Rethink Your Waste at Your Workplace
Gold Certification - Objectives
Algoma Central Corporation is the owner and operator of the largest fleet of dry and liquid bulk carriers on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Waterway. Their executive office, located in downtown St. Catharines, employs a passionate group of individuals who are committed to creating a sustainable working environment which extends outside the office and onto their vessels. The green team has implemented an office-wide recycling and organics program, which includes sorting stations throughout the office and posters tailored to the business’ diversion programs. Algoma also participates other green initiatives including shoreline clean-ups and eWaste days to align with their corporation’s sustainability goals and ISO 14001 certification.
The Evergreen Thrift Shop, known for repurposed goods and vintage treasures, are also avid recyclers! As owner of the Niagara Falls business, Nick utilizes the Region’s recycling and organics services, recycles electronics and batteries and is able to re-purpose most of the donations received at the shop. Evergreen Thrift shop goes the extra mile for their customers and the community, by sending electronic receipts and giving back to local charities.
The Revival Salon is a retro inspired salon located in downtown Ridgeway, that has a passion for sustainability. By using the Region’s recycling and organics services, owner Deanna is able to dispose of all hair clippings in the Green Bin. The Revival Salon is also a member of Green Circle Salons, a salon recycling service that accepts used foils, empty colour tubes, unused (extra) colour, broken electronic tools and empty aerosol cans. Through this program, in 2018 Deanna was able to divert 84 lbs of this material from landfill.
Silver Certification - Objectives
Located in downtown St. Catharines, Spicy Thai, is a family-run restaurant known for their cozy atmosphere and authentic Thai cuisine. Spicy Thai participates in the Region’s curbside recycling and organics program and is committed to offering the most eco-friendly options to their customers, including compostable bamboo chopsticks, recyclable take-away containers and eliminating the use of straws.
In addition to providing exemplary customer service on the road and in the office, Telecable.ca & Security is promoting waste diversion through their sustainable business practices. The St. Catharines business utilizes recycling and organics services, and responsibly diverts a number of other materials from landfill including; cables, wires, electronics, batteries, and metal. By purchasing items in bulk and reusing packing material, they not only reduce their waste, but they save money for both the business and their customers.