Renewal Squared partners with municipalities, private businesses and schools to increase clothing reuse and recycling through community-based clothing collection programs. The fashion industry is one of the largest contributors to global pollution. Garment production is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions and is the second-largest industrial consumer of water. Renewal Squared is working to reduce the 85% of clothing and textiles that needlessly end up in landfills.
We are working to significantly reduce the volume of clothing that is destined for landfill and empower students and the community to fully embrace a circular economy mindset, all the while helping generate desperately needed funds for school programs.
Reducing the amount of clothing and textiles ending up in landfills. We will leave the world a better place than we inherited it.
We are committed to becoming Canada's largest textile re-use and recycling company. The goal is to divert five million pounds of clothing and textiles from landfills while also supporting school fund-raising initiatives and municipal reuse programs.
Meet The Team
Trevor McCaw, CEO
Trevor McCaw was the founder of Frogbox, a sustainability-focused alternative to the use of cardboard boxes for moving. The company has been featured on the popular TV show Dragon's Den in which it garnered investments from two Dragons. Since founding in 2011, more than five million cardboard boxes have been removed from the municipal waste streams in 20 cities across North America by Frogbox. Trevor attended Queen's University in Kingston and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Darryl McCaw, Head of Operations
Darryl McCaw was a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and spent 18 years as a Sr. Financial Advisor at financial institutions located throughout Hastings County, most recently in the village of Wellington. Darryl honed his skills in customer service, planning, community outreach, and operations while at Scotiabank over the past 14 years. He is married to an educator and father of 2 teenage daughters.