Common Recycling Misconceptions and Facts

Do you ever recycle plastic bags? What about clam shell containers? There are many items that seem like they’re recyclable because they’re made of plastic, but all plastics aren’t the same. Many plastics have different melting points and cannot be recycled together. Others, with advances in technology, are able to be separated, such as plastic caps from bottles. Some plastics, …

Infographic: The State of E-Scrap

The State of E-Scrap Used electronics (e-scrap) is one of the fastest growing sources of waste, globally. According to ISRI, only 25% of household electronics are actually collected and recycled which leaves 3.5 million tons available for recycling. According to dosomething.org, cell phones and other electronic items contain high amounts of precious metals like gold or silver. Americans dump phones containing …

China’s Green Fence Pushes Big Changes For U.S. Recyclers

For more than a decade, the U.S. has been sending co-mingled recyclables to China. Why? Because many municipalities and organizations have adopted a single stream process which creates major problems for recycling companies. One problematic result of a single stream recycling process is commingled materials. When dealing with commingled materials, glass can break and the small pieces can damage expensive …

Earth Day and Baltimore Green Week

Earth Day Founded by United States Senator, Gaylord Nelson, as an environmental teach-in, the first ever earth day was held April 22nd, 1970. As the beginning of both corporations and individuals becoming more environmentally conscious, this grass roots effort was the foundation for things like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of The Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species …

NAID Finds Sensitive Data On Unsanitized, Recycled Hard Drives

Recently, a study commissioned in Australia by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID®), the international trade association for companies providing information destruction services, has found significant amounts of personal information left on recycled computers. For the organizations recycling their drives, this is a data breach problem. For individuals and clients of those organizations, their most private information is at …