Thrifty Foods expands recycling program

The launch of an expanded recycling program at Thrifty Foods has diverted more than 29 metric tonnes of waste from landfills in just six weeks.

Partnering with Cascades Recovery, Thrifty’s stores n Vancouver Island, Salt Spring Island and throughout the Lower Mainland expanded the in-store recycling program to include metal and glass food containers, plastic yoghurt and cottage cheese containers, laundry and milk jugs, medicine bottles, gardening pots and a variety of paper packaging formerly disposed of as garbage.

Jim Dores, Thrifty Foods president, said the achievement is a big step toward the company’s goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emission by 15 per cent by 2013.

“Diverting garbage from landfill sites is a top priority for Thrifty Foods,” he said. “The Cascades program empowers each of our over 4,500 employees to be a big part of the solution.”

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