E-cycling old electronic equipment

E-cycling For Commercial Businesses

In the not so distant past, there were no specific regulations with regard to the disposal of electronics. Individuals and companies alike simply loaded up their unwanted equipment and hauled it to the local dump where it lay dormant—but still hauntingly active. What we now know is that electronic devices contain harmful materials. Over time, these can leach into the …

E-Cycling electronic waste

Commercial Waste Management – An Important Responsibility

Business waste, or commercial waste, can range from regular office paper waste, to old equipment like copiers and computers, to hazardous waste that’s an industry byproduct. No matter what your business is, it is your responsibility as a business owner to take care of the waste ethically and legally. For some business owners, arranging for the removal is a task …

Reducing Waste to Cut Costs

Businesses can cut costs by reducing waste. When a business reduces their waste, they can: save money on supplies conserve materials and energy reduce current waste disposal costs and guard against future disposal costs avoid adding to the current environmental problems by producing and disposing of unnecessary materials Reducing Waste the Easy Way Making simple changes to procedures and work …

Plastic and Oil Prices

We all know that low oil prices mean we pay less at the pump. But did you know the price of oil can affect your recycling? How is Plastic Made? Plastics are derived from the byproducts of petroleum refining and natural gas processing with materials such as cellulose, coal, natural gas, salt and crude oil. Crude oil is a mixture …

Recycle Better

Recycling the Right Materials “Reduce, reuse and recycle” can be traced back the 1970s. This was during a time when Americans were trying to affect change in air pollution, waste and water quality. In 1976, in response to the growing pressure, Congress passed the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act to increase both recycling and conservation efforts. It’s estimated that this …

What is Zero Waste?

The Sustainable Choice Zero waste is a philosophy that encourages the reuse of materials and products with the goal that no trash be sent to landfills or incinerators. The Zero Waste Alliance (ZWIA) defines the philosophy: “Zero waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable …

Sanitation Worker Safety

How You Can Help Your Sanitation Worker Stay Safe Garbage and recycling trucks are just a part of living in many parts of the country. From business parks to neighborhoods, we’ve all seen the sanitation trucks on the road– they’re a pretty common sight. Also common, though not as widely seen, are the on-the-job injuries to sanitation workers. While some …