United We Can Bottle Depot
Save Our Living Environment (SOLE) is a non-profit organization committed to improving existing urban conditions by implementing sustainable practices. One of SOLE's largest accomplishments was the creation of the United We Can Bottle Depot located in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The Depot has 13 full-time and 7 part-time employees. By providing full refunds for bottles, it supports many poor people, and 'binners'. The project currently receives 65% of the operating costs through handling fees paid by manufacturers, and aims to be financially self-sufficient as handling fees rise.
Project: United We Can Bottle Depot