4th Bin works with The New School to make the world a better place.

The 4th Bin provides a valuable, reliable service to us. We also trust that they’re responsibly recycling the items that they pick up, which supports our sustainability efforts on campus.”
– Joshua Cohen, Sustainability Coordinator, The New School

About The New School

The New School is a progressive university comprised of schools all bound together by a common, unusual intent – to prepare and inspire it’s 10,000+ undergraduate and graduate students to bring actual, positive change to the world.

Goal

Reduce The New School’s environmental and carbon footprint, educate the campus community on sustainability and ethical e-waste recycling, and cement the school’s position as a leader in e-waste recycling practices.

Why

  • The New School is committed to sustainability, “greening” their campus, and promoting eco-friendly behaviors.
  • The New School set goals to reduce energy use and recycle more, reducing their environmental footprint.
  • The New School integrated sustainability and eco-literacy into the curriculum, programming, and events.
  • Both 4th Bin and The New School understood the need for responsible e-waste recycling.
  • The New School wanted to improve their recycling behavior as a sustainable leader in NYC.

How

The New School Office for Sustainability sought out a vendor with the highest e-waste recycling standards. The choice to collaborate with 4th Bin came naturally, for many reasons, including 4th Bin’s steadfast support of the standards set forth by Basel Action Network (BAN) and e-Stewards Recycling Certification regarding e-waste export for use, repair, and refurbishment.

Here’s why they loved 4th Bin:

  • We offered more in-depth reporting, such as the number and type of electronics per bin.
  • We do not export collected electronics to other countries.
  • We are a New York-based vendor with strong community ties.
  • We tailored our e-waste recycling offerings, to meet The New School’s unique needs, for a customized solution.

Additionally, 4th Bin also:

  • Enacted an ongoing service allowing the campus to fill bins over time and be charged per bin.
  • Collaborated on campus-wide events, including The Greening of New Media seminar.
  • Formed a panel with media professionals to discuss how the industry has “greened” projects and reduced emissions.
  • Provided on-site collection of personal electronics for socially-responsible recycling.

Results

The e-waste initiatives implemented by The New School, in partnership with 4th Bin, have seen great success:

  • 13,109 pounds of e-waste were collected from The New School – equal to roughly 1.23 pounds per capita.
  • Collected e-waste was ethically disposed of through certified e-Stewards, or refurbished for various purposes.
  • The New School began a campus-wide e-waste recycling event to recycle institutional and personal e-waste.

Overall, these initiatives continue to bring about positive change within the community.

Certifications, Accreditations & Awards


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