Plastic recycling, local wetlands project receive Vernon sustainability grants

Sustainability grants given

Two local causes have received $1,000 sustainability grants from the City of Vernon.

Council endorsed two community-led projects to receive funding: Precious Plastic Cap Recycling, and The Wetlands of Vernon.

Precious Plastic Cap Recycling

Submitted by Sidney Kwakkel, this project is aimed at diverting plastic bottle caps from the landfill.

By repurposing unlabelled plastics and creating plastic feedstocks, the initiative hopes to reduce plastics in the environment.

The Wetlands of Vernon

Submitted by Harold Sellers, the project is aimed at identifying and describing wetlands within the city, with a goal of providing useful information for conservation, stewardship, and education.

It is a joint venture between members of the North Okanagan Naturalists Club and Fulton Secondary School students.

“Supporting environment sustainability projects is an important part of maintaining ecosystems health and is an exciting opportunity for our community members to connect with one another,” Mayor Victor Cumming said in announcing the awrds.

“I look forward to seeing how these projects positively impact our city.”

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