The International Centre is now part of TerraCycle Canada’s Coffee Bag Brigade® Program. A world leader in the collection and reuse of non-recyclable post-consumer waste, TerraCycle offers programs to collect waste and convert it into a wide range of products and materials.
The new TerraCycle Coffee Bag Brigade® provides the centre’s employees with an environmentally-friendly way to get rid of used coffee bags. Once the used bags are collected, they are sorted and sent to a facility where they can be made into new refurbished products. In return, the International Centre will be awarded TerraCycle points, which can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts or a per-point-payment to a non-profit organization of the company’s choice.
“At The International Centre we truly believe every small step counts,” said Trevor Lui, director of operations and sustainability. “Joining the Coffee Bag Brigade® program gives our staff another outlet to make positive environmental choices on a daily basis. Working with TerraCycle we are able to turn our waste into something much more important—the opportunity to give back to the community. This will be catalyst to hopefully adopt more TerraCycle programs in the future.”