As part of our #GiveBackOntario 110 Acts of Kindness Challenge, we've implemented a formal Recycling Program across our offices! We're excited to share simple ways you join us and recycle at home.
At Youngs Insurance we always bleed GREEN & BLUE but now, we will bleed a little more GREEN...#TeamGreen #TeamRecycle
Youngs Insurance is dedicated to making a difference in the communities we operate in throughout Ontario. We believe it is not only important to involve ourselves in campaigns and initiatives throughout the year to help our community, environment, and citizens but that it is also important to incorporate these practices into our daily lives. This is why we've established a new recycling program for our offices.
Recycling helps divert waste from landfills, conserve our resources, reduce burdens on the environment, and save energy. We believe this is an overdue initiative that we are very excited to implement.
All Youngs Insurance will now follow a two-stream recycling system. This means that we sort all paper and cardboard in one box, and sort bottles, cans, cartons, and jars in another (Paper vs. Plastic/Glass). Interestingly, there are DIFFERENT recycling guidelines in each region, so please be sure you read the details for your specific city.
Simple Ways You Can Start Recycling
Believe it or not, recycling is actually REALLY straightforward, it just takes time to set up.
- Know What Can Be Recycled >> Not all recycling programs across Ontario are the same – there are different guidelines depending on where you live. Ensure you understand your city’s recycling program and take the time to learn what can and can’t be recycled.
- Reduce and Reuse >> Reducing the number of materials you use and reusing them instead of putting them in the recycling box is even more environmentally friendly.
- Say No to Plastic Bags >> Get in the habit of bringing reusable bags to grocery stores instead of paying for plastic bags. Reducing plastics has a positive impact on the earth.
- Keep Your Bins in a Good Location >> Having your recycling bins in an area that you can access easily will make recycling easier.
- Implement Composting >> According to the National Zero Waste Council, 63% of the food Canadians throw away could have been eaten; for the average Canadian household, this amounts to 140 kg of wasted food per year. Composting is beneficial for the environment because it reduces the amount of methane gas, reduces landfill waste, and adds nutrients to the soil.
- Always Clean Out Your Containers >> It’s important to remember that any containers being recycled must be washed and clean before placing them in your bins.
Join the Movement
Participate in our #GiveBackOntario 110 Acts of Kindness Challenge and help make a difference in your community. Tell us about your good deed, who’s impacted, why it’s important to you, and share a picture using the hashtag #GiveBackOntario on social media or upload it here.