As Canada’s most trusted brand MEC strives to make great products and events that lessen our impact on the environment, improving the lives of everyone. MEC is proud of our estimated 90% waste diversion. With every part of MEC business, we look at the People, Planet and Product involved. For more information on Sustainability at MEC, take a look around http://www.mec.ca/Sustainability.
Here is what MEC TORONTO is doing to make our events more environmentally sustainable:
o All of the cups used at events are 100% compostable.
o Multi-bin waste stations are at race to help separate garbage from recycling and compostable materials. All water stations will recycle cardboard, paper, plastic and compostables.
o Cups on the race course that are dropped are collected in clear bags and recycled
o We recycle race bibs and envelopes for participants in the race
o After the event, we sort through the event waste and compost, recycle and what we can.
o Transit friendly venues where possible
o We choose minimal race packages and email communications to our participants to help limit paper consumption.
o All signage is reused at other races in the series.
We encourage our attendees to do the following at our events.
o Participants of MEC events are encouraged to bike, take transit, walk or carpool to the events
o Put your waste in the appropriate bins provided: Recycle, compost, or waste
o BYOB: Bring Your Own Bottle
o Reuse your own water bottle at our many fill stations or compostable cups provided.