Eco-friendly thinking and adopting sustainability strategies is an emerging practice that leading organizations such as The Recording Academy are advancing both within, and external to, the organization. Waste Management — a leading provider of waste services and environmental solutions to residential, commercial and industrial customers across North America, as well as the nation's largest residential recycler — is thrilled to be making the GRAMMYs greener.
In 2009, Waste Management began working with The Recording Academy to help it increase recycling awareness as well as promote and encourage recycling behaviors within Academy Chapters. During the 2010 GRAMMY Week, Waste Management helped The Academy to successfully divert more than 8.6 tons of recycled materials. In 2010, Waste Management will be working closely with The Academy to build on the success of last year. The 2010 GRAMMY Week is the first of many events. Waste Management will continue to help The Academy increase recycling capture rates, establish a more effective recycling process at year-round GRAMMY U e-cycling events, and create increased water, electricity, oil, and greenhouse gas emission savings at Academy offices.
In addition to waste solutions, Waste Management works with customers to address a complete spectrum of eco-solution services for industrial and commercial business of all sizes and sectors including sustainability solutions in energy, water, real estate efficiency, event and venue, and construction and demolition materials management. The environmental benefit of these sustainability solutions includes helping to protect valuable natural resources, saving energy and promoting clean air and water.
In working with The Academy, Waste Management was able to lend its expertise and wide range of service offerings to the music fans who watched the 52nd GRAMMY Awards. By working with The Academy, Waste Management helped them demonstrate how a prestigious event such as the GRAMMYs can be a leader in sustainable waste management practices, as well as educate music fans about easy ways they can minimize their waste and divert more waste to reuse and recycling purposes.