What happens during recycling?

In BC, our partner, Genesis Recycling, ( genesisrecycling.ca )
is responsible for recycling rechargeable batteries, styrofoam and e-waste (including plastic, CRT glass, wires, printed circuit board and metal) to their respective elements.

  • Styrofoam pieces are compressed into large bricks, which are sold as polystyrene for the manufacture of new products
  • E-waste (i.e. Computers) is taken apart for plastics, metals, wires and printed circuit boards. These components are shipped to their respective recyclers
    • Plastics are chipped, melted and produced as plastic pellets, which will be part of a new ingredient for other plastic products (ice scrapers, picnic tables, etc)
    • Metals and wires are melted and become a new element for metal products (computer cases, snow shovels, etc)
    • Printed circuit boards are processed to recover the copper, lead, selenium, ceramic and other polymers

Genesis is an approved ‘Responsible Recycler‘ and certified in three ISO categories – ISO 14001 for Environmental Standards, ISO 9001:2000 for Quality Management Systems and ISO 18001 for Occupational Health and Safety.

 

In Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) recycles all of our E-waste. GEEP uses mechanical processing to break down e-waste, and has confirmed their commitment to quality and the environment with ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 certification.

Batteries and cell phones are recycled through the Call2Recycle Program. For more information on that process, click here.

All electronic products are recycled back to their basic components before being shipped. London Drugs works diligently to ensure that our electronic recyclables are not shipped to sub-standard offshore facilities.