We are committed to sustainability

The reality is that our buildings and operations have an impact on the environment and the animals we work to protect whether it be through the use of energy, the generation of waste, or the buying of goods. In our efforts to mitigate that impact, Vancouver Aquarium has become a leader in environmental sustainability practices. 

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Reducing Waste

In our Environmental Policy, we make a commitment to identify waste streams and work to eliminate them. In our offices, we compost food waste and recycle everything from standard paper, cardboard, and containers to less standard items like nitrile gloves, ceramics, writing instruments, and electronics.

All Aquarium Café disposable dishware and utensils, as well as food waste is composted and turned into Class A compost that is used to grow certified organic alfalfa and hops in the British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.

Sustainability At The Gift Shop

We offer sustainable products such as reusable straws, bottles and utensils and an extensive line of sustainable alternatives to everyday items, including natural rubber bath toys and bamboo-based dishware for children. We also carry crafted items from some of our favourite local artists, such as jewelry made of marine debris. Visit the shop to discover all our sustainable keepsakes.

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