Bruce Power and Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce teamed up to collect thousands of pounds of electronic waste from employees during Earth Week.

For the fifth consecutive year, employees have donated their unwanted electronic equipment to Habitat, which collects the waste to reduce impact at the landfill and to ensure electronics are responsibly recycled. All proceeds from the recycled material go to Habitat for Humanity for local projects.

Although the exact amount of e-waste recycled this year is still being calculated, it should be consistent with the 10,000 lbs that has been averaged annually over the past three years.

“The ongoing partnership with Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce is a win-win for everyone – the non-profit organization, the company and employees who get to clear e-waste from their homes but still protect the environment,” said Sarah Shortreed Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “The program provides an avenue for employees to be a good waste steward, while helping build homes for families in our communities.”

Bruce Power also cares about protecting the environment and focuses on minimizing waste on site, Shortreed added. Each year, we send about 30,000 lbs of e-waste for recycling.

“We evaluate our computers, phones and printers to deem if there is still life in them. If so, they are donated to community groups, people in need or auctioned for resale. If the materials have no value, there are recycled properly.”

In 2016, Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce will build a new home in Sauble Beach. Bruce Power will donate $75,000 over the next three years to the organization’s new builds.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Trust Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.

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