Recycling paper and cardboard is not enough.
Some of our past recycling initiatives were challenging, but we continue to recycle more difficult items if possible. In the past, we did our best to keep plastics out of landfills, but this was difficult without a proper local facility. We now send plastic directly to the Metro Waste recycling facility in Calgary. Look for the plastic recycling drop off container here at the store. You can also recycle plastic plant pots at home by placing them in your blue bin.
greengate offers at cost, reusable shopping bags or, if you prefer, our bio-degradable plastic bags and trunk liners. Our cardboard plant trays are made of 100% post-consumer recycled content and our day to day paper usage is kept to a minimum.
Recycling paper and cardboard is not enough, so we do our best to find alternative uses for other shipping materials. We repurpose wooden pallets into wood chips. As a result, you can purchase Recycled Red Mulch right here at our store.
We continue to look for new ways of doing business greener. It's what we do. By supporting greengate, you are supporting numerous positive green initiatives.