NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, April 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP has challenged its proudly managed shopping centres on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 and the communities that the retail centres serve, to divert electronic waste from reaching landfill sites in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. This is the first time the property management company has united its participating shopping centres to collaborate and take part in a unique sustainable initiative.
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.
Capilano Mall has partnered with the Electronics Recycling Association and will host their one-day only "Drive Up & Drop Off" E-waste Event in the Southwest corner of the 3rd Street parking lot. Participants are reminded to remove any confidential information from their equipment before dropping it off at our collection site. We are not responsible for confidential information left on e-waste devices. Visit www.capilanomall.com for a complete list of acceptable items. All collected items will be responsibly recycled.
"Twenty 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 contains 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" suggests Bonney Rempel, Regional Director, Marketing Retail Services West.
Complete List of Participating Shopping Centres
Capilano Mall (North Vancouver, BC)
Driftwood Mall (Courtenay, BC)
Hillside Centre (Victoria, BC)
Terra Losa, Edmonton, AB
Village Green Mall (Vernon, BC)
Westshore Town Centre (Langford, BC)
Willowbrook Shopping Centre (Langley, BC)
Bower Place (Red Deer, AB)
North Hill Centre (Calgary, AB)
Victoria Square (Regina, SK)
Cloverdale Mall (Etobicoke, ON)
Sheridan Centre (Mississauga, ON)
Dorval Crossing (Oakville, ON)
Eglinton Square Shopping Centre (Toronto, ON)
Milton Mall (Milton, ON)
Eastgate Square (Stoney Creek, ON)
Westmount Shopping Centre (London, ON)
Windsor Crossing (LaSalle, ON)
Hazeldean Mall (Kanata, ON)
Merivale Mall (Neapean, ON)
About Bentall Kennedy
Bentall Kennedy is one of North America's largest real estate investment advisors and one of its foremost providers of real estate services. Bentall Kennedy serves the interests of close to 500 investors and their 134 million square feet of office, retail, industrial, and multi-residential properties valued at over $32 billion throughout Canada and the U.S. Bentall Kennedy is a member of UN PRI and is a recognized global leader in Responsible Property Investing.
Bentall Kennedy includes Bentall Kennedy (Canada) limited Partnership and Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) Limited Partnership. For more information, visit www.bentallkennedy.com.
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For further information: Bonney Rempel, Regional Director, Marketing Retail Services West, Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP, T. 604.891.8552, E. firstname.lastname@example.org; Domenic Imbesi, Regional Director, Marketing Retail Services East, Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP, T. 905.271.5088, E. email@example.com