New York City has launched a campaign to help residents unsubscribe from unwanted mail waste to their homes.
The city is launching a public education campaign to connect residents to a free online tool established by GreeNYC to opt of junk mail. The city said in a news release New Yorkers get an estimated 2 billion pieces of waste junk mail annually. (more…)
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.
The rate stayed above 65 percent for the third consecutive year, compared to an average rate of 54 percent reported during the previous decade, according to a study by the Aluminum Association, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI). (more…)
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. (more…)
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 ladies who forgot theirs at home and for the men that wanted a little flare!). We had such a great time and can hardly wait for next year also, our race team raised $1,050! (more…)
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. (more…)
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.
Here at Action we practice sustainability by using eco-friendly business practices, and by working with not-for-profit organizations such as PENCIL. (more…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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 community or internally within our own offices. (more…)
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 concert, snap a photo with the Vince Lombardi Trophy or race down a specially made toboggan. Admission is FREE and open to the public. FOX, NFL Network, CBS, CNN and ESPN will broadcast the festivities live. (more…)