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Sustainable South Bronx Visits the Action Environmental Material Recycling Facility

Sustainable South Bronx Visits the Action Environmental Material Recycling Facility

Yesterday, we were pleased to welcome members of the Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) to our material recycling facility located in the Bronx.

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Action Environmental to Participate in NWRA’s National Safety Stand Down

Action Environmental to Participate in NWRA’s National Safety Stand Down

Participation in the stand down means that Action Environmental Group has joined with waste and recycling companies across the country to commit to:

1. Conducting a risk assessment at job sites and review safety policies and procedures for backing.

2. Review company policies, procedures, consider enhancements, and then training employees on any changes.

3. Posting Stand Down materials to the company website, in employee meeting rooms and on social media sites.

"Action has always made the safety of our employees and community a top priority, so we are proud to participate in this nation-wide effort," said Ken Levine Director of Safety at Action Environmental Group. "Through training, effective communications and heightened awareness we are committed to helping improve safety across our industry."

Participating in this Stand Down will proved the tools, guidance and support necessary to reduce the number of backing incidents and improve safety measures.

Along with utilizing the resources from the NWRA Stand Down Tool Kit, Action Environmental will focus their monthly safety meeting around the central topic of safe backing practices. To institute these ideals in the real world safe backing observations of routes and at the disposal facilities will be conducted. Drivers and contractors will receive safety handouts all week with safe backing best practices. Safety messages will be communicated throughout the company via display monitors for all employees to see. Crews who operate under safe backing techniques will be rewarded for their continued dedication to safety.

The Stand Down brings together companies and interested parties throughout the nation to raise awareness and standards for safety by following sound safety practices and by sharing experiences and solutions. In November, NWRA's Kneiss issued a call to action on safety for the industry to work toward significantly reducing injuries and fatalities in waste and recycling facilities as part of a comprehensive, data-driven and multifaceted initiative. NWRA is making in-house experts available to member companies to assist in adapting best practices to their individual facilities and implement them accordingly.

More information about the Stand Down can be found at: https://wasterecycling.org/our-work/safety

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Action Environmental Proudly Supports Chelsea Piers Green Initiative

Action Environmental Proudly Supports Chelsea Piers Green Initiative

Drive along New York City’s West Side Highway and you are sure to come across the NYC gem that is Chelsea Piers. This place provides many New Yorkers with a year round outlet for healthy recreation and athletic competition. Stop by this 28-acre waterfront Sports & Entertainment Complex for a quick pick- up game of basketball with some buddies, practice your golf game at the high-tech, multi-tiered golf driving range, or cool off at their indoor skating rink in the middle of July.

What makes Chelsea Piers unique to us isn’t that you can climb a 23-foot high indoor rock wall, but their dedication to reducing their environmental impact with the creation of their Green Initiative more than seven years ago.

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Single Stream Recycling Program

Single Stream Recycling Program

By now you have probably herd of single stream or commingled recycling. But what is it exactly? How does it work? Is it better then dual stream recycling?

Here we have answered all of your questions about single stream recycling.

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An Easy New Year’s Resolution - Reduce Your Environmental Impact

An Easy New Year’s Resolution - Reduce Your Environmental Impact

Each January, roughly 46% of Americans vow to improve themselves in one way or another by making a New Year’s resolution. Of that, only 8% are successful in achieving their goal.

Well we have one resolution that you can feel good about doing without putting in a ton of effort. Here is a list of 5 easy ways to reduce your environmental impact in 2016!

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10 Post-Holiday Recycling Tips | Creating an Ecofriendly Holiday Season

All of the gifts are opened, the in-laws have finally left, and if you eat any more fruitcake you might just burst. The most festive time of year is officially over. But now what?

As an ecofriendly person you dread the idea of post-holiday waste. There has to be something you can do? Not to worry we are here to help you finish out your environmentally friendly holiday season.

Here are our 10 post-holiday recycling tips:

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2016 NYC New Year's Eve Street Closures

Action Environmental Group Wishes You A Happy And Healthy New Year!

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We wanted to take this time to not only thank you for being a customer but also inform you of the street closures that will take place in Manhattan due to the New Year’s Eve celebration.

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Composting | What It Is, Why You Should, and How to Compost

Composting | What It Is, Why You Should, and How to Compost

According to the EPA “food waste is the second largest category of municipal solid waste (MSW) sent to landfills in the United States...that is over 30 million tons of food waste that the U. S. sends to the landfills each year. The majority of these organics takes a long, fossil fuel-powered trip to the landfill. Methane from these landfills is equal to around 20% of the pollution output of coal-fired power plants in the United States.”

So how do we reduce these numbers? How do we uses organics for good to benefit the environment instead of wasting them?

The answer is composting.

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10 Ways to Throw an Eco-Friendly Holiday Party

Holiday parties are typically filled with food, drinks, fun and laughter. Everyone gets together to celebrate the season and have a good time. But many times the waste that these parties produce is no cheerful matter. There are things you can do to cut down waste and throw and environmentally friendly holiday party.

So, whether you’re hosting a family holiday party or an office holiday party here are our 10 tips for throwing an eco-friendly holiday party.

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North Jersey mayor makes recycling a priority

North Arlington Mayor Joseph Bianchi has announced a major initiative in the borough regarding recycling.

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American recycling is stalling, and the big blue bin is one reason why

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New Side Guards on Trucks to Reduce Pedestrian Accidents

Today, The Action Environmental Group became a trend setter on a national level, to the best of our knowledge.

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14 Takeaways from Day One at WasteExpo 2015.. Check out #7!

WasteExpo 2015 got underway with a busy conference program on Monday. The third annual Investor Summit featured 16 sessions including company presentations and panel discussions. Education tracks on fleet & equipment technology, recycling/resource recovery, hauling, business development and concurrent tracks on composting and organics all filled the day.

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Unprofitable Recycling Weighs On Waste Management

Average prices of recycled commodities fell 14% from January to March

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Why recycling economics are in the trash bin - CBS NEWS

The recent unexpected collapse in oil prices is putting the squeeze on the recycling industry.

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Georgia sanitation worker won’t spend any more weekends in jail for picking up trash too early

Georgia city has suspended the jail sentence of a sanitation worker who violated a city ordinance by picking up trash too early.

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Yea, heaven forbid lazy people who don't have jobs get awakened early instead of being able to sleep till noon!!
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Crains- Trash bill sends chilling message to biz

In a section of the job-hungry South Bronx zoned for heavy manufacturing—a mere minute or two from the Major Deegan Expressway and the RFK (Triborough) Bridge—sits a trash-transfer station. At the state-of-the-art facility, which like all such stations is enclosed to minimize odors, optical-sorting equipment and workers pull recyclable material from regular garbage so as little waste as possible ends up in landfills. Its 120 employees are paid well above minimum wage and earn promotions if they perform well. Some hail from a program that steers defendants from the criminal-justice system into productive employment.

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The Keurig K-Cup's inventor says that he feels bad that he made it — here's why

Keurig Green Mountain made $4.7 billion in revenue last year. Much of that money came thanks to K-Cups, the coffee-in-a-pod system invented by cofounder John Sylvan. The product is everywhere. And its waste is, too, thanks to the fact that the cups are almost impossible to recycle.

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'Waste equity' bill gets first, fraught hearing

Laborers, legislators, industry officials and Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration came out in opposing camps Friday during a marathon hearing on a "waste equity" that's making its second go-round in the City Council.

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Ron Bergamini CEO Testimony to City Council Against Intro 495

Testimony of

Action Environmental Group

Ronald S. Bergamini, CEO

New York City Council

Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management

Councilmember Antonio Reynoso, Chairman

February 13, 2015

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