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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 […]

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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, set up our own booth and passed out our own branded hair ties (for those of you […]

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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. Friends,Last week, I was saddened and upset by the death of Eric Garner at the hands of an NYPD officer due to the use of an illegal chokehold. […]

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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, […]

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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. There are a lot of old rules, mix messages […]

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Last Week at Action / IWS

We hope you are enjoying the much anticipated warm weather like we are. In light of spring and showing gratitude we wanted to let you know what we are doing as a company this week and invite you to do the same. Our corporate culture always incorporates participation whether it be our participation in the […]

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Super Bowl Boulevard

On February 2, 2014, MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, will host Super Bowl XLVIII. To celebrate, New York City, the Super Bowl Host Committee and GMC have dreamed up “Super Bowl Boulevard,” a series of football-themed experiences that will take over Times Square the week before the big game. Stop by a live […]

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WM CEO: Didn’t educate customers on recycling

Recycling, is it different everywhere? Or are there basic guidelines that we can all follow? What happens to my recyclables after they are collected? These are questions we all have! At the Action Environmental Group we are facing the same problems as Waste Management in customer education. We realize that customer education is KEY into […]

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NYC NYE Street Closures

ON BEHALF OF THE ACTION ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP WE WANT TO WISH YOU A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR!  We wanted to take this time to not only thank you for being a customer, partner or just a blog reader but also inform you of the street closures tonight in Manhattan due to the NYE celebrations. […]

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