The Binners’ Project rocks the PNE
Our community partner The Binners Project was featured in the Vancouver Sun for their work helping the PNE reduce waste and educate the public about Vancouver’s zero waste goals.
In “Bin there, dumped that: Helping us meet ‘zero-waste goals’“, Gordon McIntyre writes:
He’s what some call a dumpster diver, although the preferred term in his community is binner.
And he’s working at the PNE during the fair, even though he normally doesn’t like crowds, as a ‘zero-waste ambassador’ in co-ordination with The Binners’ Project, an advocacy and support organization for the people who probably have the most expertise on what we throw away.”
“’For me to come here with all these people, it’s a stretch,’ Leland said. ‘But this is fantastic, to have guaranteed daily income after years of not.
‘To think I’d ever be here, working at the PNE, is just beyond my realm of conception.
‘It’s nice to get a little bit of respect.’”
Read more from the Vancouver Sun.
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