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Monday March 15, 2021

RTL to recycle single-use masks

Longueuil, March 12, 2021 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is proud to announce that it has begun collecting the single-use masks worn by its employees.

RTL employees can now drop their used masks in the appropriate boxes in our various buildings and garages. The masks will be processed and turned into convertible materials by a specialized Québec firm and later used to manufacture new products. This initiative will prevent the 10,000 procedure masks used each week by our employees from ending up in the trash.

“This project is an extension of our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint. This employee driven solution will have a measurable impact. And it comes on the heels of several other initiatives, such as the electrification of our bus fleet, the installation of charging stations for our employees, and the use of environmentally friendly soap to clean our buses, among others,” added Jonathan Tabarah, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.

To find out more about the green initiatives put in place at the RTL, visit https://www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca/en-CA/rtl/sustainable-development/.

 

De gauche à droite: Daniel Sauvé, directeur, Bâtiments et installations métropolitaines; Karine Fortin,
conseillère principale, Santé et sécurité;
Martin Lavoie, directeur, Opérations;
et Julie Venne, chef de projet. Absent: Yvon Bienvenue, directeur, Réseau et voies réservées, qui a également participé au projet.

 

About the RTL

The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is the main transit provider for individuals within the five cities that comprise the Agglomération de Longueuil. 
The third-largest public transit organization in Québec, the RTL operates a network of 793 kilometres. With some 1,100 employees, the RTL is a major employer that contributes to the economic vitality of the region.

Ever receptive to its users, the RTL plays a key role in the lives of the people and the communities it serves by providing solutions that are efficient, innovative, and adapted to the evolving needs 
of its clientele. Improving quality of life for the citizens of the Agglomération de Longueuil is a top priority for the RTL.