Tag Archives: Recycling

Rainforest Alliance Thinks Outside The Bin

RAINFOREST ALLIANCE At a local coffee house recently, I noticed a cute little green frog.  Not an actual frog (that would have been alarming beside my Mocha Latte), but a certification seal on a sign.  It accompanied the proud announcement … Continue reading

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Landfill Laws Changing E-waste Disposal

Computers, cell phones, televisions, printers, copiers and other electronics have been banned from landfills in 17 states throughout the U.S.  Seven of these bans took place in 2011 and 2 more take effect soon (Illinois in January 2012 and Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Recycle Christmas Wrapping Paper

With Christmas rapidly approaching, we hope you’re planning for holiday recycling. In America, we throw away 25% more trash from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day than at any other time of year. This extra garbage amounts to 25 million tons … Continue reading

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Ship envelopes back to Tyvek

DID YOU KNOW? Tyvek-brand envelopes, such as those used by Fed-Ex and for U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, can be shipped back to Tyvek for recycling, since many recycling programs will not accept them. If you have fewer than 25, … Continue reading

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Easy to read, respond, recycle your mail

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE The U.S. Postal Service wants to make it easy to recycle mail, even in rural areas where there are limited recycling facilities and no curbside pick up.  Look for boxes like these in your local post office; … Continue reading

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Options to keep tires out of landfills

Did You Know?  In most areas, it is illegal to dump tires into the trash, so if you have old tires to recycle consider other options first, including this Social Recycling idea from our previous post on Liberty Tire. For an … Continue reading

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Pick up service pays you for old X-rays

X-RAY FILMS RECYCLING COMPANY  Due to HIPAA regulations (privacy laws), all medical images must be destroyed and not reused or upcycled in the traditional recycling manner (so…Think Outside the Bin!)  X-ray Films Recycling Company make it so easy, just call them, … Continue reading

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How do you recycle balloons?

What are balloons made of and how can you responsibly dispose of them? Latex: Standard balloons are made from latex, an organic material, made from the sap of a rubber tree.  These balloons are biodegradable and decompose rapidly.   Good news … Continue reading

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