Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, has instated a "Zero Waste Challenge" for NYC businesses. The challenge began in February and will run until mid-June.
The goal of the challenge is for businesses to recycle at least 50% of their waste. Additionally, participants of the challenge are required to donate all leftover food that is edible to charity. The Zero Waste Challenge is part of the city’s larger goal of reducing commercial waste by 90% by 2030.
One way to help achieve this goal is by recycling electronics. All of the electronics recycled count directly towards commercial business’ weight for diverted waste! Businesses in NYC can safely recycle their electronics with ProTek. Learn how to arrange a pick-up, here.
After the closing of the challenge, participants will receive recognition for achieving their goals with awards for the following:
• Diverting at least 50% of waste from landfills
• Diverting at least 75% of waste from landfills
• Diverting at least 90% of waste from landfills
• Most food donated to charity
Learn more about Mayor de Blasio’s Zero Waste Challenge, here!