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Small acts can make a big difference when it comes to recycling

Helping the environment can seem like a daunting task.

Helping the environment can seem like a daunting task. We all want to do our bit for the planet, but how exactly do we as individuals help to tackle global issues like climate change?

The secret to making big changes, however, might not come from grand gestures, but the cumulative effect of thousands of small acts that we can all make as part of our day-to-day lives.

Just look at recycling for example.

The average BC resident generates around five empty beverage containers a week. Now that might not sound like a lot, but when you start to multiply it by the more than 200,000 people who live in Richmond, then you start to see the impact that choosing to recycle your empty beverage containers at a Return-It depot can have.

Whether it’s aluminum cans, glass bottles, or cardboard cartons, recycling drinks containers uses a fraction of the energy that it takes to create new ones. It also helps to divert thousands of tonnes of material from landfill each year.

But making the choice to recycle isn't just good for the environment, it’s good for you too.

Conveniently located at the heart of Richmond, the Return-It Depot in the Blundell Centre offers would-be recyclers seven cents for every bottle or can they return. Like the impact that your recycling can have on the environment that small change can add up over time, helping to put a few extra dollars back in your pocket that you can spend on anything you want to.

Open from 9 am to 6 pm from Monday to Saturday and 10 am to 5 pm on Sundays and Holidays, the Return-It depot fits around most peoples’ schedules, so there really is no excuse for you not to do your bit.

Whether you want to save the planet or just a few bucks, make sure you check out the Return-It depot at the Blundell Centre, Richmond’s convenient one-stop destination for friendly service from local business owners.