The City of North Miami and GoGreen-EcoBins.com Partner to Launch A Public Space Outdoor Recycling Program
North Miami, FL – November 5, 2021
The City of North Miami has entered into a public-private partnership with recycling innovator GoGreen-EcoBins.com to launch a public recycling program designed to meet critical City objectives by promoting resilient and environmentally sound practices that will create a more sustainable environment.
In response to the current global recycling crisis, which is primarily due to people making mistakes and throwing non recyclables in the recycling bin, Go-Green has joined forces with the nonprofit organization Recycle Across AmericaⓇ (RAA) in the “Let’s recycle right!Ⓡ” movement, to offer standardized recycling labels on their recycling and trash bins. This partnership will have a positive impact on consumers, the recycling industry, and the environment, by helping users to recycle properly and thereby, significantly improving the economics for processing recyclables.
The difference between the EcoBins program and regular recycling containers is the overall dual-stream design of the receptacle, which uses sustainable materials and features sponsorship messaging space for local businesses that have been hit hard by the pandemic to reach out and let the public know they are “open for business.” The EcoBins solar panels power LED lighting at night that informs the public of a recycle receptacle being available, while also delivering messaging on how to properly recycle and promoting backbone local businesses that are the fabric of our community. The unique EcoBins design also keeps “odors in and rodents out,” thereby making our sidewalks safer and cleaner.
According to Tanya Wilson, AICP, North Miami’s Director of Community Planning and Development, “As part of the City’s Resilient Nomi initiative, the city is excited to partner with EcoBins in order to encourage recycling not just from City Hall or the businesses, but also from the residents. The bins are pretty state of the art, energy efficient and eye-catching. We hope to evoke a sense of awareness in or residents and encourage every resident and visitor to become better custodians of our fragile ecosystem.”
The founders of Go-Green see the educational aspect as a key to the program’s importance. Guy Strempack, founder of the company is especially excited about this aspect of the business. “For us, it’s all about education first and foremost,” said Strempack. “It’s showing people something on the street they can walk up to and ask themselves important questions and think about helping sustain our environment and the planet. Having someone see our EcoBin and say “well that’s pretty cool, maybe I should look into solar lights in front of my house, use LED lights in my kitchen, or think twice about what I put in my recycling container before I wheel it out front of my home for weekly collections.’”
Tanya Wilson, AICP agrees. “Those that are informed get involved, [others] don’t. Not because they’re not interested, I just don’t think they have been educated enough to understand the urgency…to be a partner in the process,” she said.
Go-Green was recently awarded one of only 1,000 Solar Impulse Foundation’s “Labels” globally to help promote efficient, clean and profitable real-world solutions with a positive impact upon the environment and quality of life. For more information about The City of North Miami’s commitment to sustainability, visit NorthMiamiFL.gov/202/Sustainability. To schedule an interview with Tanya Wilson, AICP, North Miami’s Community Planning & Development Director, email your request to Susset Cabrera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the City of North Miami
North Miami is a suburban city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is roughly 10 miles (16 km) north of Miami. The city lies on Biscayne Bay which surrounds the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University. North Miami is home to a diverse demographic of residents. With more than 64,000 residents, North Miami is the sixth largest city in Miami-Dade County. We are home to the Oleta River State Park; the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System and the nationally accredited Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA North Miami).