Urban Impact School Tours
Tue, 11/13/2012 - 15:36

We are happy to offer School Tours from November 19 to 30!

We believe that here is a huge opportunity to introduce our children to good conservation and recycling habits early! At Urban Impact, we believe that fostering green habits with Grade 4/5 students today puts them on a path towards a lifetime environmental sustainability.



Thu, 09/27/2012 - 15:11

In British Columbia, Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Printed Paper & Packaging (PPP) is driven by the producer’s obligation to achieve 75% diversion of the PPP that they sell into the Province.  To further elaborate, this obligation was created in May of 2011 when the BC Recycling Regulation was updated to include printed paper & packaging.  I have tried to translate what this obligation really means:

Translation …obligation means that the producer will pay for 100% of the costs associated with recycling PPP in BC.

Tue, 09/18/2012 - 22:19

Everyone is banking on Extended Producer Responsiblity as being the way to save ourselves from mountains of garbage in BC and in other jurisdictions.   I have heard lots of arguments for and against transfering the cost of collection, recycling and marketing of products to the producers.

I do believe that fundementally it makes sense and EPR could drive packaging improvements (less waste), reduce costs by streamlining services and collection and theoretically more product will help drive innovative uses for the product collected.  Did I mention "could"?

Urban Impact is part of the Start Up Canada BC Tour!
Mon, 09/10/2012 - 16:07

On September 18, a group of entrepreneurs will hear about how Nicole Stefenelli of Urban Impact and Christopher Ng, CEO of Alterrus (vertical farming system manufacturer) are using their companies as tools for positive societal change: delivering both positive societal impact and profit to shareholders. This event is part of the Start Up Canada BC Tour (