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Happy Earth Day!

As we celebrate our planet and take this day to focus on the energy, enthusiasm, and commitment it takes to create a new plan of action for our environment, Atlantic is excited to announce our Zero Waste Campaign.

Getting to Zero Waste means we’re no longer sending valuable resources to the landfill. Instead we’re reducing the amount of material we’re using, we’re re-using materials, and we’re recycling to generate renewable resources.

Atlantic’s goal is to be certified as a Zero Waste company. This means we’ll have diverted more than 90% of our resources from landfills and into renewable resources.

The Zero Waste Campaign will take all of us working together. This is how we can make a real difference for our environment.

Because every great initiative needs a plan of action, we’re implementing the 3 R’s of waste management.

Step 1.

Reducing is the very first step because it means eliminating unnecessary materials before they enter your facility, your office, or your workspace.

Here are a couple ideas for how we can reduce:

* Stop printing digital files if you don’t need hard copies
* Look for products that use less packaging
* Maintain and repair products so they won’t have to be thrown out and replaced as frequently
* Reduce idling time whenever possible

Step 2.

Reusing is the act of using something more than once instead of throwing it in the trash. Reusing also means repurposing or finding a new use for something instead of throwing it away.

Here are some ideas on what we can reuse:

 * Coffee mugs
 * Water bottles
 * Silverware, plates, and bowls
 * Bags and boxes

Step 3.

Recycling is the process of collecting and processing machine-made materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products.

Here’s what we can recycle:

 * Paper
 * Plastic, Glass,  & Aluminum
 * Cardboard & Corrugate
 * Wood
 * Stretch Film

As part of our Zero Waste Campaign and as a member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, Atlantic is participating in the Clean4Change global clean up challenge.

We’ll use the Litterati app to join the Clean4Change Member Challenge and use our own challenge code to document all the litter we pick up between Earth Day on April 22nd and World Clean Up Day on September 18th.


Read more about the Clean4Change Campaign here.

And get step-by-step instructions on how to use the Litterati App here.