Recycling event commemorating Earth Day aimed at reducing landfill waste
HAMILTON, ON, April 15, 2016 /CNW/ - To celebrate Earth Day, CF Lime Ridge is doing its part to help divert landfill waste by offering local residents a convenient way to dispose of electronic waste items at no charge. On Friday, April 22nd (Earth Day), and Saturday, April 23rd e-waste items, including printers, toners, computers, cameras, cell phones, televisions/monitors, wires, etc., will be collected during regular shopping centre hours for safe disposal.
"Improper waste disposal can have hazardous lasting effects on the environment and we're pleased to offer community members the opportunity to easily purge personal e-waste at no cost," said Liem Vu, General Manager, CF Lime Ridge. "Sustainability is a core value for CF Lime Ridge, one which we know is also very important to our customers and retailers as well. We are always looking for new ways to drive environmentally conscious change at the shopping centre and this event is one way we can continue our efforts to promote and practice long-term environmental sustainability."
CF Lime Ridge is joining forces with e-waste environmental partner Revolution Recycling to safely recycle returned electronics. Unwanted e-waste, which may contain hazardous substances such as lead and mercury which can leach into ground water if not disposed properly, will be collected in the Hudson's Bay court on the lower level at the shopping centre. Additionally, representatives from environmental partner Cascades Recovery Inc. will be on-site on April 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to educate consumers on the importance of recycling. One hundred per cent of the e-waste collected during this event will be diverted from landfill sites.
Ongoing sustainability at CF Lime Ridge
As part of Cadillac Fairview's larger corporate-wide GREEN AT WORK™ sustainability program, CF Lime Ridge is dedicated to integrating sustainability into building operation and maintenance, including reducing energy and waste management and building community awareness about environmental impact. To save energy, in 2014 the Green Team at CF Lime Ridge identified an opportunity to use a new and more efficient central operating plant resulting in a daily savings of one hour's usage of the HVAC system. Since its instillation, the initiative has proven highly successful for the centre, generating an annual energy savings of roughly 300,000 kWh. Additionally, in 2015 alone, CF Lime Ridge's diversion efforts have led to 800 metric tonnes of materials recovered, saving 96,671,000 litres of water, over 4,939,900 kWh of energy, more than 6,100 mature trees, and reducing landfill reduction by 2,540.6 cubic yards*.
Details about the CF Lime Ridge co-event:
- CF Lime Ridge hosts free two-day recycling event
- Residents welcomed to drop off e-waste (e.g. printers, toners, computers, cameras, cell phones, televisions/monitors, wires, etc.) to be safely recycled
- CF Lime Ridge
- Recycling partner: Revolution Recycling (for e-waste collection)
- Recycling partner: Cascades Recovery Inc. (on-site education)
- Friday, April 22nd (10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
- Representatives from Cascades Recovery Inc. on-site to answer recycling-related questions from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 23rd (9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
CF Lime Ridge
Hudson's Bay court on the lower level
999 Upper Wentworth Street
Hamilton, Ontario L9A 4X5
For information on the events, store promotions, and exciting offers taking place at CF Lime Ridge, please visit www.cflimeridge.com. You may also keep in touch with CF Lime Ridge by downloading the CF SHOP! app on your mobile device, or through CF SHOP! Text by dialing 289-323-0723.
*source: Cascades Recovery Inc. certification for CF Lime Ridge
About CF Lime Ridge:
CF Lime Ridge is Hamilton's premier fashion destination, offering an exciting shopping experience with over 180 of the most recognizable retail brands, restaurants and services. CF Lime Ridge is conveniently located on the Hamilton mountain with direct access to the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway and HSR transit service. For more information, download the CF Shop app or visit www.cflimeridge.com.
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About Cadillac Fairview:
Cadillac Fairview is one of the largest owners, operators and developers of best-in-class office, retail and mixed-use properties in North America. The company also invests in retail, mixed-use and industrial real estate in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
Valued at more than $29 billion, Cadillac Fairview owns over 37 million square feet of leasable space at 71 properties in Canada, including landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, CF Pacific Centre and CF Chinook Centre.
Cadillac Fairview has been wholly owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan since 2000. Ontario Teachers' is a diversified global investor and administers the pensions of more than 300,000 active and retired school teachers.
SOURCE Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
For further information: If you're interested in learning more about this event, please contact: Katherine Murdick, 647-978-6077, firstname.lastname@example.org