Did You Know?Did You Know?2015-02-26T08:00:00ZGP0|#52401d1f-e9cf-4238-83ee-d36a1e035119;L0|#052401d1f-e9cf-4238-83ee-d36a1e035119|Issue 6;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass239BE011AB1F4EAA8716BA80D3DF2ABB"><ul><li><p>We have videos in seven languages to explain the new ban on putting food waste in the regular garbage. Take a few minutes to learn how Metro Vancouver and your local municipality manage the region's waste and why it's important not to send food waste to the landfill. Watch in <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/issues/3897434104001" target="_blank"> English</a>, <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/issues/3932641575001" target="_blank"> Mandarin</a>, <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/issues/3932719627001" target="_blank"> Punjabi</a>, <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/issues/3926760479001" target="_blank"> Filipino</a>, <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/issues/3924463422001" target="_blank"> Japanese</a>, <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/issues/3932641643001" target="_blank"> French</a>, and <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/issues/3978287422001" target="_blank">Korean</a>.</p></li><li><p>Any type of receptacle from a plastic container to an ice-cream bucket can be used to collect food waste and scraps in your kitchen. The Metro Vancouver website has lots of <a href="/services/solid-waste/food-scraps-recycling/residents3/tools-resources/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">information</a>, including how to make a newspaper food scraps kitchen catcher liner, on separating and recycling food waste from your garbage. Some people prefer containers specifically sold for storing food waste on countertops, however any container with a lid will do!</p></li><li><p>To help with your health-related New Year's resolutions, our <a href="/services/parks/parks-greenways-reserves/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">22 regional parks and four regional reserves</a> offer possibilities for extensive outdoor activities from walking, running and hiking to snowshoeing, cycling and horseback riding. A number of parks are excellent bird watching and wildlife viewing sites including <a href="/services/parks/parks-greenways-reserves/boundary-bay-regional-park" target="_blank">Boundary Bay</a>, <a href="/services/parks/parks-greenways-reserves/iona-beach-regional-park" target="_blank">Iona Beach</a>, and <a href="/services/parks/parks-greenways-reserves/burnaby-lake-regional-park" target="_blank">Burnaby Lake</a>. </p></li></ul></div>