Submitted by: Recyclebank
Posted: Jun 12, 2017 – 12:00 PM EST
NEW YORK, Jun. 12 /CSRwire/ - Recyclebank, the education and engagement platform focused on waste and recycling, has signed the “We Are Still In” statement declaring their intent to ensure the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions following President Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.
“At Recyclebank, we are changing how people view their role in creating a more sustainable future, something that’s never been more important to our country than it is right now,” said Javier Flaim, CEO, Recyclebank. “We proudly declare our support to help meet America’s emissions pledge under the Paris Agreement and we are more committed than ever to helping cities, towns and municipalities achieve lower emission and zero waste goals.”
More than 1,200 governors, mayors, businesses, investors, and colleges and universities from across the U.S. have signed the We Are Still In statement in the days after it was formally announced the U.S would withdraw from the Paris Agreement. As an industry leader and active proponent of a waste-free future, Recyclebank pledged its commitment to the statement as a reflection of the company’s mission and values.
“Recycling, composting and waste reduction are widely proven, effective, turnkey climate solutions. In fact, eliminating methane emissions is one of our most promising climate action strategies as landfills continue to be a top source of methane emissions,” said Paul Winn, Chief Revenue Officer, Recyclebank. “Decisions taken by the Trump administration make it clear that it’s up to local communities to implement zero waste solutions to help reduce greenhouse emissions. For well over a decade it has been our mission to help change how people view their role in creating a more sustainable future. We continue to embrace that mission with greater commitment and urgency than ever before.”
For nearly 15 years, Recyclebank has been pioneering groundbreaking new strategies for incentivizing a waste-free lifestyle among individuals and communities. Educating and empowering the company’s more than four million members online and offline has help increase recycling rates in cities across the U.S. including Philadelphia and Phoenix, among others. In addition, since 2007, the Recyclebank Green School program has granted over $500,000 to more than 500 unique student projects across the country that aim to green their classrooms and communities.
Recyclebank is a B-Corporation Certified company dedicated to creating a zero-waste future. Since our founding in 2004, we have been partnering with municipalities and brands to support waste diversion and promote the circular economy through our patented behavior change program. Combining municipal, proprietary and third-party data, we implement effective marketing strategies and tactics to personalize our education and engagement tools to help individuals improve their consumption, usage and disposal habits. Recyclebank is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Philadelphia and Phoenix. For more information, visit www.Recyclebank.com or find them @Recyclebank or facebook.com/Recyclebank.