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We understand protecting the environment is a value to everyone so here at greengate we have partnered with some pretty special companies in order to grow sustainability
in Calgary. As a member of
REAP Business Association
we have been able to
strengthen our associations
with recyclers, learn more
about what other companies
are doing to protect the
environment and help out wherever we can. We have also chosen to do business with some of the companies who are also REAP Members because we know they too are doing their best to be responsible, sustainable companies.
Some of our initiatives have been di cult but with the help of REAP we have been able to continue to recycle di cult items like less than desirable dirty plastic plant pots. In the past we have done our best to keep plastics out of land lls but without a proper facility in the city this was a di cult task. Now we are able to send plastic directly to the Metro Waste recycling facility and as such you’ll see a new plastic recycling container here at the store. Remember you can now recycle your plastic pot plants at home by recycling them in your blue bin. Of course we are not discouraging you to come and visit and drop your plastics here... We’ll take care of it.
This season, as last, you will be able to purchase at cost reusable shopping bags or you may feel better about using plastic since our plastic bags and trunk liners are now biodegradable. greengate’s cardboard plant trays are made of 100% post consumer recycled content, as well as, many of our day to day paper needs including this book.
Recycling paper and cardboard is not enough so we have done our best to  nd uses for other shipping materials. Wooden pallets that have outgrown their usefulness are recycled into wood chips and you
can see and use the results of this by purchasing Recycled Mulch right here at our store.
Wind power is not new to us as we have been utilizing 100% Enmax wind power for a number of years. In 2010 we have re-committed to being green by choosing Bullfrog Power as our green energy supplier. We welcome Bullfrog Power to our team and we encourage you to take a look at what Bullfrog Power is up to by visiting Bullfrogpower.com. Being ahead of the curve is what we do. The use of weed and feed products are about to be banned in Alberta. No problem. We voluntarily choose to discontinue selling granular weed and feed more than seven years ago and thus we already have eco options available for you.
These are just some examples of how greengate is doing its best to reduce its footprint. By choosing us you are supporting these eco endeavours, and for that we thank you. To  nd out more about greengate’s eco initiatives and other REAP Members, please visit www.reapcalgary.com
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