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Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors.

It means working to preserve it.


The month of April is a time to celebrate the Earth (April, 22, 2019 is Earth Day!) by appreciating its beauty and conserving its materials. Once again Long Subaru has joined forces with TerraCycle to work toward preserving our beautiful planet by providing recycling boxes to collect materials previously considered non-recyclable. The partnership is a continuation of a successful program which recently reached a major milestone by recycling more than one-million pieces of waste. As a result of this great success, the collected waste streams were turned into useful, high-quality recycled products such as park benches and picnic tables and donated to community partners.


This month, Long Subaru will utilize TerraCycle Zero Waste Boxes™ located in our customer lounge to encourage customers, employees and community partners to recycle waste streams that are commonly thought of as hard-to-recycle, including snack wrappers/bags, disposable cups, lids, plastic straws, as well as coffee and creamer capsules. The next time you visit Long Subaru, don’t forget to put your recyclable materials in the appropriate box to help save the planet, and give a helping hand to our community!


Here are some additional ways we can all limit waste in our community:

  • Use both sides of copy paper and set computers to automatically print double-sided. In America, each employee uses 10,000 sheets of office paper per year on average!
  • Get rid of needless reports or send them electronically to work towards the goal of being a paperless office.
  • Reduce junk mail by emailing the company and asking for electronic copies of materials and publications.
  • Refold and reuse file folders to cut down on wasted materials.
  • Shred office paper, newspapers and use for packaging materials.
  • Use old reports to make note pads. Cut and bind paper for reuse.
  • Institute an eco-friendly email signature for all employees. It can be as simple as: "Please consider the environment before printing."
  • Purchase items with reusable packaging, reduced packaging or no packaging at all.
  • Ask employees to turn off their computers when they are not in use. It doesn't harm the equipment and can reduce energy costs for your building.
  • Turn off the lights in rooms that are not in use and do not leave office lights on overnight. Additionally, replacing lightbulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) or LED bulbs will require less energy for the same light usage.
  • Encourage employees to bring their lunch and snacks in reusable containers.
  • Use reusable utensils and beverage containers in your kitchen or breakroom.
  • If possible, repair equipment instead of purchasing new products.
  • Select plant landscaping indigenous to the region to reduce watering and herbicide use.
  • Buy recycled toner cartridges and recycle empty cartridges responsibly.
  • Buy only what you need and can use within a reasonable amount of time. It's not a bargain if it sits on a shelf and ultimately gets sent to landfill.
  • Compost food waste to keep those materials out of the landfill.
  • Cut down or eliminate your use of products that there are no green alternatives for, such as rubber bands or metal staples.
  • Make sure you are recycling universal waste (including light bulbs, rechargeable batteries, ballasts, etc.) with a licensed, universal waste recycling company.
  • Establish an internal "Green Team" that regularly meets to troubleshoot the waste challenges your store is experiencing and provide additional recycling opportunities.