Re:duce Re:use Re:cycle
Gift cards are a great way to give a thoughtful gift for our hard to buy for friends. They are a fantastic additive to gift baskets and super easy to donate to re:give to support the local community! It does also mean, due to their plastic nature, they create an environmental footprint.
It was important for re:give to create the greatest impact for our donations, and this included doing as little harm as possible in the process. Part of this process meant recycling all the left-over gift cards we received! We will consolidate the gift cards, and send the empty cards to TerraCycle.
Our friends at Plastic Free YYC are a great resource to educate ourselves on best practices for recycling and how to encourage a waste free approach to business. Plastic Free YYC aims to educate Calgarians about plastic pollution, engage their communities to promote plastic reduction and host various events to foster conversations and build the plastic free community.
If you want to learn more about Plastic Free YYC or how re:give is working to reduce our footprint, reach out to one of our team members!