Squamish is one step closer to achieving its Zero Waste Strategy goal thanks to a local business that diverts construction material from the landfill.
Squamish ReBuild takes in donations of reusable kitchen cabinets, toilets, lighting fixtures, windows, doors and other building items and then sells them at a lower price to local people who need them.
Since opening five years ago, the not-for-profit has diverted around 619,000 pounds of construction material from the landfill.
“This is a new way of doing business. There are traditional businesses with one goal – the bottom line. But we are a social enterprise, meaning our main reason for existing is social and environmental change,” said Inis LeBlanc, owner of Squamish Rebuild. read more >>