Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?
Canada is among the highest producers of solid waste per capita in the industrialized world, BC alone hauls over 2 million tonnes of waste per year.
Increasingly, the human population is in need of a solution for junk removal in many capacities - not only large/small scale businesses, but also, personal consumption waste. Materials from commercial/residential demolition & deconstruction, tree work, composting, hoarder & tenant clean-outs, work site clean-ups, electronics, automotive waste and garbage are all dumped into landfills, polluting our soil, air and earth. This is not a viable, sustainable waste removal plan for our future or for the safety of our communities. The consequences for burying/burning waste are more damaging than the solution. DIVERSION.
Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!
DIVERSION. Green Coast Rubbish (GCR) is an environmentally conscious junk removal and recycling company that thinks globally and acts locally. The mandate? NO WASTE IS WASTED. GCR strategically partners with communities and local businesses on the North Shore and in the Greater Vancouver Area providing service to Residential, Construction and Trades, Commercial, Strata and Property Management market segments diverting and recycling waste materials that would normally be taken to the local landfills. In 2010-11, GCR diverted over 315 tonnes (t) of the 420(t) hauled – A 75% diversion rate! (14% higher than competitors) Approximately 6.89(t) of furniture, clothing and other materials were donated to the Salvation Army or Habitat For Humanity and 7.5(t) of electronics and TVs were recycled refurbished or reused. With a goal of 100% DIVERSION by 2020, GCR continually strives to improve its reach and recycling practices, program development and active involvement in govt policy formation.