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Environmental impact

The Centre d’action bénévole L’Actuel, a social economy enterprise, works diligently to reduce the amount of scrap sent to the municipal landfills. Our efforts in environmental management are in line with the recycling targets of municipalities and of the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Faune. L’Actuel is recognized by Recyc-Québec regarding Québec’s waste management policy.

We are grateful to those who, all year long, donate an important quantity of surplus goods. Thanks to you, L’Actuel recycled 361 tons of textiles and 3.5 tons of sorted objects in 2013-2014 (Note that a large amount of discharged articles are not accounted for this outcome).

Discarded goods are managed to maximize recycling and reduce the amount of waste. We are constantly trying to find new ways of recycling our surplus.

We also recycle :

  • Books
  • Metal
  • Glasses
  • CD, DVD, VHS
  • Paper
  • Paperboard
  • Plastic
  • Clear glass
  • Textile
  • Electronics
  • Batteries
  • Ink cartriages
  • Wiring
  • Any other item that gets a second life after being refurbished for sale in our thrift shop – Boutique-Friperie de L’Actuel.