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Upcoming Event: 2018 International Conference on Sustainable Development (9/26 – 9/28)

Please join 4TH BIN at the 2018 International Conference on Sustainable Development at Columbia University in New York September 26th through 28th. This Year's Theme: "Breaking Down Silos: Fostering Collaborative Action on the SDGs" 4TH BIN is a proud sponsor and partner of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. The Earth Institute (EI) at Columbia University blends research in the physical and social sciences, education and practical solutions to help guide the world onto a path toward sustainability. As global population grows, human activity increases, and urban development booms, the planet's resources will be strained. Managing resources will require innovation, a better…...
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Photos: 4THBIN at DISASSEMBLY: Brooklyn Panel Discussion

4TH BIN is so proud of our own Cory Kline for participating in DISASSEMBLY: Brooklyn's panel discussion on smart sustainability, e-cycling, and consumer electronics at A/D/O! About DISASSEMBLY: Brooklyn DISASSEMBLY: Brooklyn is a participatory art installation that explores our obsession with technology and the untold story of the consumer electronics lifecycle, as well as the devastating environmental and labor conditions of offshore recycling. The artwork translates the global consumer electronic waste cycle into an immersive experience with a social conscience. Check out more photos from the event, courtesy of A/D/O: 4THBIN is certified by Why do these certifications matter?...
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Upcoming Event: Panel Discussion at DISASSEMBLY: BROOKLYN (8/16)

4TH BIN invites you to join us for a panel discussion, featuring our own Cory Kline, on the topics of smart sustainability and consumer electronics on August 16th at A/D/O in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 4TH BIN will contribute our knowledge of, and perspective on, the electronic recycling industry. The DISASSEMBLY Closing Panel Discussion will take place Thursday, 8/16, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. This panel discussion will take place as part of ‘DISASSEMBLY’, a series of large-scale interactive installations which explores the untold story of the consumer electronics lifecycle, and the devastating environmental and labor conditions of offshore recycling. It will feature leaders from MIT, the EPA, and industry associations,…...
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Upcoming Event: Opening Party of DISASSEMBLY: BROOKLYN

4THBIN is proud to announce our sponsorship of Brooklyn-based artist Wiena Lin and her installation, DISASSEMBLY. Please join us for the DISASSEMBLY Opening Party, Thursday, 7/19 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM. Enjoy an open bar while it lasts and tunes by DJ Mapquest aka Daniel Perlin. ‘DISASSEMBLY’ is a series of large-scale interactive installations which explores the untold story of the consumer electronics lifecycle, and the devastating environmental and labor conditions of offshore recycling. The third site-specific instance will be on exhibit at A/D/O in Greenpoint from 7/16 - 8/17. DISASSEMBLY : BROOKLYN is a participatory art installation that explores our obsession with technology and the untold…...
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Photos: 4THBIN at Global Design NYU’s Collapse: Climate, Cities, & Culture

4th Bin was featured at Global Design NYU's Collapse: Climate, Cities, & Culture, an exhibition open to the public that focuses on the design community’s response to environmental extremes, using architectural models, design prototypes, drawings, and videos to propose future scenarios to improve the health and well-­being for our fragile planet and all of its occupants. About GLOBAL DESIGN NYU Since its inception, GLOBAL DESIGN NYU (GDNYU), which was founded by NYU Gallatin professors Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, and Mitchell Joachim in 2011, has created exhibits and symposia that showcase leading-­edge, environmentally-­oriented design practices from around the world.  GDNYU’s previous exhibitions, Elsewhere Envisioned, took place…...
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Upcoming Event: GLOBAL DESIGN NYU Launches COLLAPSE: CLIMATE, CITIES & CULTURE

A Design Exhibition Exploring Responses to Environmental Extremes Join us on June 12th for the GLOBAL DESIGN NYU (GDNYU) launch of COLLAPSE: CLIMATE, CITIES & CULTURE, an exhibition open to the public that focuses on the design community’s response to environmental extremes, using architectural models, design prototypes, drawings, and videos to propose future scenarios to improve the health and well-­being for our fragile planet and all of its occupants. For more information, please contact:  KC Trommer Assistant Director of Communications, NYU Gallatin p: 212. 992. 9825 e. ctrommer@nyu.edu COLLAPSE: CLIMATE, CITIES & CULTURE will feature contributions from AGENCY, Alejandro Zaera‐Polo, Alexander Felson,…...
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Upcoming Event: Pro Bono Business and Social Enterprise Catalyst Program in NYC

HL BaSE Catalyst workshops bring together Hogan Lovells lawyers with in-house counsel from their clients to provide pro bono advice to social entrepreneurs. This helps to support the development of these businesses to enable them to grow their positive social and/or environmental impact. A popular program in the UK and Europe, this will be their first HL BaSE Catalyst in the U.S. The legal topics could include areas such as intellectual property, employment, litigation, corporate governance, and immigration, to name a few. Please contact our event organizer for more information: Tori MacDougall Phone: (212) 918-6126 Email: victoria.macdougall@hoganlovells.com Hogan Lovells 875 Third Avenue…...
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Thank you for participating in the 4THBIN Benefit Softball Game

Benefit Softball Game

Thank you to everyone who participated in our benefit softball game. We greatly appreciate all of the support and the donations made to Cycle for Survival for rare cancer research. A special thanks to our recycling partner EcoTech and to the Cycle for Survival team. We hope everyone enjoyed the day and the game–we were all winners with a tie! READ MORE
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4th Bin wins EPA Environmental Champion Award

4th Bin was started 5 years ago by a couple of technology professionals. We knew technology. We knew New York City. But we didn’t know the recycling business. We decided that, if we were going to start this venture, we were going to do it the right way. To us, there was no sense in starting an e-waste recycling business and not actually recycling. We took our commitment seriously and spent that first year receiving a lot of advice and learning a lot about the recycling process, exports and unethical business practices. We made a few mistakes (which we quickly…...
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