Archive for Recycling Education

A Bright Idea!

        Did you know it takes: –> 74% less energy to recycle steel than to manufacture it from raw materials –> 95% less energy to recycle aluminum than to manufacture it from raw materials –> 30% energy to recycle glass than to manufacture it from raw materials With energy saving like this, […]

Cut Your Scrap! Metro Vancouver Composts into a Greener Future

      On a mission to becoming the World’s Greenest City by 2020, Vancouver has taken a new stride in sustainability when they announced food scraps would be included in the weekly recycling program. Since almost 40% of the landfill is made-up of food scraps and other naturally compostable materials, this marks a major […]

We Talk Workplace Sustainability at the Polaris Eco Fair

    What’s our favorite way to spend a warm, sunny Thursday afternoon in Vancouver?   Talking sustainability at the Polaris Eco Fair last week!   We were thrilled to meet so many people who are interested in creating a greener and sustainable workplace. From recycling hard drives to junk removal, we answered questions on […]

“Shake and Fold” to Save Trees

      Who would’ve thought that these hand paper towels would cost so much for the environment. In the United States alone, 230,000 pounds of paper towels are used every year. For one tonne of paper towel, it requires around 8299 gallons of water (which is equivalent to 166 baths). This number is overwhelming—especially […]

Spring Cleaning at Hyatt Regency Vancouver

    Come visit Happy Stan’s Recycling educational booth inside the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Vancouver on Burrard. They will be hosting a spring cleaning event for electronics and small appliances. This event will be from 11:30am to 2:00pm on Wednesday March 21st.  Bring your electronic items and your questions and we will take care […]

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