America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Held on Nov. 15, America Recycles Day educates and encourages individuals on how to be more mindful of what they consume, where and how to properly recycle, and to pledge to recycle more.
Sustainability has long been one of Miron’s key drivers and is an integral part of our corporate culture. Team Miron is committed to effect positive change for the environment; below are a few recent notable activities and accomplishments.
Last month, Miron employees participated in an electronic recycling event at the corporate office. We collected a total of 5,454 lbs. of mixed electronics, 2,183 lbs. of monitors/TVs, 402 lbs. of LED/LCD items, and 321 lbs. of computers!
Plastic Bag Collection
Miron employees have been collecting plastic bags and film to recycle, which cannot be placed in traditional recycling containers. Plastic bags were donated to Heckrodt Wetland Reserve, who in turn recycled the plastic films and bags in partnership with Trex, a national program that turns unwanted plastic waste into park benches and donates the benches. Heckrodt collected more than 1,000 pounds of plastic bags, in exchange for two Trex deck benches.
Neighborhood Clean-Up Day
Our office employees recently headed out in their neighborhoods for a clean-up day. This is an annual effort, one that both beautifies the community and enhances team building:
Lastly, we’d like to give a special shout-out to our client Green Bay Packaging, who recently won two recycling awards: the 2020 National Recycling Coalition Outstanding Business Leadership Award and the DNR Recycling Excellence Award for their innovative approaches to recycling. Between 2005 and 2018, the mill achieved a 15% reduction in overall water use and an 18% reduction in water use per ton of paper production while increasing production by 10%. Improving water reuse and recycling also reduced energy use and related greenhouse gas emissions, providing resource savings to the community. Congratulations, GBP!