London Drugs hits recycling milestone: 92,000 lbs of Styrofoam recycled since March 2007


Vancouver Island stores reduce garbage going to landfill by over 50%.

Victoria, BC – (March 30, 2011) – It was four years ago in March that London Drugs partnered with B.C.-based Genesis Recycling to come up with a process and plan to divert Styrofoam from B.C. landfills. Since then, London Drugs has diverted one semi truck of Styrofoam each week from entering the waste stream.

For the next month in Victoria, London Drugs will be hosting educational workshops and building awareness within the Capital Regional District of its "Bring Back the Pack program" which allows customers to bring back all of their packaging from London Drugs purchases, including cardboard, plastic and Styrofoam to London Drugs for proper recycling.

"We are really excited to be connecting with our loyal customers in Victoria to let them know that thanks to their commitment to recycling, London Drugs has hit a milestone unmatched by any other major retailer in Canada," said Clint Mahlman, London Drugs senior vice president.

"London Drugs is committed to working together with our customers to decrease the amount of waste from going into the Hartland landfill. Packaging from products purchased at London Drugs such as cardboard and Styrofoam can simply be brought back to a London Drugs store for proper recycling," said Mahlman.

Thanks to London Drugs employees, partners and customers across Western Canada the company has reduced waste going to landfills by at least 64 per cent chain wide. In Victoria, Garbage picks up are down by 54.5% since 2007.

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About London Drugs

Founded in 1945, B.C.-based London Drugs has 75 stores in more than 35 major markets throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba including its online store London Drugs offers consumers a range of products from digital cameras and cosmetics to computers and televisions. Renowned for its creative approach to retailing, the company employs more than 7,500 people with pharmacy and health care services being the heart of its business. Committed to innovation and superior customer service, London Drugs has established itself as a reputable and caring company and continues to position itself for future growth and development.

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