Uni-Recycle was founded in 2016 by two young businessmen from Trois-Rivieres, a small city in the middle of the province of Quebec. Already friends and having the same interests led them to have the idea of Uni-Recycle. Each had their own experiences in the computer industry and business management. They started the company pennyless but equipped with their ambition and the motivation in pursuing their dreams. 4 years later, now with a team of hardworking people, Uni-Recycle is proud to say that it is a viable and successful company. Uni-Recyle has had a great impact in Quebec, having served over 4500 companies and still expanding.
In July 2017, Mikee et Philippe had to hire a new employee to help support the growth of the business. A few months later, they had to add new members to their team in order to meet the demands that were much bigger than before. The services being free, simple and without any restriction had been major factors in the expansion of Uni-Recycle. Now, in 2020, Uni-Recycle is happy to grow with the people who developed the business with the owners at the very beginner. The team is still growing along with the demands and Uni-Recycle is always happy to welcome new members to the team, in order to keep the standards high.
Uni-Recycle participated at the Earth Day celebration in an activity called plogging. Plogging means to collect waste and trash on the ground while slowly jogging.
For us, it was important to recognize the participances for the contribution by donating gift to them. All good actions should be rewarded, something that Uni-Recycle feels strongly about.
Uni-Recycle also participated in Tree Day in collaboration with the city of Trois-Rivières. With the lead of the city, over 2000 trees that was distributed on that day.
On that day, 15 mature trees were planted on our offices property and 200 small trees were given randomly to people who wanted them.
Fundraiser for Leucan
In August 2019, Uni-Recycle organised a huge clearance sale with the profit going to Leucan. All the electronics, computers and small appliances with some imperfections were sold during the event.
The event had a double positive impact, it allowed us to sell some materials that would have been recycled because of their imperfections. This allowed us to give 5150$ to Leucan just with the profit of sale.
Social and Environmental involvement
Since the beginning, it was clear for us that having a social and environmental impact, related or not to our services, was something rooted in our principles and that it would not change. Since the launching of Uni-Recycle, more than 50% of our profit has been given to different causes in addition to the organization of some events related to the environment and social impact.