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Employee Recycling Program Reduces Carbon Footprint

Step2 has partnered with Recycle Solutions to reduce our carbon footprint. Each Step2 employee has been provided with a desk container to recycle computer paper, pamphlets, envelopes, magazines, newspaper, catalogs, and other cardboard and paper items.

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Why Step2 recycles:

  • A typical office generates one pound of paper per employee
  • 77 percent of what is wasted in offices across the country is recyclable
  • Paper makes up approximately one-third of landfill waste
  • Making paper creates both air and water pollution, but recycling techniques have been refined and mills can recycle paper with less pollution than when making new paper
  • It takes up to 40% less energy to recycle paper than it does to create paper
  • Recycling aligns with our ambitious goal to increase our energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions as a Save Energy Now LEADER

Step2 is a Save Energy Now LEADER

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We are proud to announce that we have set an ambitious goal to increase our energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Over the next 10 years, we will reduce our energy intensity by 25 percent. We have partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy and are now recognized as a Save Energy Now LEADER.

Through the Save Energy Now LEADER program, Step2 will play a part in helping the US move toward a clean energy future.

For more information about Save Energy Now LEADER, please visit http://www.eere.energy.gov/industry/saveenergynow/