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REWIND your VCR and give to WWF

I still remember my family’s first VCR. What a thrill it was to be able to watch movies whenever we wanted – not to mention those cringe-worthy home videos! My first VHS movie (and still to this day favourite!) was The Money Pit. By today’s technology standards, VCRs are pretty clunky, but I still love watching those old movies.

REWIND, a new Canadian specialty channel, brings back those memories with classic movies from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. So we can finally say goodbye to those old machines!

On Saturday, January 5, REWIND is inviting consumers to drop off their VCRs at shopping centres across the country. Green4Good, a company that specializes in disposing of computers and other technology, has partnered with REWIND and WWF to divert that waste from the landfill, and recycle the materials.

For every VCR that gets dropped off, REWIND will donate $25 to WWF, up to a total of $25,000. Not a bad way for your cherished old electronics to end up! You can also enter the REWIND Your Bills Contest for a chance to win $2,000 to make some of your holiday debt go away.

If you’re near one of these locations, we hope you’ll say hello during regular business hours on Saturday. Your donation will support WWF’s critical conservation work.

Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre (Toronto, ON)

Pacific Shopping Centre (Vancouver, BC)

Southgate Shopping Centre (Edmonton, AB)

Southcentre Shopping Centre (Calgary, AB)

Fairview Point Claire Shopping Centre (Montreal, QC)


  • Riannon John

    Hi Mark -
    Sorry about the confusion – I believe that the drop off at Southgate Mall is near the Bay. Hopefully that helps!
    Thanks,
    Riannon, WWF Communications Specialist

  • Mark

    Southgate Mall, customer service, Edmonton say they don’t know anything agout this program today (Jan 5/13). People don’t know where they are to take their VCRs for recycling.

  • John

    Agree with above, Vaughan Mills isn’t even in Toronto

  • grant

    too bad they don’t have more locations in Toronto