Celebrate Manufacturing Day 2019

Since 2012, Manufacturing Day has become an annual event to raise public awareness of the importance of manufacturing to our economy. Celebrated the first Friday of October, this year it is  next Friday, 10/4/19.  While most people probably don’t think of “recycling” as manufacturing, it is in fact, a first link in the manufacturing supply chain. Whether you are recycling …

Back to School Shopping

Although many school systems have already started, Maryland schools do not go back until after Labor Day this year. I suspect those of you that don’t have beach or BBQ plans will be doing some last minute shopping for school supplies.  Below are some tips for greening your back-to-school shopping list, reducing your environmental footprint and supporting you local communities. …

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RECYCLING AROUND THE WORLD – CUBA

RECYCLING CAR PARTS Cuba is known for reuse – famous for the 1950’s cars kept running during 60 years of embargo through creativity, perseverance and recycling. Of course, I had to know more about traditional recycling: bottles, cans and paper. There is no curbside collection but there were collection containers in public spaces.  When there weren’t, enterprising individuals were at …

A Recycler’s Christmas List

This post is just as relevant today as when we first published it in December 2014. Enjoy! This holiday season, Vangel inc. invites you to contribute to a more sustainable way of living by simply closing the loop. Closing the loop means purchasing recycled content in place of new products. For example, recycling your old cell phone and then purchasing …

Tips for America Recycles Day on November 15th

America Recycles Day, a nationwide initiative celebrated annually on November 15th, was started by the National Recycling Coalition in 1997. Since 2010, it has been a program of Keep America Beautiful, a nonprofit organization dedicated to litter prevention. Although it’s only a few weeks away, you still have plenty of time to plan. Here are several tips for what you …

4 Top Document Disposal Mistakes to Avoid

When it comes to information security, companies make errors all the time. Improper, even negligent disposal of confidential workplace documents happens often in both big and small organizations. Here are four top document disposal mistakes to avoid: Mistake 1: Using a Paper Shredder Paper shredding machines are costly and time-consuming. You must remove staples and paperclips from your files, separate …

Your Questions about Office Recycling, Answered

Today, more businesses are implementing green initiatives to help the environment. Office recycling is one of the most common of these initiatives, and while you know it benefitting our planet, did you know it can also improve your bottom line? In this blog, we answer your office recycling questions so you can help your organization go green. Q: How does …

5 Common Mistakes that Hinder the Recycling Process

If you’re not actively minimizing your organization’s impact on the environment, now is the time to start an office recycling program. You’ll want to make sure your recycling process is thorough, efficient and economical. Here are five common mistakes to avoid. Mistake 1: Going it Alone The actions you take to create a green office can earn you a pat …

4 Ways to Simplify Your Information Disposal Practices

Are your company’s information disposal practices impeding true growth, productivity and profitability? The answer is “yes” if you follow these inefficient steps when shredding documents:  Remove staples and paperclips from documents Separate files into easy-to-shred portions Hand-feed the documents into a shredder Empty and clean the shredding receptacle Dump shredded material in a dumpster With all of these steps, you …