Previous Zero Waste Initiatives
Single-use Reduction Initiatives with Business Communities
The health of our ocean is in trouble. With the support of Vancity, Ocean Ambassadors Canada is working with local business communities to launch single-use plastics reduction initiatives.
Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Coaching
With the support of Vancity, Ocean Ambassadors offered free zero waste coaching to small businesses from 2020 to 2022.
Straw Free Deep Cove
Ocean Ambassadors worked with Deep Cove Merchants to facilitate all businesses in Deep Cove going straw free in May 2018.
East of Seymour Zero Waste Takeout
Ocean Ambassadors has partnered with Reusables.com to launch a community wide container and cup-share initiative to help eliminate single-use takeout cups and containers in North Vancouver.
Partnership with Sail Canada
Ocean Ambassadors Canada has partnered with Sail Canada to work with the National Sailing team and the Learn to Sail Programs.
Horseshoe Bay Beyond Plastic Bags
Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver ditched plastic bags!
2018 Canadian Downwind Paddle Championships
Ocean Ambassadors Canada worked with the organizers of the 2018 Canadian Downwind Paddle Championships to create a single use plastic free event.
Edgemont Village Plastic Bag Free
On March 1, 2020, Edgemont Village Businesses initiated a voluntary ban on single use plastic shopping and carrier bags.
“Plastics in the ocean are a clear sign of a broken system, as this was never intended to happen. That is why rethinking the way we make and use plastics is so crucial: how can we capture the material’s benefits, retain its value and make sure it does not end up where it does not belong.”