One of Le Baluchon’s core values is eco-responsibility. To us it is more than just a word, it is a genuine commitment that must be embodied by concrete and ongoing actions in several domains.
Le Baluchon has its own recycling center. Glass, metal and cardboard are recycled. Paper is recycled to be used as notepads. Plastic bags from customers and those brought in by employees are given to a local artisan who weaves the recycled plastic to make reusable bags that are sold at the Au bout du monde Eco-café.
More than 1.2 million dollars have been invested in a wastewater management system to protect the Rivière du Loup. The water is treated using reeds (reed purifier). The water that returns to the river is of impeccable quality.
Le Baluchon has invested heavily in the development of an “energy manager”, an integrated and computerized management plan, in collaboration with Hydro-Québec.
Since Le Baluchon is located on land that originally provided lumber for a sawmill and the company has applied the principles of sustainable development for over 20 years, reforestation has always been part of its core activities. A pilot project to replant hardwoods (multipurpose trail project) has been put forward in collaboration with Université Laval.
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