Articles Fonds Éco IGA

Articles Fonds Éco IGA

Between 2008 and 2018, Fonds Éco IGA distributed over 115,500 rainwater barrels and domestic compost bins. These ecological items helped reduce the use of potable water and the amount of organic matter sent to landfill sites.

Fonds Éco IGA now helps reduce plastic waste 

Ten years later, Fonds Éco IGA is still committed to helping citizens lessen their environmental impact by equipping them with reuseable items. Fonds Éco IGA is making it easier to adopt sustainable habits by distributing items to residents of Quebec and New Brunswick to reduce their ecological footprint for a modest fee.

2019, a new year with new sustainable and reusable items!

In 2019, Fonds Éco IGA will help reduce plastic waste by offering a sustainable kit that can replace the use of single-use plastics.

How to get your kit ?

Registration starts on February 26th!
Visit the Jour de la Terre website to register (in French only)!

  • Limit of one registration per address.
  • $30 subsidized by Fonds Éco IGA!
  • $75 value
  • Quantities limited

There’s more…

There are several activities and surprises planned the day the sustainable kits will be distributed, including:

  • Educational workshops 
  • Prizes to be won during the workshops
  • Stimulating discussions between participants

What’s included in the kit

Fonds Éco IGA’s sustainable kit helps reduce your plastic waste and dependence on single use plastics. Use the kit every day and do something concrete to lessen your impact on the environment and reduce your ecological footprint.

Silicone sandwich and snack pouches

Silicone sandwich and snack pouches

The reusable pouches let you bring sandwiches and snacks along with you waste free. Convenient and fun, these silicone pouches are microwave and oven safe and even let you vacuum pack food! Wash in soapy water or place in dishwasher.

Beeswax food wraps

The beeswax food wraps mean you can do away with plastic stretch wrap. They’re a great way to store food, protecting it from air and humidity while still being breathable.

Mesh produce bags

The mesh produce bags are an excellent alternative to single use plastic bags. Get in the habit of bringing them with you when you go grocery shopping! A simple action with a big impact!

Stainless steel straws with cleaning brush

Stainless steel straws are a sustainable way to dress up your cocktails and drinks. Resistant and reusable, they’re sure to be a hit with the whole family!