This week is Waste Reduction week in Canada. This week focuses on the principles of circular economy, resource efficiency, and waste reduction, while celebrating our environmental efforts and achievements as well as encouraging new innovative ideas and solutions – and to celebrate this week, we are sharing more than 10 green initiatives that are available right here at Yorkdale below!
We think we can all agree that our planet is one big, beautiful and amazing place that we are lucky to call home. Let’s work together to reduce our ecological footprint.
Yorkdale Style Concierge
Until Friday, October 19th, visit the Yorkdale Style Concierge to drop off gently worn clothes that will then be donated to a local charity.
Did you know that you should not be throwing batteries out in your regular garbage? On Sunday, October 21st, visit our Main Guest Experience desk (located by ZARA) to dispose of any electronic waste you may have lying around at home.
Help Starbucks reduce the number of cups by bringing in your own tumbler and receive 10 cents off.
Get a 10 cent discount when you bring in a TimMug or any travel mug.
Nespresso capsules are made of aluminum, an infinitely recyclable material. Collect your capsules in their reusable bag, seal it and drop it off in store.
Trade in your eligible device for an Apple Store Gift Card. If it’s not eligible for credit, they’ll recycle it for free. No matter the model or condition, they can turn it into something good for you and good for the planet.
Pick up a recycled game or trade in your used games, accessories, and consoles for an in-store credit or prepaid Visa or Mastercard.
When you drop off your unwanted textiles (clothing, linens, towels, etc) in a H&M store, you’ll get rewarded with a voucher for your next purchase. Just ask for the garment collecting box, usually located by the cash.
The Levi’s Store
Bring in your old denim and receive a 20% coupon towards one item that same day.
The North Face
Clothes the Loop. Drop off unwanted clothing and footwear of any kind and earn 10% off your next purchase.
Bring back 5 empty, clean black LUSH pots to the store for recycling and receive a Fresh Face Mask, free!
Recycle and be Rewarded Program. Bring back 5 of your empty bottles and get $16 off your next purchase.
100% recycled packaging on all of their products.
L’Occitane has partnered with TerraCycle to make it easy for you to recycle your used beauty and skin care packaging. Bring back your empty products for 10% off your same-day purchase.
Introduced the first sustainable LEGO bricks earlier this year. A collection of botanical elements such as trees, leaves, and bushes made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane.
For more on our sustainable initiatives, click here.