NEWS RELEASE: Collaboration between LakeCity Works and Halifax Regional Municipality

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Collaboration between LakeCity Works and Halifax Regional Municipality

 

Dartmouth, NS – June 17, 2019

 

LakeCity Works is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Halifax Regional Municipality in building and delivering 50 recycled plastic picnic tables. These unique picnic tables – part of our Plastics venture – will be installed at various parks and beaches throughout the municipality.

 

LakeCity Plastics is a new entrepreneurial venture at LakeCity Works, one that is both socially and environmentally impactful. Our Plastics team transforms plastic lumber (made from recycled film plastics) into beautifully robust outdoor furniture, effectively turning single-use plastics into something that will last a lifetime. Further, LakeCity Plastics is increasing supported employment opportunities for individuals living with mental illness, all the while saving plastics from landfills or incineration.

“Launching this new venture has been such a positive experience. Nova Scotians as a whole love the innovative approach LakeCity Works and Goodwood Plastics are taking to reduce our footprint on the planet. Having the Halifax Regional Municipality come on board as a supporter early on speaks volumes to their commitment to fostering social entrepreneurship and protecting the environment.” – Liam O’Rourke, Executive Director, LakeCity Works

 

The Halifax Regional Municipality is committed to providing leadership in energy management, sustainability and environmental risk management to create healthy, livable communities. “Partnering with LakeCity is a win-win. Their commitment to serving their community with innovation and the highest quality workmanship is inspiring and we are so thrilled to be able to offer these recycled, functional tables in parks across the municipality.” – Halifax Regional Municipality

For more information about LakeCity Plastics, visit www.lakecityworks.ca/plastics or email inquiries to plastics@lakecityworks.ca.

 

About LakeCity Works

Launched in 1972, LakeCity Works supports people with mental illness to build on their strengths, take on responsibilities and access work experience, education and employment. LakeCity Works empowers people to be themselves and thrive, serving over 300 clients through innovative services and activities.

 

About Halifax Regional Municipality

The Halifax Regional Municipality is the government for the largest municipality in Atlantic Canada, delivering programs and services to more than 430,000 residents across 200 communities and neighbourhoods. Halifax boasts the friendliness of a small town with the amenities, culture and opportunities of a modern urban centre. As home to some of the brightest minds and best educational institutions in the world, Halifax is forward thinking, resilient and resourceful, with a reputation as an energetic, caring community that embraces creativity and innovation.

LakeCity Works Contact

Liam O’Rourke | Executive Director 
liam.orourke@lakecityworks.ca | (902) 465-5000 ext. 124

LakeCity Administrator