As parents and teachers, we have an opportunity to model and teach environmentally responsible behavior like recycling to our children early on. To help with this, we’ve created some fun and engaging resources to support your efforts to teach your kids how and why to recycle. Check out these free resources to help your kids become A+ recyclers.
The EPA estimates about 75% of waste in America is recyclable, however, only 30% of it actually gets recycled. Teaching youngsters the value of recycling will help drive those numbers in the right direction.
February 20 is National Love Your Pet Day. It’s another reason to shower our pets with attention and, with Earth Day approaching, consider eco-friendly ways to recycle and repurpose the pet products we’ve accumulated for Fido and Whiskers.
Including the bowls, beds, toys, food and treats, our pets, like us, tend to use a lot of products. Once these items have reached the point of no return – what’s the right way to get rid of them? Here are some common pet items that do and do not belong in your recycle bin:
Company's Sustainability Initiatives Designed to Deliver Long-Term Value Receive Top Scores
PHOENIX, Sept. 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) was recognized on both the Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) World and North America Indices for the fourth consecutive year. The prestigious rankings highlight Republic's continued commitment and leadership in corporate governance, environmental, social and financial sustainability.
Recycling and Solid Waste Company Has Widest Geographic Usage of Redeem Fuel in North America
PHOENIX, February 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today announced an agreement that represents the widest geographic usage of Clean Energy (NASDAQ: CLNE) Redeem™ renewable natural gas (RNG) in North America. RNG is an ultra-low-carbon intensity transportation fuel that substantially lowers greenhouse gas emissions.
Republic is a leading provider and trusted partner in the energy and environmental services industry. We deliver a variety of solutions for our manufacturing, industrial and energy customers — from field services at the point of drilling to the refinery and industrial services within the plants. Our advanced technologies and integrated solutions are meeting our customer’s evolving needs while enabling them to reduce their environmental footprint.
Environmentally conscientious communities across the country are seeking our help with sustainable solutions for their organics, which includes food and yard waste. The good news is that organics are highly biodegradable and can be recycled at our compost facilities — benefiting our planet and business.
Being a steward of our Blue Planet requires responsible landfill management. To us, that involves more than capturing landfill gas — a byproduct of waste decomposition in landfills. It means prioritizing renewable energy opportunities whenever possible, from harnessing landfill gas at active landfills to capturing the power of the sun, and converting previously unused resources into power for homes, businesses, critical infrastructure, and our collection vehicles.
In households across America, questions like these are heard several times a day: “Is this recyclable?” “It’s okay to put my recyclables in a bag, right?” “Do I need to do anything to this pizza box before I recycle it?”
Community asset isn’t a phrase normally associated with landfills, but Republic is proving just how important they can be to the community. The redevelopment of a major commercial area would have likely been in jeopardy without our regional landfill. We used our resources and technology to provide safe and responsible disposal options for special waste that once contaminated the development area – demonstrating how important landfills are for local development and community growth.
Running a clean fleet means reducing our footprint. It requires a tremendous amount of technology, commitment and vision — all of which we have relied on to expand our fleet of clean-powered collection vehicles.