Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (CTC, CTC.a) is helping to reduce the amount of automotive waste going to Quebec landfills and waterways by shifting the popular Go Eco program into high-gear with a province-wide rollout. With a focus on auto services to keep vehicles in peak condition and the responsible disposal of automotive waste, Go Eco helps reduce automotive costs and environmental footprints.
The program was initially launched in 10 stores in Québec City, Thetford Mines and Dolbeau, where more than 6,200 kilograms of empty plastic oil containers were collected and responsibly disposed of – equivalent to the weight of approximately four mid-size cars. In addition, stores saw an increase of nearly 25 per cent in the number of filters collected over the same period last year, a difference of more than 26 per cent over comparable stores.
“The province-wide roll-out of Go Eco is a testament to the program’s success in the initial markets, and I’m delighted that all the communities we serve in Quebec will now have a chance to participate,” said Michel Séguin, Dealer, Laval. “With the summer driving season fast approaching, there couldn’t be a better time to broaden the scope of this initiative and expand our efforts to divert automotive waste from our landfills and waterways.”