May 16, 2005

Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Toronto, BC named first winners of Alcan Builds on Recycling

MONTREAL, QUE-Habitat for Humanity Canada affiliates in Toronto and in Sechelt, British Columbia have been selected by Alcan as the first winners of the company's Alcan Builds on Recycling program. The two affiliates-who recycled the largest number of used aluminum beverage cans-will each receive $60,000 from Alcan to fund the construction of a new home in their communities. The annual program, launched in May 2004 as part of Alcan's sustainability initiative, provides two levels of incentives for recycling aluminum beverage containers. The first level provides dollar-for-dollar matching grants, to a maximum of $2,500 per year, to affiliates who earn the highest cash value through recycling aluminum cans. The second level awards a fully-funded house to the two most successful recyclers-one on the basis of total cans collected, the other on the basis of total cans collected per capita in the affiliate's geographical region.

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