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Green Holiday Gift Guide 2014

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At Vangel we’re always talking about “closing the loop” – that means in addition to recycling, also purchasing products made with recycled material. This practice helps cut down on the amount of materials sent to landfills and sets an example for a more sustainable way of life. There’s no point to collecting recyclables if they can’t be made into a product that consumers and businesses want to buy.

This holiday season, take the opportunity to be a recycling evangelist while still giving >


Consumers Willing to Pay More for Products Made With Recycled Materials, Study Shows

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According to a recent study by the Harris Poll, on behalf of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), many would pay more to buy products created from recycled material. Thanks in part (no doubt) to better consumer education on the topic of recycling, consumers are better understanding the need to close the loop.

The study was conducted online among 2,000 U.S. adults. The results found that 66% of Americans say they look for information on whether or not the product is made from >


Vangel’s Valerie Androutsopoulos Judges MDE’s Rethink Recycling Contest 2014

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For the second year in a row, Vangel Inc’s Valerie Androutsopoulos was a judge at the Maryland Department of the Environment’s “Rethink Recycling” contest.

The grand prize winner was Michalea Ballistreri from C. Milton Wright High School in Harford County for her “Beautiful Bird,” created from soda cans, styrofoam, buttons and CD’s.   She received an iPad for her efforts.

The following category winners each received a Galaxy Tablet:

Molly Browning from Southern Garrett >


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