Stericycle established a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation to support tree replanting efforts in May 2022. In April 2023, we completed our year-long project to plant over 74,000 trees in the United States and Canada, and will plant a further 6,000 trees in the United Kingdom. The reforestation efforts of a total of approximately 80,000 trees will help restore habitat, improve air and water quality, and sequester carbon in areas damaged by human activity and natural disasters.
According to estimates provided by the Arbor Day Foundation, Stericycle’s reforestation efforts during the first year of the partnership will result in the following positive impacts to the environment over the next 40 years:
- Sequestering 76,548 metric tons of CO2 (equivalent to 16,641 fewer cars on the road)*
- Avoiding 17,950,811 gallons of water runoff (equivalent to 203,986 people with cleaner water)*
- Removing 270 tons of air pollutants (equivalent to enough oxygen for 20,106 people)*
Read Our Stories to find out more about this project.
The Arbor Day Foundation’s mission is to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. With the help of its members, donors, and partners its programs help make our world greener and healthier. This aligns with Stericycle’s mission to protect health and well-being in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way.
To find out more about how to help improve water and air quality, enhance carbon storage, provide critical habitat for wildlife, and preserve nature for recreation and wellness, visit the Arbor Day Foundation website.
*Estimates calculated using iTree, a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban and rural forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools.