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Recycling old cars - Clear The Air! A Montreal

6 months free transit Credits for purchase of bicycles, scooters and electric carsharing discounts

Residents of the Montreal region who possess a vehicle 1995 or older can now do recycle ecological way in exchange for securities transit a duration of six months, Credit for purchase of bicycles, of electric bicycles and electric scooters even as discounts on Communauto car-sharing service.            

Recycling Program The Air! Partner Canadian Retire Your Ride program is again in force in the metropolitan territory, until March 31, 2011, thanks to the participation of the city of Montreal and major companies transport of the metropolis: the Metropolitan Transportation Agency (AMT), the Societe de Transport de Montreal (STM), the Societe de transport de Laval (STL), the Reseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) and the Association of intermunicipal boards of transport (TIAC). The car-sharing service Communauto, as well as manufacturers and retailers of bicycles and electric scooters will also join the program.            

To participate, simply access the site or call 1-888-819-7330.            

"6 months transit against a very old vehicle pollutant, it is an offer that should attract a lot of participants," said Andre Belisle, president of the Quebec Association against air pollution (AQLPA) Manager program in Quebec. "The support of the city of Montreal, major transport companies and other partners in the program The Air! Have a considerable impact on the quality of the air in the metropolis, which has on average 64 day bad air quality per year, according to Info-Smog "he says Belisle.

Priorities: transit

The current phase of the air! represents the Quebec contribution to Canada Retire Your Ride program, which is funded by the Government of Canada and administered by the Clean Air Foundation. AQLPA provides for removing 20,000 vehicles from the roads of Quebec by the spring of 2011, with first priority frequenting transit.

"The use of public transport can reduce the air pollution, the greenhouse gas emissions, waste of energy and urban congestion, with the The Air Car elderly owners can do their part! the environment while contributing to sustainable development of transport, "explains Jean-Jacques Beldie, President of the Societe de transport de Laval and president of the Urban Transit Association of Quebec.            

"The Fit-air! Fully consistent with the objectives of the City of Montreal, as they are found in our transportation plan. Indeed, we all need to take the necessary means to improve the quality of the air we breathe and promote modal shift from car to public transport and active. By supporting initiatives like this, we act concretely to improve our urban environment, "stated Monique Worth, borough mayor of Pierrefonds-Roxboro and associated conseillere for the records of the Environment and Sustainable Development in the City of Montreal.

Joelle Morin spokesman

Why target vehicles from 1995 or older? "Because they represent 10% of quebecois fleet but emit half the pollution and spew 19 times more pollutants that cause smog that recent models", pointed out the actress Joelle Morin, spokesman Make air! This is an excellent opportunity to make a simple and concrete action for the environment and for the planet, "concluded Joelle Morin.

Awards and partners

Participants who choose the 6 monthly titles transit (TRAM Zones 1 to 8) receive a bonus subscription service Communauto car-sharing for the sum of $ 8 per month. In addition to the 6 monthly titles transit, the participants The Air! can choose from a range of awards:

- a credit of up to $ 490 for the purchase of a bicycle, an electric bike or an electric bike style "scooter"            

- a credit of $ 700 for the purchase of an electric moped EVT (available from Ecomoto)            

- and $ 300 in cash (if the participant does not choose the titles transit)

AQLPA emits a receipt for late tax ranging from $ 55 to $ 100 for each transaction. Participants will also contribute to a charitable work supporting the Kidney Foundation of Canada, the Quebec branch, a longstanding partner of The Air!. In addition, all program participants will be entitled to a discount for a subscription package Lievre Communauto.            

Negotiations are underway with other partners to add new rewards, a measure that the program will cover all regions of Quebec. The Air! is also to develop a network of professional recyclers who undertake to submit to the Code of Practice for automotive recyclers. 

Anything that can be recycled is, and all rooms containing toxic products are removed safely. A partner in the recycling metropolitan area has made the demonstration in a giant press and carrying out the crushing several vehicles before the guests gathered in downtown Montreal.            

Recycling 20,000 vehicles pollutants will reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxide (NOx), the two primary pollutants that form tropospheric ozone, a respiratory irritant and a major component of smog . Finally, the program is doing its part in combating climate change and the improvement of the efficiency energetics, with a reduction of energy consumption and emissions of carbon dioxide (CO (2)), the main gas greenhouse.

About The Air! and AQLPA -

- The Air! is a program for recycling older polluting vehicles established in Quebec by AQLPA in 2003. Its objective is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of air, fight climate change and to encourage citizens to use more sustainable modes of transport. Since spring 2009, The Air! is the Canadian partner of Retire Your Ride program.

- The Quebec Association against air pollution (AQLPA), founded in 1982, is one of the oldest environmental groups in Quebec. She's mission is to contribute to the protection of the air and the atmosphere surrounding our planet, has both the health of humans and ecosystems it houses through awareness, the education and targeted actions.

About the Retire Your Ride program -

The government of Canada affects 92 million dollars over four years to "Retire Your Ride" program to help Canadians recycle their older, higher polluting vehicle and choose sustainable transport to reduce emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions. Retire Your Ride is a national program intended to effective removal of models of vehicles 1995 and Previous Models in a respectful manner to the environment, in an effort to improve the quality of the air, protect the environment and encourage the use of alternative transportation. Retire Your Ride is broadcast nationally by the Clean Air Foundation, funded by the Government of Canada and supported by a network of experienced regional partners across the country, as well as a national network of call centers and auto recyclers.

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