hey! I'm not garbage!hey! I'm not garbage!<div class="ExternalClass38282BEDC1274D069BD546CB859CF11F"><p> Metro Vancouver, in collaboration with member municipalities, has launched phase two of its food scraps recycling campaign. The campaign builds on the “hey! Food isn’t garbage” food scrap characters from 2014 (the infamous talking watermelon and his food-friends). </p><p> This year’s campaign reminds everyone that food soiled paper can also be recycled with food scraps, and not thrown in the garbage. The new characters are: food-soiled paper plate, napkin, used coffee filter and tea bag, and seafood and sauce. Residents and businesses can use your green bin for both food and food-soiled paper. </p><p> The campaign is seen online and throughout the region on Skytrain, Seabus, and bus exteriors and shelters. It is also coming to libraries, community and recreation centres. </p><p> Food waste accounts for approximately 30 percent of our garbage and when put in the landfill creates methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. Keeping food and food soiled paper out of the garbage improves our environment and creates valuable resources like compost and energy.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue14-imnotgarbage.jpg2015-10-30T07:00:00ZGP0|#9ce34380-a759-4725-91fd-ec3f80a85606;L0|#09ce34380-a759-4725-91fd-ec3f80a85606|Issue 14;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass8E6D9875894D4D8DA7BC40BD04CB6A95"><p>Food soiled paper such as coffee filters, paper plates and paper napkins can be recycled with your food scraps. A campaign featuring the 2015 talking food characters is in your community now, sharing their friendly message, 'Hey! I'm not garbage!'</p></div>0