Vancity, the PNE and The Binners’ Project team up to take on trash

With our common goal of creating a greener, more sustainable world, last year Vancity and The Fair at the PNE partnered to help divert 55% or 618,920 pounds of Fair waste from the landfill. This year, we’re aiming even higher, with a goal to divert a full 60% of waste over the 15 days of The Fair. To achieve this ambitious goal we need help—that’s why we’re expanding our partnership with The Binners’ Project.

About The Binners’ Project

The Binners’ Project is an initiative dedicated to supporting the most marginalized people in our communities by providing waste-pickers with training and income opportunities. Through the Project—part of the Tides Canada's shared platform—binners are trained on how to manage waste at events, where they provide public education, back-of-house sorting, and refundable container pick-up.

Last year, the PNE partnered with Binners’ Project to hire 15 people for Vancity Member Day. Due to the positive feedback we received from both the public and the binners themselves, this year we’ll have 15 binners onsite all 15 days of The Fair. This partnership will provide 45 income opportunities for people who have barriers to finding traditional employment.

Vancity is proud to support and work with Binners’ Project to support their efforts to foster social and economic inclusion.

How can you help?

When you visit The Fair at the PNE, make sure you STOP, THINK, and SORT at our Vancity Zero Waste Centres, which you’ll find throughout the fairgrounds. If you’re unsure, don’t fret—the stations will be staffed by Zero Waste ambassadors, who will provide friendly tips on waste sorting.

Win a VIP prize package for The Fair

Get social with us to win a VIP experience at The Fair at the PNE. This VIP prize pack includes two Fair gate passes, two Fair ride passes and one parking pass. Check our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), as well as the Vancity blog for upcoming contest details.

$5 entry every day of The Fair

Don’t forget! Vancity members now gain $5 entry every day of The Fair. Just show your Member Card or Vancity enviro™ Visa* at the gate. Members also need to show photo ID.

Please note, this member perk only applies to individual members and not their friends or family.

See you at The Fair!

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