RECYCLING BLOG

A quick internet search will reveal that there is no shortage of “green gift” guides out there.  Some of which have some pretty great ideas, and some of which leave a little to be desired (or a lot!).  Trying to wade through all of the trendy suggestions can make your head spin. Instead, may we suggest keeping it simple this year?  And we’re not talking Martha Stewart-esque simple-but-not-actually-simple DIY mega projects either.  Just...

  “Did You Know?!” Everyday, we learn something new and today, it's all about recycling.   Did you know that glass can be recycled almost indefinitely without losing its quality? Did you know that 5% of all aluminum produced since 1888 is still in use today?!! Bet you didn’t know all that.  Let’s try some more. Did you know that juice boxes can be recycled into toilet paper? Seriously. Did you know that car batteries are the world’s most recycled product? Did you know that glass bottles can be crushed and used as aggregate for road-base? We’re just warming up here...

(Image from www.space.com) In case you haven’t figured it out, we’re really into recycling. Nothing excites us more than adding another product to our list of recyclable materials, or utilizing new technology to keep even more waste out of landfill. You might even say that we are recycling geeks!   If you would indulge us for a bit here, we’d love to geek out a bit and share some of the new advances in the world of technology. These new breakthroughs might not affect our business immediately, but just being a part of such a dynamic and cutting edge industry is part of what keeps us in the recycling game.   Did you know that there is now a machine called PaperLab from Epson that can turn used office paper into new, usable paper in about 3 minutes? Not only that, but it is designed to be installed on site in offices, so that the...

The Holiday Season is suddenly here, so bring on the joy and bring on the cheer! Bring on the mountains of bright wrapping paper, and bring on the fruit cake you get from your neighbor. The parties, the presents, the real and fake trees, the packaging, lights, and the cheesy CD’s. Yes, this is the season for cheap decorations, and knocking back eggnog with friends and relations. Now hold on, this sounds like a season of WASTE, so here are some tips to keep trash in its place. Forget about cheap decorations this time, they just clog up the landfills, we all know the kind. Instead, search your house, get creative this year, homemade can be simple, there’s no need to fear! If you throw a big party, provide close at hand, a place for your guests to put bottles and cans. And presents don’t have to be something you buy, it means so much more to give people your time. But if you get new electronics and...