JUNE 2021: WELCOME TO OUR FIRST NEWSLETTER!
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IN THIS ISSUE
- Cigarette butts harm the environment
- Sanitation Street Cleaning crews hard at work
- Let’s Talk Trash: Get to know our Adopt-a-Block volunteers
- Upcoming events and opportunities
DID YOU KNOW?
Cigarette butts are consistently the number one form of litter found on Vancouver’s local streets, parks and beaches. Cigarette butts are small but contain harmful chemicals like arsenic and lead which leach into our environment, polluting our oceans and harming wildlife. When you pick up cigarette butts during your litter cleanups, you are helping to protect our parks, waterways and wildlife.
If you, or someone you know, needs a reusable pocket ashtray to manage your butts, pick one up *free* at one of our distribution sites.
WHAT WE'RE DOING
While most of the city sleeps, our Sanitation Street Cleaning crews are busy sweeping away debris, emptying garbage cans and flushing alleyways in certain areas of the city. Check out this video to see our crews hard at work in the middle of the night.
*This video was filmed prior to COVID-19*
Let's Talk Trash with Hiro:
When/ Why did you join the Adopt a Block program?
I used to volunteer to clean up a few years ago and I resumed in April 2021.
Have you received any feedback from the neighbourhood?
Yes, many people pass by and show their thanks, even little kids!
What’s the strangest/funniest piece of litter you’ve picked up?
A garbage bin full of nuts.
EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES