About Atmo Child Car Seat Recycling
ATMO Recycling Ltd is a Canadian not for profit/social enterprise, created in 2017 by industry leader Graham Lewis. ATMO Recycling Ltd™ quickly established itself as the first and only social enterprise (Not for profit) in Canada dedicated to responsibly recycling child car safety seats in Canada.
ATMO Recycling Ltd™ used its guiding vision, mission and value statement to align its hiring practices into an operation that values individuals from all aspects of a community. Hiring persons whom identify as having a barrier to employment is a key element of our operational structure.
Recycling consumer products is only one part of the circular economy. Individuals who struggle to find sustainable employment are often overlooked and as a result are continually searching to find ways of earning an income. ATMO Recycling Ltd™ refers to this as the value of human capital.
Protecting the environment while creating sustainable long-term employment for individuals with barriers to employment is the heart of ATMO Recycling Ltd™.
Taking the Lead
Graham Lewis, Founder, has a long standing record across the social sector and takes the lead role in securing partnerships that enhance the strategic growth of both ATMO Recycling Ltd and its partners. Child car seats are only one of a handful of consumer products until recently considered “non-recyclable” due to the time it takes to fully dismantle a child car seat – it is this quest to be a leader in a new sector that drives innovation.
It’s All Our Responsibility
What We Do
ATMO Recycling Ltd is the original and only not for profit child car seat recycling facility within Ontario, with partnerships that have created the most convenient drop-off locations for expired or damaged child car seats.
Keeping it simple
You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again: Keeping it simple is often the best method for solving a problem.
Graham Lewis, Founder, used this philosophy to guide him when he created ATMO Recycling Ltd. It is the business model that ultimately creates a sustainable opportunity to recycle a product that began production in 1971. ATMO Recycling Ltd’s strategy avoids the seats ending up in Canadian landfills by recycling or repurposing the materials.
With new and improved uses being sought by ATMO Recycling Ltd™ for the disassembled and processed parts it’s imperative that ATMO Recycling Ltd™ create systems that will meet the demands being forecast over the next several years.
Why We Matter
ATMO Recycling Ltd™ has written into its vision, mission and value statement, its core hiring policy, which is to employ persons who have identified barriers to employment. This, in order to allow them to contribute their skills and knowledge, not only for their own benefit but for the benefit of society as well.
So, what’s next?… ATMO Recycling Ltd™ is currently in the early stages of developing eco-friendly products from the recycled material that can be produced in large quantities for the consumer market.