Recycling

A local letter writer would like to see changes to the recycling and waste collection system. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley man trash talks local recycling efforts for lack of options

Taxpayers are footing the bill that should be covered by manufacturers, letter writer argues

  • Sep 13, 2021

 

Electronic cigarettes are seen in a display case at a store in downtown Montreal, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. A study looks at the use of electronic cigarettes among Canadian teens and whether it might lead to tobacco use. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

E-cigarettes, mattresses, lithium-ion batteries soon to be recyclable in B.C.

Province working to expand recycling under extended producer responsibility five-year plan

 

Jocelyn Titus, founder of Aldergrove’s Earth Ninjas, received over $600 worth of bottles in donations. (Shailee Shah/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove bottle drive raises $600 to help purchase plastic shredder

Earth Ninjas host bottle drive in order to clean community and repurpose plastic

  • Aug 3, 2021

 

Walnut Grove resident Netanya Castillo is a student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She is hosting an electronic recycling drive until July 30, 2021 in an effort to win a $10,000 scholarship from the Electronic Recycling Association. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove resident Netanya Castillo is a student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She is hosting an electronic recycling drive until July 30, 2021 in an effort to win a $10,000 scholarship from the Electronic Recycling Association. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)

B.C. cities will no longer need provincial approval to launch single-use plastic ban

More than 20 municipalities in B.C. are developing bylaws banning single-use plastics

Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)
Six-year-old Aldergrove resident Kinsley Moore has taken to cleaning up the streets with BBQ tongs and garbage bags. (Chelsea Moore/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove child tackles trash armed with shopping bags and barbecue tongs

Kinsley Moore grew tired of the garbage on her morning walks with Mom and decided to do something

Six-year-old Aldergrove resident Kinsley Moore has taken to cleaning up the streets with BBQ tongs and garbage bags. (Chelsea Moore/Special to The Star)
Langley’s Shirley Sawatsky has entered the Upcycle Challenge various times over the years and this year won second place for her piece. (Sawatsky photo)

LETTER: Langley upcycler hopes unique competition continues in the future

The Art of Upcycling challenged entrants to use throwaway items in new ways

  • Jul 21, 2021
Langley’s Shirley Sawatsky has entered the Upcycle Challenge various times over the years and this year won second place for her piece. (Sawatsky photo)
Earth Ninjas are collecting bottles from now until July 25. (Special to The Star)

Earth Ninjas hosting plastic bottle drop off from now until July 25

I hate plastic with a passion and that is what fuels my ambition to help the planet, says founder

Earth Ninjas are collecting bottles from now until July 25. (Special to The Star)
“Tools of the Trade” series by Valerie Arntzen was awarded the Director’s Choice Award at “Creative Reuse: The Art of Upcycling”, on now at Langley Centennial Museum.

Upcycling artists honoured for show at Fort Langley museum

The show of art made from recycled projects is the latest of its kind in Langley

“Tools of the Trade” series by Valerie Arntzen was awarded the Director’s Choice Award at “Creative Reuse: The Art of Upcycling”, on now at Langley Centennial Museum.
A vacant lot in Willoughby Heights on 198A Street near 72nd Avenue was full of discarded trash on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Fines for not separating garbage, recycling going up in Langley Township

Most fines are now in the $250 range for trash-related infractions

A vacant lot in Willoughby Heights on 198A Street near 72nd Avenue was full of discarded trash on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Jocelyn Titus, founder of Earth Ninjas, picks garbage along Fraser Highway in Aldergrove on Earth Day. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove Earth Ninja reaches goal after 4-day cleanup along Fraser Highway

Jocelyn Titus picked trash from April 22 to 25 with the help of volunteers and local supporters

Jocelyn Titus, founder of Earth Ninjas, picks garbage along Fraser Highway in Aldergrove on Earth Day. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Jocelyn Titus, founder of Earth Ninjas, picks garbage along Fraser Highway in Aldergrove on Earth Day. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Too much litter makes Aldergrove resident bitter

Jocelyn Titus is picking litter from April 22 to 25, and encouraged residents to come out and help

Jocelyn Titus, founder of Earth Ninjas, picks garbage along Fraser Highway in Aldergrove on Earth Day. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Jocelyn Titus is cleaning Fraser Highway in a four-day garbage pick along Fraser Highway. (Jocelyn Titus/Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Four-day cleanup for Earth Day happening along Fraser Highway in Aldergrove

Earth Ninjas are picking litter from April 22 to 25, and residents are encouraged to help

Jocelyn Titus is cleaning Fraser Highway in a four-day garbage pick along Fraser Highway. (Jocelyn Titus/Special to The Star)
Florence Song (left), Amy Saya, and Chanhee Park participated in sustainability week at TWU by selling clothes to benefit charities. (TWU’s Winnie Lui/Special to Langley Advance Times)

TWU students turning used clothes and goods into cash

During sustainability week the university fundraises to benefit young entrepreneurs and charities

Florence Song (left), Amy Saya, and Chanhee Park participated in sustainability week at TWU by selling clothes to benefit charities. (TWU’s Winnie Lui/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Many of the materials used in delivery packaging can be brought in to Recycle BC depots or London Drugs for recycling. (Unsplash)
Many of the materials used in delivery packaging can be brought in to Recycle BC depots or London Drugs for recycling. (Unsplash)
Students from Walnut Grove Secondary School, under the guidance of teacher Tim Stephenson and engineer Peter Kopic, have been building a plastic shredder as part of the engineering club. The goal is to repurpose plastic bottles and containers into long term products, to keep them from getting into the landfill. (Special to Langley Advance Times/Tim Stephenson)

Walnut Grove Secondary students engineer plastic shredder to tackle climate change

Local secondary kids participated in province-wide educational program

Students from Walnut Grove Secondary School, under the guidance of teacher Tim Stephenson and engineer Peter Kopic, have been building a plastic shredder as part of the engineering club. The goal is to repurpose plastic bottles and containers into long term products, to keep them from getting into the landfill. (Special to Langley Advance Times/Tim Stephenson)
Jocelyn Titus, founder of Earth Ninjas and Cleaning Up Aldergrove. (Special to The Star)

New year brings new call for residents to keep Aldergrove clean

Earth Ninjas founder Jocelyn Titus asks people to join garbage picks this January

Jocelyn Titus, founder of Earth Ninjas and Cleaning Up Aldergrove. (Special to The Star)
Sung Kim, owner of Aldergrove Return-It Depot, now welcomes oil, filters, and antifreeze. (Kari Kylo/Special to The Star)

Used oil recycling facility opens in Aldergrove

New program provides environmentally friendly system to recycle used oil and antifreeze materials

Sung Kim, owner of Aldergrove Return-It Depot, now welcomes oil, filters, and antifreeze. (Kari Kylo/Special to The Star)
Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

Unbuilders deconstructs and salvages old buildings instead of sending them to landfill

Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)
Gary Hee with some of the election signs from the Oct. 24 B.C. election and some of the planter boxes they became (Courtesy Gary Hee)

Langley election signs transformed into planters by recycling advocate

Gary Hee thinks signs shouldn’t be dumped in landfills

Gary Hee with some of the election signs from the Oct. 24 B.C. election and some of the planter boxes they became (Courtesy Gary Hee)