“We believe in testing limits and challenging the status quo to build sustainable communities through responsible and innovative solutions.”
– Gregory R. Lettieri, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, RTS
April 19, 2021, New York, NY – Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with RTS and learn ways you can engage to make a better, more sustainable planet.
Since 1970, Earth Day has been observed around the globe each spring as a day to raise environmental awareness and involve citizens and communities in creating a cleaner, healthier world. The first Earth Day occurred more than 50 years ago when a senator from Wisconsin organized a demonstration to raise awareness about environmental issues. Today, Earth Day is recognized in 190 countries to highlight the importance of taking care of our planet.
RTS is marking Earth Day by providing several ways for people of all ages to get involved and learn about recycling and food waste. Our Earth Day web page features a host of fun and meaningful virtual activities including a video about the life cycle of a plastic water bottle, word search puzzles, and other useful resources about recycling. Watch the lesson plan, complete the activities, take the Earth Day Quiz and get your Earth Day Expert certificate!
In addition, RTS is observing Earth Day by raising awareness about food waste and its negative impact on the environment. In fact, the United States is the global leader in food waste, with Americans discarding nearly 40 million tons of food every year. That’s 80 billion pounds of food and equates to more than $161 billion, approximately 219 pounds of waste per person and 30-40 percent of the US food supply. Most of this food is sent to landfills; food is the single largest component taking up space inside US landfills. It makes up 22 percent of municipal solid waste (MSW).
In recognizing the repercussions of food waste, RTS is promoting its timely 2021 Food Waste Guide about practical ways to tackling and solving this prominent and often overlooked issue. By working together to reduce the amount of food we waste, we are all helping to improve the quality of our environment.
About Recycle Track Systems
Recycle Track Systems, Inc. is pioneering a better way to manage waste and recycling. RTS combines technology with high-touch service to make waste disposal easier, smarter, and more responsible. From on-demand removal to fully integrated waste management solutions, RTS helps companies and municipalities easily track and optimize their pickups. Using data insight, RTS empowers clients with visibility into their waste habits and tangible figures on their climate impact to improve their waste and recycling practices. RTS is a certified B-Corporation, reflecting its dedication and commitment to meeting stringent standards of environmental transparency and performance. For more information, visit rts.com.
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