BENTALL KENNEDY ANNOUNCES E-WASTE CHALLENGE:
A TRIBUTE TO EARTH WEEK
Bentall Kennedy has challenged its proudly managed shopping centres and the communities that these retail centres serve to take action on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 to divert electronic waste from reaching landfill sites in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta & Saskatchewan. This initiative will mark the first time Bentall Kennedy has united its participating shopping centres across the country to collaborate and take part in a unique sustainable initiative.
MERIVALE MALL has partnered with ONTARIO ELECTRONIC STEWARDSHIP and will host their one-day only “Drive -Up & Drop- Off” e-Waste Event in the mall parking lot located near MERIVALE ROAD & VIEWMOUNT AVE. Fill in a ballot to win a pair of tickets to an upcoming REDBLACKS game. Confidential information should be removed from equipment before drop-off at the collection site, and organizers are not responsible for any data left on e-waste devices. Visit merivalemall.ca for a complete list of acceptable items. All collected items will be responsibly recycled.
“Twenty-one shopping centres across Canada will participate in the four hour challenge” indicated Domenic Imbesi, Regional Director, Marketing Retail Services East. “On April 25th from 11am to 3pm we are determined to make a difference within the communities that our shopping centres serve. Raising awareness of the impact of diverting e-waste from our landfills is timely as we celebrate Earth Week!”
“Electronic waste contain precious metals, glass, plastics and other valuable materials, and reusing them reduces the need to mine or fabricate raw materials. Rather than just disposing of them, we can reuse and recover this valuable material.” suggested Bonney Rempel, Regional Director, Marketing Retail Services West.
Did you know?
Electronic Waste continues to be a significant environmental concern in Canada as many electronics contain toxic metals. The Statistics Canada Environmental Accounts & Statistics Division, Households and the Environment Survey, revealed that in 2011:
- 46% of Canadians had e-waste to dispose of.
- 23% of Canadian households had a dead or unwanted computer, 18% had a dead or unwanted cell phone, 15% had a dead or unwanted fax machine, 24% reported having unwanted televisions and 13% had unwanted audio-video equipment to dispose of.
- 3% to 7% of e-waste ends-up in our landfills.