Vancouver, British Columbia. October 22, 2012
LOCO BC and Salt Spring Coffee are launching the Zero Hero Waste Project with a goal to reduce waste (and associated greenhouse gas emissions) from the average business rate of 56% to less than 25%. The launch event takes place at Edible Canada on Granville Island on October 22 at 10:30am.
“We are excited to unveil the Zero Hero Waste Project. It provides business with tools to reduce their waste and associated greenhouse gas emissions” Amy Robinson, Executive Director of LOCO BC.
This initiative aligns with Metro Vancouver’s solid waste plan, which would ban organic materials (food scraps) from landfills by 2015. By looking at ways to achieve this now, these local businesses are leading the way.
Uprising Breads, W2 Café, University Golf Course, Momento Coffee House, Thirst First and Edible Canada are the local business that participated in the pilot program in an effort to reduce waste and improve their composting. Recycling Alternative will be conducting waste audits and recommendations for these businesses.
LOCO is a growing alliance of local companies working to strengthen communities, grow the local economy and build strong, sustainable businesses. LOCO has been supporting Salt Spring Coffee to improve their waste management system, and measure results. Now Salt Spring Coffee sends only 9% of material to the landfill or incinerator.
To support other local business to reduce waste, Salt Spring Coffee is sponsoring the development of this zero waste project.