April 19, 2016 - 12:00 PM
VERNON - Bentall Kennedy has challenged its proudly managed shopping centres and the communities that these retail centres serve to take action on Saturday, April 23, to divert electronic waste from reaching landfill sites in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The second annual initiative unites participating shopping centres across the country to collaborate and take part in a unique sustainable initiative.
Village Green Centre has partnered with Interior Recycling and will host their one-day only ‘Drive-Up & Drop-Off’ e-waste event in the mall parking lot located near the corner of 27th Street and 48th Avenue.
The first 100 customers to participate in our national challenge will receive a glass water bottle and a ballot to enter to win a $500 Village Green Centre gift card. 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 villagegreencentre.com 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” Domenic Imbesi, Regional Director, Marketing Retail Services East, said. “On April 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.” Bonney Rempel, Regional Director, Marketing Retail Services West, said.
Complete list of participating shopping centres:
Cloverdale Mall (Etobicoke, ON)
Sheridan Centre (Mississauga, ON)
Eglinton Square Shopping Centre (Toronto, ON)
Milton Mall (Milton, ON)
Eastgate Square (Stoney Creek, ON)
Westmount Shopping Centre (London, ON)
White Oaks Mall (London, ON)
Hazeldean Mall (Kanata, ON)
Merivale Mall (Neapean, ON)
Jane Finch Mall (Toronto, ON)
Capilano Mall (North Vancouver, BC)
Driftwood Mall (Courtenay, BC)
Hillside Centre (Victoria, BC)
Scottsdale Centre (Delta, BC)
Village Green Centre (Vernon, BC)
Westshore Town Centre (Langford BC)
Willowbrook Shopping Centre (Langley, BC)
Bower Place (Red Deer, AB)
North Hill Centre (Calgary, AB)
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