AURORA Electronic Waste and Clothing Recycling Event a Huge Success and a Win for the Environment - over 11,574 lbs of ewaste and 500 lbs or clothing diverted from landfill (January 2015. Aurora Ontario)

AuroraeWaste1Aurora, Ontario - In collaboration with the Town of Aurora and Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) Inc., VisionQuest Environmental Strategies Corp. oversaw an extremely successful electronic waste and clothing collection event on Saturday January 17th, 2015. This four hour event resulted in residents dropping off over 11,574 lbs of obsolete electronic equipment as targeted under the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) program, generating $1,157.40 in revenue to be put towards environmental initiatives within the Town of Aurora. An additional 500 lbs of textiles & clothing were collected for diversion through reuse and recycling as well.

 

 

Press advertisement promoting Aurora E-waste Collection Event – Jan 17th, 2015

 AuroraeWaste2 As an added incentive to encourage residents to gather up their obsolete items and participate in the event, the program was expanded to include the drop-off of gently used youth and young adult-sized clothing. Over 500 lbs of clothing was also collected Acceptable items were sold to Plato's Closet (Barrie) for resale to community residents at very reasonable prices, resulting in additional funds raised towards Aurora environmental initiatives.

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"We were very pleased to be able to partner with VisionQuest Environmental and Aurora under this very exciting community initiative" quotes Lynne Ashberry, Franchise Owner of Plato's Closet. " The environmental benefit of collecting and redistributing clothing locally, rather than shipping overseas is a fantastic way to reduce our carbon footprint and minimize potential environmental impacts and emissions" states Dave Douglas, President - VisionQuest Environmental.

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  "This is our third successful year of involvement with VisionQuest Environmental Strategies and GEEP Inc. and we remained thrilled with the dedication, professionalism and expertise towards all aspects of the community event planning that Dave Douglas is able to provide" says Amanda Cutler, Recycling Coordinator - Town of Aurora. "Each year, we continue to look towards building upon previous year successes with the potential to expand upon the array of items that residents are able to conveniently divert from landfill in our strive for Zero Waste". "Our corporate (VisionQuest Environmental) mandate is clear - link all the strategic partners to develop and implement highly successful diversion strategies in a cost effective manner that benefits all involved, most importantly the resident who simply wishes to dispose of obsolete items in the most environmentally friendly manner" says Douglas. "This is not rocket science that needs to bogged down in bureaucracy and red tape delays - our need to address environmental factors is too important for that.