The City of Vancouver is looking to reduce the number of coffee cups, plastic bags, and take-out containers cluttering up the city’s garbage dumps.

To address the issue, it’s created a pop-up shop at 511 West Broadway where residents can submit their ideas on how to prevent coffee cups and other items from ending up in landfills.

In June, officials released a report showing that 2.6 million disposable cups wind up in the trash in Vancouver every week. Two million plastic bags are thrown out every week as well.

The city says disposable cups make up 22 per cent of garbage collected from streets and the problem costs the city millions of dollars a year. The pop-up engagement space is open as follows but closed on Thursday, November 30th.

November 25 to December 3

  • 10:30am to 1:30pm
  • 4:00pm to 7:00pm

December 4 to 7

  • 4:30pm to 7:30pm only

Last modified: November 28, 2017

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