WHAT IS LAKECITY Plastics?
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 a line of beautifully robust outdoor furniture, effectively turning single-use plastics into something that will last a lifetime. LakeCity Plastics is also increasing supported employment opportunities for individuals with mental illness, all the while saving plastics from landfills or incineration.
In summer 2019, LakeCity Works partnered with the Halifax Regional Municipality to deliver 50 recycled plastic picnic tables to various parks and beaches throughout the municipality. “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
For more information about our process and production partners – Dan and Mike Chassie from Goodwood Plastics – watch CBC’s Land and Sea episode The Wonders of Waste at the 8 min 30 sec mark.