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.

Tropicaleo LLC 08/04/2018

We have to be the change we want to see.

River City Trash Valet LLC 07/31/2018

We are looking to increase awareness of the importance of recycling in Jacksonville Florida.

anonymous 07/26/2018

As an Office of Environment employee I commit to improving the recycling process in our current building.

Faros Properties 07/26/2018

Faros Properties Pittsburgh is committed to reducing our environmental footprint, increase our recycling rates and landfill diversion, and reduce overall fuel consumption associated with our building's waste management services.

Mexichem 07/23/2018

We are proud to announce that Mexichem’s Knoxville location will be expanding its recycling program to include plastic, cardboard, tin cans, ink cartridges, and batteries. We hope to recycle even more materials as this program grows.

SWC-Nashville 07/18/2018

We specifically commit to increase recycling our ink/toner cartridges, beverage containers, and paper/cardboard items.

Save-a-Lot 07/15/2018

309 east main street

CLC Lodging 07/11/2018

8111 E 32nd Street North Suite 300

thyssenkrupp Presta Danville 07/10/2018

We are commited to reducing our landfill waste stream by recycling nitrile gloves (consumption 800,000 per year) and ear plugs (consumption 50,000) per year

thyssenkrupp Presta Danville 07/10/2018

We are commited to reducing our landfill waste stream by recycling nitrile gloves (consumption 800,000 per year) and ear plugs (consumption 50,000) per year

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Sponsors of this pledge are:

Alcoa Foundation Microsoft