recycling

Our shop is currently participating in a recycling program. We are accepting #5 takeout containers on behalf of Case Reuse, and oral care products and writing instruments on behalf of TerraCycle.

case

# 5 takeout containers

case is a reusable takeout container service that collects reusable takeout containers, sanitizes them, and provides them back to restaurants to save waste. Please note: the containers must be CLEAN, with a lid, and not broken

program accepted containers:

#5 black or cream coloured take out containers

#5 soup containers

if in doubt, please ask before putting items in bin

items that will NOT be accepted:

no sauce containers

no sushi containers

no cutlery

no plastic bags

no paper bags

no yoghurt containers or lids

no straws

learn more about Case Reuse

writing instruments

writing instruments

once collected, the writing instruments are separated by material composition. The separated items are then cleaned, shredded, and made into new recycled products.

program accepted waste:

any brand of pens and pen caps

mechanical pencils

markers and marker caps

highlighters and highlighter caps

permanent markers and permanent marker caps.

learn more about TerraCycle writing instruments

oral care

oral care products and packaging

once collected, the oral care products and packaging are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products, such as park benches and picnic tables.

program accepted waste:

non-electric toothpaste tubes and caps

toothbrushes

toothpaste cartons

toothpaste outer packaging

floss containers

and all other non-recyclable products and packaging

learn more about TerraCycle oral care items

earthub

prescription pill bottles and bread/milk tags

Thank you for your help in diverting prescription pill bottles and bread/milk tags from the landfill in the TO region! Earthub is an (entirely volunteer) environmental organization started in 2019 with the goal of keeping items out of landfill and giving them a second life. The pill bottles are sent to a disaster relief organization to be reused as medical supplies. The bread/milk tags will be collected for an upcoming project. Stay tuned!

The Toronto chapter is accepting:

bread/milk tags

prescription pill bottles

that must be cleaned (labels and inside/outside residue completely removed)

This is important for the safety of the volunteers.

items that will NOT be accepted:

** Vitamin bottles are not accepted through Earthub.

learn more Earthub Poster visit Earthub website or email toronto@earthub.ca


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