Environmental Achievement Award - Waste Reduction InitiativeEnvironmental Achievement Award - Waste Reduction Initiative<div class="ExternalClass0005997F3AE34C0BAE111DD1A0922306"><p>Metro Vancouver was presented the 2016 Award for Environmental Achievement in the Public Sector by the Recycling Council of BC at their annual conference on May 19<sup>th</sup>. The award, known as the MOBI, recognizes the leadership of Metro Vancouver in founding the National Zero Waste Council and its on-going role in hosting the secretariat for the National Zero Waste Council. </p><p>Founded in 2013, the Council is a cross-sector collaboration model that is focused on driving systems change in waste prevention. In presenting the award it was noted that the Council’s focus on waste prevention and the value of a circular economy approach supports environmental protection in the long run by reducing demand for virgin natural resources, advancing a culture of conservation and reuse, and addressing climate change by reducing carbon emissions associated with consumption, production and traditional waste management practices.</p></div>http://heimat-deutschland.info/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue22-rcbcaward.jpg2016-06-24T07:00:00ZGP0|#4e0fb244-0168-4597-97b2-4c6aa54f3154;L0|#04e0fb244-0168-4597-97b2-4c6aa54f3154|Issue 22;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass23C61A1BE7264C8DAD8DACE4678611D0"><p>​Each year RCBC allocated awards for waste reduction initiatives. Metro Vancouver has been recognized for leadership in founding the National Zero Waste Council, a cross-sector collaboration model that is focused on driving systems change in waste prevention. </p></div>0