VIDEO of Zero Waste Speaker’s Forum!

On October 16, 2016, the Powell River Regional District and Let’s Talk Trash hosted a Zero Waste Fair and Speakers’ Forum event at the Evergreen Theatre.  The event served as a public update for solid waste issues in the region.  The Fair portion of the event was a platform to display the many innovative waste reduction initiatives that are happening in Powell River through local makers and shakers.  If you missed the free event – do not worry – it was filmed!  Check it out below.

Local Landfill to be transformed into Resource Recovery Centre

It is with great pleasure to announce that the Powell River Regional District is taking another step towards creating a more sustainble 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!

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[From left] Powell River Regional District chief administrative officer Al Radke, board chair Patrick Brabazon and manager of community services Mike Wall announced in a press conference Tuesday, July 5, that the regional district had received a $6-million grant to move forward with a two-phase plan to remediate the old Willingdon Beach incinerator site and construct a Resource Recovery Centre. Total project cost is estimated at approximately $8.8 million. (Chris Bolster photo)

Dreams do come true!

The Powell River Regional District is receiving $6,000,000 in federal funding to help construct a state-of-the-art Resource Recovery Centre.

This new facility will divert numerous waste products from the solid waste stream and help the Regional District move closer to achieving its goal of “zero waste”.

This project will greatly contribute to the region’s sustainability by up-cycling, re-cycling and re-purposing expended materials as well as reducing greenhouse gases created through the current transportation of waste abroad.

Read the Peak article and Regional District webpage for more details.