waste reduction (or prevention) is the preferred approach to waste management because waste that never gets created doesn’t have waste management costs!