Zero-Waste Team

Metro Vancouver generates an average of 1,370 kgs of garbage and recycling per person every year.

On our shared, finite planet, there is no away. We’re throwing our waste into our ecosystem where it threatens our land, water, air, and health. 

To tackle the current waste crisis, SPEC’s Zero-Waste Team advocates for a Zero Waste model that is about creating community. We foster grassroots projects that promote practical tools to help us prevent unnecessary consumption. 

These actions prevent the pollution of our home and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide that is contributing to climate change.


Join us at our monthly meetings for open sharing about ongoing projects and topics in the world of waste in Metro Vancouver

  • Second Wednesday of the Month
  • 6:30-8:00pm
  • Virtually via Google Meets

Current Projects

Master Recycler Vancouver

Training program on reducing and preventing waste while fostering outreach and leadership skills

Textile Lab for Circularity

Platform that connects allies across BC to divert textile waste from landfills


Repair Cafes

Community gatherings to fix broken household items for free



Vancouver Repair Guide

Simplify your search for quality repair services in Vancouver and support local businesses.  This guide identifies reliable and local repair shops for electronics, appliances, clothing, and more. Start repairing today and contribute to sustainability in your community!

Download the Vancouver Repair Guide

Past Projects

Green to Go

2014 project with restaurants to reduce take-out-containers.

Passionate about waste?

We need your help expanding our reach and providing waste education to Metro Vancouver