Calculating the Impact of the SIRCH Thrift Warehouse Haliburton

Title

Calculating the Impact of the SIRCH Thrift Warehouse Haliburton

Author

Fleming College Graduate Program, Sustainable Waste Management :

Jaspreet Kaur, Kirandeep Kaur, Pooja Lally, Hetal Solanki, Spencer Yeo, Charlotte Banks, Josh Handley, Harpreet Kaur, Sandeep Kaur, Ramandeep Kaur, Shawn Emmett, Erin Mellor, Mary Katherine Glen, Amandeep Jawandha, Rupinder Kaur, Merin Sara John, Kirandeep Dhaliwal, Sumandeep Kaur, & Kamanpreet Kaur

Host Organization

SIRCH

Supervising Faculty

Phil Jensen, Fleming - Sustainable Waste Management

Reference Number

#4481

Date

2020

Location of Document

online

Area

Haliburton

Subject

Sustainable Waste Management
Waste Diversion

Abstract

SIRCH Thrift Warehouse is an example of a reuse store, and this organization would like to know how much material they are effectively diverting from landfill through their operations. The goal of this report is to outline multiple options that SIRCH could potentially use to quantify the amount of donations they receive. Subsequently, SIRCH can use this information to determine how much material they are diverting from landfill. The student team consulted multiple outside sources to gain an understanding of how other reuse stores quantify their donations.
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The options that the team explored in Chapter 1 include 1) weighing the items donated, 2) using an average weight and applying it to all donations and 3) associating a weight with a specific volume and quantifying the donations through volume. Chapter 2 makes recommendations for how most donations could be measured by the cubic yard using appropriately sized bins. Chapters 2 and 3 both make recommendations for grant programs related to waste diversion and waste reduction that SIRCH could consider applying to. Also in Chapter 3, student explored examples of existing municipal-thrift partnerships, and what practices could be applied to the SIRCH warehouse. The final chapter is a review of thrifting and thrift stores in Canada.

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Reference

Fleming College Graduate Program, Sustainable Waste Management :

Jaspreet Kaur, Kirandeep Kaur, Pooja Lally, Hetal Solanki, Spencer Yeo, Charlotte Banks, Josh Handley, Harpreet Kaur, Sandeep Kaur, Ramandeep Kaur, Shawn Emmett, Erin Mellor, Mary Katherine Glen, Amandeep Jawandha, Rupinder Kaur, Merin Sara John, Kirandeep Dhaliwal, Sumandeep Kaur, & Kamanpreet Kaur
, Calculating the Impact of the SIRCH Thrift Warehouse Haliburton, 2020