SodaStream opens its only Canadian pop-up shop at Square One in Mississauga
If you're looking for a unique (and environmentally-friendly) gift this holiday season, you might be happy to hear that SodaStream just opened a pop-up shop in Square One in Mississauga for a limited time only.
SodaStream Canada, a company that’s made it easy for people to make their own pop or sparkling water at home, launched the pop-up on Friday, Nov. 15.
The company has actually been doing a lot of work in the city, as it opened its first Canadian C02 refilling centre in Mississauga on March 5, 2019. The grand opening of the 18,500 square foot plant on Annagem Blvd. was attended by Dr. Roberta Bondar, along with Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Premier Doug Ford.
At a grand opening media event for the Square One pop-up store on Nov. 14, Rena Nickerson, the General Manager of SodaStream Canada, said the new Mississauga C02 facility has effectively eliminated the need to ship used CO2 carbonators from Canada to New Jersey for refilling.
In fact, the new facility has eliminated 208 trips between Toronto and New Jersey annually.
The new store will be open from now until Dec. 31, and it is the only SodaStream pop-up in Canada. While it offers a slew of machines (in various colours, no less!), it also boasts a unique VR experience that allows shoppers to pretend they're clearing plastic from the oceans (and rescuing very cute dolphins and sea turtles in the process).
The shop also sells soda flavours (think cola, diet cola, ginger ale, iced tea, sparkling grapefruit, lemonade, kombucha and more) and canisters and exchange canisters.
So if you're looking for something useful that will divert plastic from landfills in Canada, you might have to check out the pop-up before it's gone.
The store is located on the shopping centre's lower level, right across from the Santa display and a short walk from The Food District.
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