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Announcing the formation of UCC Recycling
July 2016
Boston Group, Inc. (BG) and United Commodities Connection (UCC) announced today the creation of joint venture company to create a more robust and expansive recycling operation called UCC Recycling (UCCR). UCCR will build on the UCC business based in Nogales, Mexico. The newly formed business will specialize in marketing all grades of recycled plastic, paper and metals with a particular emphasis on expanding and strengthening the core operating values present with both BG and UCC.

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IEA Featured in Professional Retail Store Maintenance Magazine for Receiving PRSM Innovation in Sustainability Award
July/August 2012
PRSM2012 Innovation in Sustainability Awards Recognize Retail and Vendor Partnerships. The Sustainability in Innovation Award was given to The Body Shop, manufacturer and retailer of naturally inspired, ethically produced beauty and cosmetics products, and International Environmental Alliance, a provider of comprehensive, sustainable waste management, recycling and diversion services.

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IEA's Kirk Varga Featured in Software Advice "3 Steps to Achieving Zero-Waste" Article
August 8, 2012
Software Advice's Ashley Halligan interviewed IEA's Kirk Varga on what it takes to achieve waste diversion and steps companies can take to get started.“When approaching a zero-waste goal, it’s important to consider that all materials are recyclable or reusable in one way or another," Varga said.

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Article by IEA's Jeffrey Klein Published in Condo Management Magazine
June 2012
In his article for Condo Management Magazine, "Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Future," IEA's President and COO Jeffrey Klein discusses how community associations and community association management companies can develop sustainable waste management plans for their communities and reap the benefits of a program emphasizing recycling and diversion.

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IEA Receives PRSM Innovation in Sustainability Award at PRSM 2012 National Conference
Friday, April 20, 2012
IEA and The Body Shop are the recipients of the 2012 Innovation in Sustainability Award, as announced by the Professional Retail Store Maintenance association (PRSM) at the PRSM2012 Annual Conference today. IEA was recognized for designing and implementing a highly effective sustainable waste management and recycling system throughout The Body Shop’s distribution center and corporate offices. The complete list of PRSM 2012 award recipients is available here.

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Article by IEA's Kirk Varga Published in Professional Retail Store Maintenance Sustainability Issue
Monday, July 25, 2011
In "Waste and Today's Retailer: Steps for a successful waste audit," Kirk Varga, IEA's Chief Sales Officer, discusses the increasing incentives for greening a business' waste stream and how to get started, including documenting waste contents, following the waste trail, planning a diversion strategy, site review and program recommendations, tips of the waste trade, small and large volume recycling, and more.

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Visit IEA at BOMA 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
IEA will be exhibiting at the BOMA International Conference in Washington DC from June 26-28, 2011. We hope to see you there!

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IEA to Present at Waste Reduction & Recycling Session at PRSM 2011 National Conference
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Kirk Varga, IEA's Chief Sales Officer, has been selected to speak at the Waste Reduction & Recycling Session at the PRSM 2011 National Conference in Nashville, TN. At the session, which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m., Kirk will present strategies retailers can use to maximize waste reduction and recycling while benefitting the environment and their bottom lines. IEA will also be exhibiting at PRSM 2011 in the Sustainability Showcase at booth #220 from April 3-5, 2011. Please visit us there!

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IEA to Present at Waste Reduction & Recycling Session at PRSM 2011 National Conference
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Kirk Varga, IEA's Chief Sales Officer, has been selected to speak at the Waste Reduction & Recycling Session at the PRSM 2011 National Conference in Nashville, TN. At the session, which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m., Kirk will present strategies retailers can use to maximize waste reduction and recycling while benefitting the environment and their bottom lines. IEA will also be exhibiting at PRSM 2011 in the Sustainability Showcase at booth #220 from April 3-5, 2011. Please visit us there!

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IEA to Present at Waste Reduction & Recycling Session at PRSM 2011 National Conference
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Kirk Varga, IEA's Chief Sales Officer, has been selected to speak at the Waste Reduction & Recycling Session at the PRSM 2011 National Conference in Nashville, TN. At the session, which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m., Kirk will present strategies retailers can use to maximize waste reduction and recycling while benefitting the environment and their bottom lines. IEA will also be exhibiting at PRSM 2011 in the Sustainability Showcase at booth #220 from April 3-5, 2011. Please visit us there!

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IEA and Recover Incorporated Announce New Joint Venture to Bring Sustainable Waste Management to Businesses Nationwide
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
Companies and facilities will benefit from enhanced waste and recycling service offerings, an expanded coverage area, and the combined experience, resources and knowledge of top leaders in the waste and recycling industry.

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IEA Featured in MetroGreenBusiness
Sunday, November 14, 2010
MetroGreenBusiness interviewed IEA Executive Aaron Furman for their "Expert Q & A" column.

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Visit IEA at the PRSM Mid-Year Conference
Monday, August 30, 2010
IEA will be exhibiting at the PRSM Mid-Year Conference from September 14-16, 2010 in Dallas, TX. Come visit us at booth #43.

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IEA Featured in Today's Facility Manager
Thursday, August 19, 2010
IEA was featured as the New Service Spotlight in Today's Facility Manager FacilityBlog: "Waste Management, Recycling and Diversion from IEA"

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IEA Featured in Waste & Recycling News
Monday July 5th, 2010
IEA was featured in the Waste & Recycling News article, "New Company to Emphasize Waste Diversion."

"As businesses look for ways of achieving greater sustainability, four men experienced in recycling and waste management came together to form a company that promises to offer a comprehensive diversion and tailored recycling programs."

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Announcing the Formation of International Environmental Alliance
Monday June 28th, 2010
Furman Brothers, Inc. & The Boston Group are Proud to Announce the Formation of International Environmental Alliance.
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