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.

anonymous 09/26/2016

My town just cut off the recycle program because the city is in debt. Whoever is in charge of the program is not doing it right.

DISA 09/16/2016

DISA (Defense Information Systems Agency) is a 1 million sqft LEED GOlD facility located at Ft. Meade MD. In additon to serving our country we also want to help save the earth by reusing, re-purposing and recycling as much as we can

ALIF Devopments 09/14/2016
anonymous 09/09/2016

We will strive to take that extra step to better our planet and support the future.

McW 09/09/2016
anonymous 08/31/2016


Cosmos Granite and Marble 08/31/2016

Cosmos is interested in trying to create a more eco-friendly environment. We are done with mindlessly wasting recyclables

anonymous 08/30/2016
anonymous 08/30/2016
Everglades National Park 08/29/2016
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Sponsors of this pledge are:

Alcoa Foundation Microsoft