year’s winners helped divert more than 57 pounds of mercury from solid waste.
During HARDI’s annual
meeting in Maui Oct. 24, Thermostat Recycling Corp.’s Executive Director Mark
recognized three HVACR distributors for their efforts
to promote TRC’s program to help reduce mercury pollution.
the summer months, this year’s winners helped divert over 57 pounds of mercury
from solid waste through their collection efforts,” he said.
Mercury Thermostat Recycling Awards program recognizes the contribution of
HARDI wholesale distributors who demonstrate a commitment to the environment by
promoting thermostat recycling and helping keep mercury out of the waste
Mercury Thermostat Promoter Award - Baker Distributing Co., Jacksonville, Fla.
Distributing is collecting mercury thermostats at more than 220 locations
nationwide. Recognizing success requires program awareness both internally and
externally; Baker implemented a campaign that targeted both employees and
customers. Baker Distributing reached external audiences via a number of
channels including its monthly newsletter and statements, TRC promotional
materials in all Baker locations and a TRC banner ad on its homepage (www.Bakerdist.com).
educated its employees about the program through its quarterly sustainability
newsletter and monthly employee newsletter.
Mercury Thermostat Promoter Award - Johnson Supply, Houston
is collecting mercury thermostats at its 23 locations throughout Texas and Louisiana. Each
location has the recycling container in a visible location, all its employees
are very familiar with the program, and they work to educate customers on the
importance and impact of the TRC program.
promotional activities, Johnson Supply added a tag line to each invoice stating
its thermostat recycling efforts, and in August 2011 promoted the program
through a $1 credit on their Johnson Supply Tool Card for each thermostat
returned. Johnson Supply also included a full-color print advertisement
in its summer catalog, seen by thousands of its customers.
Mercury Thermostat Recycling Heavyweight Award & Pound-for-Pound
Award - USAirconditioning Distributors
Distributors is collecting mercury thermostats at its 43 locations in the
western United States and Florida. It has actively
promoted the recycling of mercury thermostats and its customers have embraced
the program. During the summer months, USAirconditioning locations shipped TRC more
than 2,100 waste mercury thermostats, keeping 29 pounds of mercury out of solid
More than half
of the thermostats came from the City of Industry
location, yielding 17 pounds of mercury. As such, US Airconditioning
Distributors is recognized not only for its total contributions to the program,
but also for the efforts of its City of Industry