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Friday, January 25, 2008

Vancouver Sun dithers while the rest of us get busy

Metro Vancouver's landmark decision this week to cancel the Ashcroft landfill plan ~ and indeed decline any offers to ship our garbage up to the Interior ~ has the Vancouver Sun editorial board in a dither.

Good thing they're not in charge of managing our waste for us.

The fact is that the sky is not falling. There are sensible solutions to our waste problem that will not drive taxpayers into penury. These are not hypothetical solutions, but programs that are on the ground and delivering results in other communities in Canada and around the world.

These solutions are now within reach in our region, because our political leaders have put the brakes on the misguided plan to truck garbage up the Fraser Canyon.

While the Sun dithers, Zero Waste Vancouver will help deliver solutions that we can point to with pride when we invite the world to our region in 2010. This region was built by people who believed they could get things done and make the world a better place. The story isn't over yet.

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