But in a world where greenwashing is happening more often, the word “sustainable” just doesn’t hold the same significance as in times past. It’s become a lot like the word “natural” – vague, shadowy, and often misleading.
Which is why we wanted to talk about sustainability, our mission at CheckSammy, and what we actually mean when we say our practices and programs are sustainable.
What is Sustainability?
To have an honest conversation about sustainability, we need to be speaking the same language. Let’s dive into some definitions:
- According to the UCLA Sustainability Committee, sustainability is “the integration of environmental health, social equity and economic vitality in order to create thriving, healthy, diverse and resilient communities for this generation and generations to come. The practice of sustainability recognizes how these issues are interconnected and requires a systems approach and an acknowledgment of complexity.”
- According to the EPA, “Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations.”
In other words, sustainability is simply the practice of using natural resources (like energy, food, water, and materials) in a way that minimizes damage to the environment and helps make sure these resources will continue to be available for future generations.
When a business talks about being sustainable, they’re essentially saying that they do things in a way that will help them continue to serve the community well into the future, with practices like:
- Reducing waste
- Improving energy efficiency
- Boosting ESG initiatives
- Investing in renewables
- And more
Truly sustainable companies are taking steps today to help protect the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
At CheckSammy, our commitment to sustainability is twofold. We are both a sustainable business and a company offering sustainable solutions to other companies, primarily via our waste management and junk removal solutions.
Waste Management’s Role in Sustainability Practices
Sustainability and waste management are intimately connected. For example, proper waste management reduces the waste sent to landfills and ensures that fewer resources are used during disposal.
Additionally, proper waste management can reduce pollution by preventing the contamination of air and water supplies with chemicals and other materials. By diverting harmful garbage away from landfills, we can reduce the release of toxic chemicals from waste sites.
Plus, having a comprehensive sustainable waste management plan in place also helps organizations contribute to the circular economy. For example, by properly handling waste, companies can ensure they donate and recycle what they can no longer use rather than tossing it in the landfill.
As a sustainable junk removal and recycling solutions provider, this is a critical component of our overarching mission and goals.
CheckSammy’s Sustainable Mission
We started CheckSammy because we believe landfill waste is a massive problem, and we knew we could do something about it. With our technology and commitment to sustainability, we’re redefining what it means to be a junk removal solutions and sustainability provider.
We’ve woven our commitment to sustainable recycling and junk removal solutions into the fabric of our business. No matter which service, location, or team member you meet, our mission to create a more sustainable future is always evident.
In fact, our principle and overall mission at CheckSammy is to create a more sustainable future. We’re on a mission to reduce landfill waste across the globe.
How We Tackle Sustainability and Waste
We try to take a fresh and holistic approach to waste management and sustainability. We like to say that we’re “waste-agnostic,” meaning that we don’t have preconceived ideas about how or where materials should be disposed of. Thinking creatively is essential when it comes to pursuing sustainability.
In other words, many materials can be diverted from landfills and repurposed. It’s just about figuring out how.
We use our proprietary technology to make junk collection, waste management, and sustainability easy and convenient for our customers. Our smart tech and deep data give companies the power, tools, and insight they need to dispose of their junk responsibly. It’s one of the major things that sets us apart in the industry. Let’s take a closer look.
The CheckSammy Difference: The 6 Things That Set Us Apart in The Industry
CheckSammy brings long-overdue change to an outdated waste and recycling industry. From our hands-on approach to our proprietary tech, here are the many reasons our customers choose us for their sustainable junk removal needs:
1. Hands-On Customer Service Approach
We’ve intentionally chosen to offer hands-on service to our clients, not automated voicemail trees or online forms. When you call us, you talk to humans. We work together to craft the perfect solution for your company’s needs and ESG goals.
2. Data & Technology
Our data and technology are one of our biggest differentiators. We don’t just take your stuff to the landfill. We pick it up, sort it, and find the most sustainable way to recycle it. But you don’t have to take our word for it. You receive detailed track & trace reports showcasing waste diversions, weights, photos, and last-mile metrics.
3. Flexible Structures to Fit Your Unique Needs
We offer on-demand and subscription-based pricing and complete customization for all our services. We know that many clients just need the fastest, most economical, and trustworthy emergency waste solution, so we always strive to solve your issues quickly while offering sustainable alternatives.
4. Proprietary Technology & Patented Techniques
Our proprietary technology and patented techniques set us lightyears ahead of others in this space. From solutions like our SmartBINS, SmartAPP, and SmartDASHBOARD to our detailed data and patented techniques, we’re inventing the next generation of sustainable junk removal.
5. Exclusive Partnerships
We also have exclusive partnerships with respected sustainability vendors, allowing us to move efficiently and tackle complex waste and recycling situations. From organics composters and specialty recyclers to our fleet of over 5,000 drivers, our exclusive partnerships allow us to tackle sustainability at lightning speeds across North America.
6. Out-Of-The-Box Solutions
We are “out of the box” thinkers here at CheckSammy. We tackle unique problems with unique solutions, with the ability to take on these projects nationally while bringing a personal touch and a deep commitment to our customers.
Our Big Dreams for Sustainability and the Future of the Industry
We believe that companies genuinely want to achieve more sustainable outcomes, but we know they have strict budgets to work with, so we intentionally look for solutions that are both environmentally and fiscally sustainable. And in many cases, we find that the net cost of waste diversion is less than the cost of waste disposal (aka landfills).
Over the next five years, we see the critical importance of data in waste management, as companies who divert any material will be able to reflect that in their ESG scores. In our view, data separates greenwashing from true sustainability and empowers companies to take charge and understand their impact.
Want to Create a More Sustainable Future with CheckSammy?
We take our sustainability pledge very seriously. We started this company to help reduce landfill waste, and the commitment to creating a more sustainable future is part of everything we do.
At CheckSammy we live by the motto: “if you have it, we take it.” Our team can customize any program to meet your sustainability and budget goals. Want to learn more? Contact us today to get started.
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