The Beer Store and Goodwill Industries announce partnership to recycle used uniforms

TORONTO, October 19, 2021 / CNW / – The Beer Store and Goodwill Industries are pleased to announce their partnership during Waste Reduction Week, promoting collective efforts to protect our shared environment through waste reduction. Used uniforms from The Beer Store’s retail and logistics employees will be donated and recycled by Goodwill to ensure the materials are not sent to landfills or incinerated. This partnership will first be pilot in London, Ontario and the surrounding area where the collected materials will be recycled and remanufactured into branded products for The Beer Store or sent for recycling and shredded for industrial use.

Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes is a leading steward of used and end-of-life consumer goods, maximizing social, economic and environmental benefits throughout the supply chain. Responsible diversion of goods in a circular economy is essential and is becoming increasingly acute given the changing dynamics of the climate and the environment, ”said Hassan Habache, Vice-President, Innovation and Business Optimization, Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes.

“A circular economy or an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continued use of natural resources is essential for sustainability. Goodwill is delighted to partner with The Beer Store on this innovative initiative as we strive to be the partner of choice for the recycling industry. solutions and products remanufactured using post-consumer textiles, ”said Habash.

“Environmental leadership is one of Beer Store’s core values ​​and reducing waste has been a long-standing goal for the company since its inception in 1927. Every day Ontarians are increasingly aware of the pressures on environment and are more aware of how waste is managed, ”said Ted moroz, President, The Beer Store / Brewers Distributor Ltd.

“This partnership allows us to explore other materials beyond containers and packaging which can also be part of a circular economy. The Beer Store is delighted to partner with Goodwill in this environmental initiative and to support our common goals, ”said Moroz.

The Beer Store is proud of its environmental stewardship efforts and accomplishments to date, with operational activities reviewed regularly to identify areas where The Beer Store can accomplish more.

Environmental leadership is a core value of the company, and this new partnership is an extension of our ongoing commitment to the environment.

Everyone at the Beer Store is proud of our award-winning returns program.

  • In 2007, The Beer Store partnered with the Ontario Deposit Return Program (ODRP), which allowed us to collect any containers of alcohol purchased in Ontario
  • In 2018, all recovered wine and spirits containers stacked end to end since the start of the ODRP would reach all the way to the moon and back.
  • In 2019, the 4 billionth ODRP return was made
  • In 2020, more than 1.76 billion alcohol containers were collected from Ontario consumers

To learn more about these or other services, visit or download the Beer Store mobile app.

About the beer store: The Beer Store listed 1,034 brands offered by more than 240 brewers in 2020. More than half of the brewers listed are small. Ontario brewers. It’s a completely open system that allows any brewer in the world to sell their brands at any store they choose. The Beer Store is deeply committed to responsible selling and not to sell to minors and drunk people. More than 1.8 million customers were contacted in 2020 alone. It is also one of the greenest retailers in the world and collected more than 1.3 billion bottles of beer in 2020 (a rate of 77% return) and more than 415 million containers of wines and spirits (a recovery rate of 69%). The Beer Store employs 7,000 hard-working Ontarians in well-paying full-time and part-time jobs.

About goodwill: Job creation for people facing barriers to employment; skills development and empowerment of employees “at work”; and a deliberate focus on advancing people to better careers targeting the needs of the labor market, is the essence of Goodwill Industries’ mission. Employment and training opportunities cover large, medium and rural communities across Ontario.

Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes, is a separately incorporated and governed not-for-profit charitable organization serving Ontario. Each year, Goodwill serves over 25,000 job seekers and employs 1,100 people through fundraising and resale to millions of generous and environmentally conscious people. Ontario nationals. Ultimately, Goodwill recycles and diverts over 36 million pounds from landfills.

SOURCE The Beer Shop

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