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The Co-operators supports child car seat recycling effort

par The IJ Staff | March 09 2018 09:45AM

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The Co-operators has announced a partnership with Green Propeller Recycling to make it easier for Ontarians to recycle old child car seats.

Under this partnership, old car seats can now be dropped off at local Co-operators advisors' offices in many Ontario communities. They will then be manually deconstructed by Green Propeller Recycling – a non-profit enterprise that employs people with barriers to employment.  The car seat materials are repurposed to make items such as tote bags, backpacks and reusable steel. 

Those with child car seats to be recycled are asked to register online at www.greenpropellerrecycling.com, which will then direct them to nearby drop-off locations. For all Co-operators clients, the fee of $15 plus tax to offset the cost of labour will be waived.

"For decades, the only choice people had to dispose of child car seats that were damaged, expired or which children had outgrown, was to throw it away," said Graham Lewis, founder and executive director of Green Propeller Recycling. "We are working to change that, and by partnering with local Co-operators offices, it is now easier than ever to be part of the solution and keep your child car seats out of landfills."

Participating Co-operators advisors' offices are located in the following southern Ontario communities: 

Ancaster

Georgetown

Orangeville

Bolton

Guelph

Paris

Brampton

Hamilton

Scarborough

Brantford

Kitchener 

Shelburne

Burlington

Listowel

Stoney Creek

Cambridge

Markdale 

Stratford

Dundalk

Milton  

Toronto

Dundas

Mitchell   

Waterdown

Elmira

Mount Forest

Waterloo

Fergus

North York 

Wingham

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