Toyota Canada volunteers make their local community greener with lunchtime clean-up

TORONTO, ON., (April 28, 2013) – Toyota Canada wrapped up Earth Week in style on Friday, venturing into the local community for some heavy-duty spring cleaning.
Changing out of their business attire and into running shoes and gloves, a turnout of 70 Toyota Canada executives and associates dedicated their lunch time in TCI’s annual “make-over” of the outdoor area near the organization’s Head Office. They stuffed a record number of 104 bags full of garbage, surpassing the 70 collected last year. Additionally, 7,779 lbs of e-waste was collected this year, surpassing last year’s record.
“We take great pride in everything we do at Toyota Canada on a daily basis to make our part of the world a greener place, but it makes an even bigger difference – and it is a lot of fun – to do this with the entire team during Earth Week,” said Seiji Ichii, President and CEO of Toyota Canada Inc., who personally participated in the clean-up. “Having such a great turnout demonstrates the great strength of our team’s commitment to environmental responsibility.”
The executives and associates were divided into five groups. Each was responsible for collecting garbage at a separate location – outside the Head Office building itself and in a nearby ravine.
Going one step further, all the bags were taken back to Head Office and divided into recyclable and non-recyclable trash.  Additionally, e-waste days were held at the Head Office campus to collect difficult to dispose household hazardous waste. The majority of the e-waste was distributed to an OES certified recycler.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles. Incorporated in 1964, Toyota has sold more than 4 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 284 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive.  With a commitment to constant innovation, Toyota strives to stay ahead and anticipate the needs of consumers. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota also operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada which build popular Canadian vehicles Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix, Lexus RX and Toyota RAV4 EV.


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