Field Trip: Recycling in the Bronx

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CoRR summer intern Linnea Kviske

Our Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) team stepped outside the office today to tour Action Environmental Group's material recovery facility (MRF) today in the Bronx, as well as the site of Action’s new MRF currently under construction. Joining us were representatives from CoRR members Design & Source, Transtech, and Pret A Manger, whose Head of Sustainability, Nicki Fisher, was in town visiting from the U.K.

"We're building a building to fit the equipment. We're designing equipment to fit the building," said Ron Benson, Senior VP of Facility Management for Action Environmental Group of the company's new material recovery facility (MRF). "This will allow us to sort recyclables very quickly in a safe and efficient manner. Our new recycling facility will be able to sort waste the size of a business card."