Growing City Helped Reduced Our Corporate Footprint

Social responsibility is one of our core values at Iridia – and to do business more responsibly, we made a decision to proactively compost much of the waste produced at our Vancouver office. To achieve this, we partnered with Growing City to reduce our carbon footprint. 

One of the benefits about working with Growing City, is that they send you regular updates about your personal carbon reduction. In only 23 weeks of corporate composting, we have diverted 345 kilo’s of waste that would have otherwise been sent to a landfill.

Check out the diversion update from Growing city below to see what 345 kilo’s of waste looks like:

Growing CityThe Diversion Update is a cumulative record of the amount of waste our company has diverted since starting service with Growing City. The record is based on averages relating to bin size and pick-up frequency.

We look forward to continually reducing the amount of waste produced by our office and our continued partnership with Growing City.

Learn more about Growing City and how you can reduce your corporate footprint.

Corporate Composting

As part of our Social Responsibility company value – we have recently partnered with Growing City in an attempt to reduce our carbon footprint and waste. 

Corporate Composting - growing city

The benefits of implementing a corporate composting plan

New to our lunch room is a “silver garbage receptacle.” Listed on top of this receptacle are all of the items which our office staff can compost. 

What to compost - Corporate Composting

The Plan

We currently have a 50L composting bin to start with and we will monitor the load capacity to see if we need to speak with Growing City and upgrade to a larger size.

We have also gone and switched our garbage bags to compostable bags and put them in each of our washrooms for paper towel use only.  They will be emptied into the compost bin in the kitchen at the end of each day.

We have also placed additional small bins in our coffee areas upstairs throughout the office to gather compostable waste to be transferred to the compost bin in our lunch room at the end of each day.

We look forward to working together with Growing City and their community oriented projects around the city.