Press Release: TWD Helps Clean Up the Town of Welland


TWD Helps Clean Up The Town of Welland

WELLAND, ONTARIO – June 20, 2016 – Textile Waste Diversion took part in a special event on Monday spearheaded by Local business owner Lucas Spinosa of The Black Sheep Lounge. Volunteers were enlisted to help clean up an area of Welland near the recreational canal and Welland River.

It was a successful event, with Spinosa Bakery supplying an amazing pizza buffet and pastries. They had plenty of water on hand for the many volunteers, and gloves and bags were provided for volunteers to use in their cleanup efforts.

Ram Construction deserves a special mention too – they showed up fully equipped with an entire crew, and they managed to get into a ravine and into places that the rest of the volunteers could not get to. They were even able to pull shopping carts out of the canal. They left the whole ravine spotless, they cut down overgrown weeds. Their staff was really professional and fun, they really were the stars of the show.

TWD helped to sponsor the event and had two staffers on hand to collect litter to celebrate the company’s latest pilot project. Welland, Ontario has been chosen as the inaugural city for TWD’s first pilot textile waste collection study. TWD will be running an independent textile recycling campaign across southern Ontario collecting textiles from local households to study the disposal patterns using various streams.

TWD is currently seeking partnerships with commercial and multi-unit property managers that are willing to host a community collection container as part of the study. TWD will be offering expanded home collection in select areas to compare effectiveness of landfill diversion methods. Area residents will be receiving information by mail in the coming weeks.




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