BY THE FONDS ÉCO IGA
What is meant by distributing eco-friendly items?
The Fonds Éco IGA is making it easier to take action towards sustainable development by distributing items that can help reduce your environmental footprint at a reasonable price to numerous people across Quebec and, more recently, New Brunswick.
The items vary from year to year. Since the Clé en main program was launched, more than 350 collection boxes for used batteries, nearly 24,000 backyard composters and over 90,000 rainwater collection barrels have been distributed. Thousands of Quebecers have benefited from these low-cost eco-friendly items, which have helped them to take concrete action for the environment by effectively applying the 3 R’s.
In 2019, the program was expanded to raise awareness about plastic waste and equip individuals with a starter kit to help reduce it.
The Fonds Éco IGA is continuing its fight against single-use plastic by launching a new item! In 2019. after 9 years of distributing rainwater collection barrels and backyard composters, the Fonds Éco IGA started raising public awareness about reducing the use of single-use plastic and began offering a low-cost starter kit to help reduce plastic waste.
AN INTRODUCTORY VIDEO FOR THE PUBLIC:
A short video was made available online to clearly explain the environmental challenges related to plastic waste and to provide the public with simple, practical ways to take action.
ITEMS IN THE STARTER KIT
In addition to an awareness workshop, a starter kit for reducing plastic waste is being offered to the public for $30 ($75 market value). With this kit, the Fonds Éco IGA is helping people to significantly reduce their use of single-use plastics.
FOLLOW OUR @Ecoscouade !
Once again this year, you can follow the adventures of Earth Day’s public awareness agents on Instagram as the distribution tour makes its way across Québec and New Brunswick!
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