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A Montreal business cuts carbon footprint by asking clients to donate their returns

A Montreal business cuts carbon footprint by asking clients to donate their returns
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Just a few days after Earth Day and we are starting to see more and more stories like these come up: A Montrealer is making big news by attempting to reduce her textile small business’ carbon footprint by asking her clients to donate their returns. 


Founder of Maison Tess, Laura Nezri Chetrit, believes that we all have an important role to play in bettering our planet. She decided to make the change after recognizing how big of a negative impact the retail industry has on the environment:


“What really bothers me are customers who buy $800 of bedding; we’ll send it all across the country to British Columbia, and then they’ll say ‘I didn’t like the colour, take it back.'”


As of Earth Day, Maison Tess will be happy to provide refunds, along with a list of second-hand stores and shelters where the customer’s can donate their no longer desired purchases to. By doing this, it will help to reduce packaging waste, transportation, and human resources by giving these products a second life.


To learn more about Maison Tess, you can visit their website here

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