Commercial Drive in Vancouver Recycles their Street Banners

commercial drive banners recycled as reusable shopping bags

If you ever visited Vancouver, you noticed that their residents love sports and outdoor living. Therefore, you would not be surprised that helping the environment is popular down there.

I applauded this initiative by the Commercial Drive Business Society. As advertisers, they are taking their responsibilities. Rather that sending the old banners to the landfills they are recycling them into reusable shopping bags.

The proceeds from the sales of the recycled banner shopping bags go toward the development of new green spaces in the neighborhood. The recycled Banner Shopping Bags are available in 2 sizes and 10 colors at participating retailers in Vancouver.

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Learn more: Banner Shopping Bags by Commercial Drive Business Society – price: $9.95 for small, $14.95
Via: Shopping district turns its own ad banners into bags [Springwise]

  • Michelle Sullivan
    May 26, 2008 at 06:48

    Great idea, Kim. I just sent a quick email suggestion off to the City of Montreal through their online form available here: