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Action Carting Environmental Services, Inc. is the city's most progressive and innovative provider of non-hazardous waste management services for the City of New York and now New Jersey.

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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The City Council’s trash plan is garbage

While the solid-waste industry and its labor unions are often at odds about work rules and wages, both agree a City Council bill designed to reduce how much material a transfer station can receive is a really bad idea.

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Clean Energy Open CNG Station in New Jersey

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Waste-to-energy firm Covanta Energy Corp. and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Newark, N.J., to serve waste and recycling trucks in northern New Jersey and New York City.

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How To Be "Green" This Holiday Season

How To Be "Green" This Holiday Season

As we feast, give gifts, decorate and travel during holiday season, we also consume lots of resources and generate lots of waste. The amount of household garbage in the United States can increase by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, from 4 million tons to 5 million tons.

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Recycling drops in 16 London boroughs

Recycling and refuse plant

Almost half of London boroughs are recycling less domestic waste, latest figures show.

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Young Americans Less Likely to Recycle

Younger Americans are less likely to recycle and be green than older age groups, according to a new survey.

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How to Implement a School Recycling Program

Recycling and schools are a natural fit. Schools have large numbers of people generating lots of waste—much which is recyclable. Environmentally, recycling reduces the amount of waste heading to landfills and incinerators. Additionally, recycling can reduce carbon emission and conserve natural resources. Economically, a school may be able to reduce the volume of waste they need to dispose of resulting in a reduction in the size or quantity of waste collection containers and service.

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Recycling is huge for schools and other non profits. I work for Planet Aid, a textile recycler in the NYC area. I would like to pa... Read More
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Guest — James Hunt
Really appreciate this post. It’s hard to sort the good from the bad sometimes, but I think you’ve nailed it!
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 8:08 AM
Guest — Laila
They need to have more recycling programs in the schools. I know they always teach the children how to be more green and not throw... Read More
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New York City Transfer Station Plan Could Triple Costs

New York City’s proposal to replace existing waste transfer stations with a new marine transfer station will triple the cost of waste management for the city, according to the city’s Independent Budget Office (IBO).

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Federal Trade Comission wants Eco- Packaged Products to Prove Their Claims

Oh, yeah? Prove it!” That’s what the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wants from companies whose products or packaging purport to confer planet-friendly benefits.    

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New York City Launches Waste Junk Mail Program

New York City has launched a campaign to help residents unsubscribe from unwanted mail waste to their homes.

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Aluminum Can Recycling Remains Strong at 66.7 Percent in 2013 – Study

Aluminum cans were recycled at a rate of 66.7 percent in 2013, remaining the most recycled beverage packaging type in the United States, according to a new report.

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New York Adopts Mercury Thermostat Producer Responsibility Law

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a producer responsibility law for the collection of mercury thermostats.

The Mercury Thermostat Collection Act requires that manufacturers develop and implement a thermostat collection program that meets a pre-established goal of collecting 15,500 thermostats by 2015, according to a news release from the Boston-based Product Stewardship Institute.

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Susan G Komen Walk

Another great year at the Susan G Komen Walk #Race4theCure! Every year we have sponsored the infamous Susan G Komen Race for the Cure in Central Park but this year we had our employees participate as a team,

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Council Member Antonio Reynoso visits our MRF

We were pleased to welcome Council Member Antonio Reynoso at our optical sorter recycling center in the Bronx.  We further appreciate the note in CM Reynoso’s newsletter.   

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Corporate America and Sustainability

In the U.S. “sustainability” is a growing trend amongst many businesses. Corporate sustainability maintains the focus on profit maximization, but also takes into account other key factors such as environmental protection and development. With millions of thriving businesses in the U.S., the consequences of the way these enterprises conduct business must be taken into consideration.

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From NYC Parks to Ballparks

Earlier last month myself and a few of my colleagues participated in an NYC Parks Activity event alongside students from the Lou Gehrig Middle School IS151 in the Bronx. We helped clean up a park by pulling a specific kind of weed called a mustard weed.  All of the students appeared to enjoy the activity, as did all of us at Action.

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Al Yancius
That was a wonderful night. Couldn't stop smiling seeing my daughter Rachel on the field in the stadium I love and on the jumbo tr... Read More
Thursday, 17 July 2014 10:10 PM
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Americans Think They Are Recycling Correctly But Are They Really?

Recycling provides many opportunities along with many challenges. I have an optimistic view that most people make a genuine effort to recycle. Surprisingly, one of the biggest challenges in the recycling industry isn't the effort of the people, it's overenthusiastic attempts to actually recycle the un-recyclable.

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What is single stream recycling?
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Single Stream recycling refers to a system in which all paper fibers, plastics, metals, and other containers are mixed in a collec... Read More
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Single stream recycling is a fresh and different concept. It is the future for a responsible resource conservation and an importan... Read More
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