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Maryland Not On Track to Meet Zero Waste Goal

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In 2009, Governor Martin O’Malley charged the state of Maryland to develop a greenhouse reduction plan–a plan with the goal of accomplishing a 25% statewide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and zero waste by 2040, which, in reality, means diverting 85% of what gets buried in landfills now.

In a recent article from the Baltimore sun David Costello, the deputy secretary of the environment was interviewed. He stated, “We’d love to zero it out, but zero is probably, quite frankly, >


Designing A More Sustainable Smartphone

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In a previous blog post, “The State of E-scrap Recycling,” we talked about the fact that on average, Americans get a new cell phone every 22 months. Globally, the average smartphone user upgrades every 18 months. Of those cell phones, despite many programs and drop-off locations, many do not get recycled properly. In 2010 alone, over 150 million cell phones were sent to landfills. For every 1 million cell phones sent to landfills,  35,274 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold, >


Happy New Year from Vangel Inc.

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We would like to wish you and your family a very safe and happy New Year! We will be closed New Year’s Day and will re-open Friday, January 2nd. Happy Holidays!

Vangelinc.com | 410-644-2600


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