Pledge to Recycle More

Take the Recycle at Work Pledge

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as much as 45 percent of the 250 million tons of municipal waste generated in 2011 was from commercial and institutional locations such as business and government offices, retail establishments, schools and hospitals. Recognizing the power of individuals in the workplace to engage in recycling which results in saving energy, reducing emissions and landfills, conserving natural resources and generating jobs.

We the undersigned pledge to recycle more of materials generated at our workplace by 10 percent over the next two years.*

We will achieve our goal by taking actions which may include:
  • Identifying opportunities to recycle more and waste less
  • Making recycling more convenient in our workplace to enable greater participation
  • Increasing employee awareness of waste reduction and recycling opportunities in the workplace
  • Identifying cost-effective opportunities to purchase products with recycled content
  • Implementing purchasing policies that consider a product’s end of life use and recyclability
  • Reporting on our actions and progress through the Recycling at Work online reporting system
  • Celebrating our success and
  • Inviting at least one other company or organization to take this Pledge.

My organization is proud to take the Recycling at Work pledge and join other businesses and organizations in increasing recycling at our workplace. Every action adds up to making a difference.

We commit to increase the recycling of one or more of the following material categories:
  • Batteries
  • Beverage Containers
  • Electronics
  • Ink/toner Cartridges
  • Paper/Paper Products/Cardboard
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*For those organizations that are not able to establish a baseline for waste generated and recycling, reporting on actions taken is recommended until such time as a baseline can be established.

For businesses/organizations who sustain a 70% or higher measurable recycling rate for the next two years, we invite you to share your successful actions and applaud any additional increase in recycling achieved each year.

The Recycling at Work pledge is a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful and is part of its Clinton Global Initiative commitment.

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City of Santa Clara 08/04/2016

The City of Santa Clara is committed to resource reduction and recycling. Properly placed recycling receptacles are a visual reminder to take action and recycle.

Schmidt Goodman Office Products 08/01/2016

Schmidt Goodman will officially commit to begin a recycling program at work. We will strive to reduce our usage, reuse when possible, and finally recycle everything possible.

Fort Wayne Citilink 07/29/2016
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Sponsors of this pledge are:

Alcoa Foundation Microsoft