Monthly Archives: April 2012

RCI Annual General Meeting Update

Gemaco’s Hilary Hanna recently attended the RCI Annual General Meeting & Conference on Feb 1, 2012.

As Vice President and an Owner of Gemaco, she represented the asphalt shingle recycling initiative by speaking to the group.  Hoping to educate and inspire those attending, Hilary spoke about the importance of repurposing this waste stream, the largest entering landfills in Metro Vancouver currently.  The RCI is an international association of professional consultants, architects, and engineers who specialize in the specification and design of roofing, waterproofing and exterior wall systems. In March of 2006, RCI (formerly Roof Consultants Institute) expanded its mission and service scope to include waterproofing and exterior walls with the understanding that roofing issues often influence the entire building envelope.

Gemaco’s Facility is currently prominently featured on the right hand side of the page in the news section!

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Statistics Your Kids Will Thank You For

What a load of trash – all diverted from our landfills!

Since 2010 we at Gemaco have been patting ourselves and our ecopartners on the back for a job well done, but when we sat back and looked at the numbers we began to realize how significant the impact of one small team of passionate individuals can do.

Have a look at these numbers and if you get shivers like I did, leave us a comment:

2011 2010
3104 loads 1225 loads
7466 Tonnes 3393.70 T
Averages: Averages:
Trucks per day: 11.75 Trucks per day: 5
Tons per day: 28.28 Tons per day: 13.7
Tons per week: 143.57 Tons per week: 66.5
Tons per month: 622.16 Tons per month: 283.0
Metal recycled: 78.23 T Metal recycled: 37.59 T
Wood recycled: 259.33 T Wood recycled: 80.83 T
Plastic bottles saved from landfill: 4906 Plastic bottles saved from landfill: 1426
Tons used in roads: 6516 T Tons used in roads: 1152.16
Tons used for fuel: 803 T Tons used for fuel: 131.94
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