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No more plastic bags at Renaissance

Nearly one million bags will be removed from circulation annually to reduce pollution.

Montreal, September 11th, 2019 - Starting October 1st, Renaissance will stop offering plastic bags in all its Fripe-Prix stores and bookstores.

Like many retailers, Renaissance follows suit by adopting an environmental policy through its 26 Fripe-Prix stores and bookstores. Nearly one million bags will be removed from circulation annually to reduce plastic pollution.

"It's a self-evident decision,” raises Éric St-Arnaud, Renaissance’s General Manager. "The main mission of our organization is to facilitate the social and professional integration of people experiencing difficulty entering the workforce, while enlisting a commitment to take steps to protect the environment.” In 2018-2019, the organization diverted more than 35 million pounds of clothing and other household goods from landfills. Putting an end to this type of packaging will be one more gesture for the environment!

Every year, Renaissance receives an impressive number of reusable bags from thousands of donors. The bags are recovered and then offered to customers; money raised is directly reinjected into the mission of the organization.

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514 276.3626 poste 249 Cell 514 690.1220


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