"The standardized label initiative for recycling bins is one of the top environmental fixes taking root today."

"Another firm that is offering clients R.A.A.'s standardized labels is Veolia Environmental Services, one of the largest hauling and disposal companies in the world, which manages waste and recycling for many Fortune 500 corporations. "We started using the labels this year with a number of accounts and already we've seen an impact in the amount of recyclables collected," noted Kevin Zenkevich, senior director for strategic accounts. "In a few cases, we've seen increases of more than 50 percent in recycling volumes."

Industry leader testimonials about Recycle Across America's standardized label initiative!

Walt Disney World has been using the standardized labels for the past four years and the program has been so successful, they are now making it a WDW standard on all of the bins throughout their employee areas in the 40 square miles of properties in Florida. Disneyland is now preparing to rollout the standardized labels as well in their California properties' employee areas.

Walt Disney World

"We have already introduced the RAA labels in certain markets and are seeing great results."

Alex Liftman,
Bank of America Global Environmental Executive.

"In our pilot program with the standardized labels, our recycling levels doubled. So now we are using the labels throughout the entire school district.”

Cully Nordby,
Waste Coordinator Culver City Unified School District

"Since using the standardized labels our recycling levels have increased 75% and we have donated $250,000 to provide free standardized labels for K-12 schools in the U.S. Since 2009 and with the help of Recycle Across America, Kiehl’s has collected 2,500,000 empty Kiehl’s bottles from our shoppers and recycled them on their behalf, while also rewarding them with free products. It’s proven that by simplifying the process, we can truly create change.”

Chris Salgardo,
President Kiehl’s

"Since our Fortune 500 accounts have been using the standardized labels their recycling levels has increased more than 50%!”

Kevin Federick,
Account Services Veolia (largest waste & recycling hauler globally)

NBC Universal was and early adopter of the standardized labels and have started using the standardized labels in all of their TV and film studios throughout North America – and they have significantly increased their recycling levels in their corporate offices since using the standardized labels. "Having a standardized labeling system across North America will eliminate confusion and improve our recycling rates across film and TV production operations. Recycle Across America is offering wonderful, workable solutions."

Shannon Schaefer Bart,
Sustainable Production Manager, NBC Universal

"Whole Foods Market’s North Atlantic region is proud to play a role in Recycle Across America’s important movement towards standardized labels for recycling bins,” said Karen Franczyk, Green Mission Coordinator for Whole Foods Market’s North Atlantic region. "Our customers share our commitment to environmental stewardship and by supporting the Let’s Recycle Right! Campaign, we are giving them a valuable tool towards supporting that goal. Additionally, Whole Foods Market is proud to be donating standardized recycling labels to a number of our local schools. Educating our youngest stakeholders is a crucial step towards creating real environmental change for the future.”

Whole Foods Market’s North Atlantic

Society-wide standardized labels on recycling bins has the potential to create world-change. Somehow we have overlooked this very simple, effective solution - a solution which includes all people everywhere. The effect of improving recycling rates is vast; it is far greater than just reducing landfill use. The impact transcends across industries, cultures, economies and the global environment. It creates new jobs, improves manufacturing efficiencies and significantly helps to protect all natural resources.

Michele Whyle
Head of Sustainability - 3M

"Get on the bandwagon with Recycle Across America... Widespread use of these labels will be spark-plug to helpincrease the nation's recycling rates.

Bruce Parker, CEO NSWMA
(leading U.S. hauler association)

"Implementing solutions to make it easier for the general public to recycle 'properly' needs to be our number one focus if we want to increase recycling rates. Comprehensive and universal labels are critical to advancing recycling in the U.S. Now is the time to put national standardized labels in place."

Mark Lichtenstein,
President National Recycling Coalition

"Having worked in the glass manufacturing industry for over 25 years, I can attest to the confusion. A great deal of the material disposed of in recycling bins is often land-filled due to the contamination. National standardized labels can help remedy the process for the collection workforce, consumers, and end-users."

Joseph Cattaneo,
Retired President Glass Packaging Institute

"The Green Schools National Network would like to thank Recycle Across America for developing national standardized labels for recycling bins for our schools. Your program is an essential element that will advance the national green and healthy school movement. Recycle Across America will assist all of our future generations to develop lifestyle habit that will ensure a sustainable world."

Jim McGrath,
President Green Schools National Network

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