This week (October 19-25, 2020) is Waste Reduction Week in Canada. To highlight the key pillars of the circular economy, every day of the week has a theme. CPL focused in on ‘E-Waste Wednesday’.
On Wednesday October 22 the CPL team in Saint John and Moncton set out to pickup Electronic Waste and discarded Batteries from our tenants. E-waste recycling keeps the plastics, rare-earth metals, and toxic chemicals that make up these products out of the landfills. An added benefit is realized when these materials are recycled responsibly in Canada, instead of shipped overseas, further reducing the environmental impact.
How successful was the 2020 campaign?
In our opinion, very successful! Our tenants really stepped up and had their e-waste organized and ready to go for our arrival. We also partnered with Call 2 Recycle for battery recycling, Recycle NB for advice and information, and Habitat for Humanity Restore Saint John for seamlessly accepting our e-waste. We want to give a huge THANK YOU to all of those who participated!
In one day, this collaborative effort diverted over 1,600lbs of e-waste from our landfills. To put it in perspective that is as heavy as 160 gallons of paint! This was the best year, in terms of weight, that we’ve had in the last 3 yrs.
- 2020: ~1,645lbs
- 2019: ~1,060lbs
- 2018: ~1105lbs
Stay tuned for our battery recycling totals, as we have a few more pickups to complete.
If you are in Saint John, Habitat for Humanity on Rothesay Avenue has a very efficient drop off for e-waste, and many other items. Please consider visiting their location to learn more.
To learn more about recycling in New Brunswick, and for a full list drop-off locations nearest you, please visit the Recycle NB website.
Commercial Properties is committed to a safe and sustainable work place for our employees and tenants. We currently have eight properties that are BOMA BEST certified under the sustainable buildings program. To learn more, read here.
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