Ken Lyotier: How to handle garbage


When Paul Kennedy first met Ken Lyotier he simply called himself a ”dumpster diver.” Lyotier organized street people, who were collecting refuse on the streets of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, in order to obtain bottle deposits. Those same people eventually organized, owned, and operated a storefront recycling business called "United We Can." They ultimately changed environmental legislation in British Columbia, and in other jurisdictions throughout North America.

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