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Friday April 23, 2021

Earth Day: RTL now recycling masks at Longueuil terminal

Longueuil, April 22, 2021 – Following the announcement that it would be recycling its employees’ single-use masks, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) will be installing mask collection boxes for users at the Longueuil terminal, effective today.

This measure will lead to approximately 6,500 masks per week being recycled. Note that this project, which was initiated by RTL employees, has resulted in 10,000 employee masks per week being collected at the RTL’s facilities for recycling. All the used masks will be collected and processed by a specialized Québec company, which recycles the metal nose strips and transforms the fabric into plastic particles that are used to manufacture new objects.

“On today of all days—Earth Day—the Board of Directors wishes to thank the RTL’s employees for this initiative. This important gesture is not the first or the last that the RTL will make to protect the environment. Our employees are responsible for a number of different environmental projects, for which we congratulate them,” said Jonathan Tabarah on behalf of the RTL Board of Directors.

Solvent recovery system
The RTL also recently acquired a used solvent recovery system to clean the painting tools and equipment in its bodywork department. By recovering 95% of the solvent used in its garages, this system will save the RTL more than $2,000 a year on the cost of purchasing solvent and having it disposed of by an outside company.

“By reducing the amount of hazardous materials we use and reject into the environment, we can make our operations more eco-friendly. This is another project that deserves a nod,” added Jonathan Tabarah, Chairman of the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) Board of Directors

À propos du RTL

Le Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) est le principal acteur de la mobilité des personnes sur le territoire des cinq villes de l’agglomération de Longueuil. Troisième société de transport en importance au Québec, le RTL comprend un réseau de 793 kilomètres. Avec 1 112 employés, le RTL est un employeur important et participe ainsi à la vitalité économique de la région. Le RTL apparaît pour une deuxième année consécutive en 2020 au palmarès des meilleurs employeurs du magazine Forbes.

Ouvert sur son milieu, il fait partie intégrante de la vie des personnes et de la communauté en apportant des solutions efficaces, novatrices et adaptées aux besoins évolutifs de la clientèle. Le RTL place ainsi l’amélioration de la qualité de vie des citoyens au cœur de son engagement.