Amoeba Music Hits All the Right Notes with Its Recycling

Congratulations to Amoeba Music for being awarded a Platinum recycLA Star by the Los Angeles Board of Public Works! Amoeba is truly setting an example for other Los Angeles businesses on how to incorporate environmentally sustainable efforts into everyday practices. Known as the largest independent music store in the world, Amoeba has locations in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Los Angeles.

Congratulations to Amoeba Music for being awarded a Platinum recycLA Star by the Los Angeles Board of Public Works! Amoeba is truly setting an example for other Los Angeles businesses on how to incorporate environmentally sustainable efforts into everyday practices. Known as the largest independent music store in the world, Amoeba has locations in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Los Angeles.

As their recycLA service provider, Athens Services conducted a waste assessment and made recommendations that helped improve their waste diversion rate (away from landfill) from 61.5% to 75%!

Amoeba prioritizes reuse and recycling. Here are just a few examples of their commitment:

  • Amoeba discourages single-use disposable plastics by offering reusable serving ware and offers
    filtered water.
  • They provide a dedicated area for employees to separate paper from plastic on CD and DVD
    cases.
  • There is an on-site workstation for a carpenter, who repurposes scraps and discards into useful
    items such as tables or shelves.
  • Employees are trained to separate their recycling and landfill items into the proper containers.
  • They have a designated room for the disposal of electronic waste.
  • Reusable items are donated to the community to ensure highest and best use.

The City of Los Angeles started the recycLA program as a public-private partnership to offer customer-friendly and efficient waste and recycling services to all commercial and industrial businesses, institutions, and large multifamily buildings.

The recycLA Star program recognizes businesses that embrace recycLA’s recycling, landfill diversion, and food rescue opportunities. Since its inception, Amoeba has been actively participating to take full advantage of the program’s benefits.

Athens is a proud partner of recycLA, serving three zones that account for the largest service area in the City of Los Angeles. We are pleased to support the recycLA Star program and to recognize Amoeba Music for all of their great efforts. Thank you, Amoeba, for being a shining example to every business in Los Angeles!

For more information on the recycLA Star program and how to participate, visit:
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