Upcoming Community Shred Days

Pick your date! Protect your identity and support these local community organizations. Check out our Upcoming Community Shred Days: Saturday, September 20, 2015 11am-2pm Hosted by: Beth Tfiloh Location: 3300 Old Court Rd. Pikesville City, MD 21208 Saturday, October 10th, 2015 10am-12pm Hosted by: The Knights of Columbus Location: 1010 Frederick Rd. Catonsville, MD 21228 Sunday, October 25, 2015 9am – 12pm Hosted by: Beth …

ISRI Pushes for Ban on One-Bin Collection

For years, many municipalities and some businesses alike have been moving toward single stream collection under the guise that it is easier for people to do than dual stream and would allow for a higher collection rate. While a higher overall COLLECTION rate may be achievable through this process, that does not mean all that is collected will ACTUALLY be recycled. In fact, this …

The Importance of the Scrap Recycling Industry

Did you know that the scrap recycling industry provides a very large number of jobs in the U.S.? What about the fact that local governments depend on its revenue?  A recent report released by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) highlights the economic impact of the U.S. based scrap recycling industry and shows just how important it is. The U.S. scrap …

The Current State of Recycling in America

In comparison to other countries around the world, the U.S. comes in at a very mediocre nationwide recycling rate of just 34%. While many factors affect recycling in the U.S., one large cause for our “middle-of-the-road” rate is the lack of uniformity among recycling facilities. There are approximately 9,800 incompatible recycling systems in the U.S., all of which follow different rules and regulations. …

Why Can’t More Companies be Like Whole Foods?

If you’ve ever shopped at Whole Foods, you may be privy to the organization’s devotion to sustainability and overall betterment. With their motto “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet,” Whole Foods aims to emphasize that their vision reaches well beyond food retailing. Not only is Whole Foods’ commitment to betterment expressed in their motto, their mission and core values also detail their upstanding intentions: We …

Is a Recent Merger Disrupting Your Secure Shredding Program?

If you’re a client of a national shredding company, your secure shredding programs may have recently changed or a change could be in the works. Recent mergers may mean that your once attentive shredding service is no longer so conscientious of your needs. Most likely, if you are with a “big national,” the recent market changes have resulted in less service and a …

Despite Single Stream, U.S. Recycling Rate Remains Just Above 34%

According to a recently released report from the U.S. EPA, recycling rates in America continue to hover around just 34%. The report shows that the U.S. generated 254.11 million tons of municipal solid waste and recovered only 87.18 million tons for recycling and composting, making the recycling rate 34.3%, which is .2% less than in the year prior. For many municipalities, the adoption …

Recycling Facts from Around the Globe

These sharable recycling facts truly put the global need for recycling in perspective. Did you know that while America’s amount of recyclable materials in the waste stream is about 75%, we only end up recycling about 30%? In comparison, Sweden’s recycling rate of 99% puts us to shame. Share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more! We’ll be adding facts here monthly …

How to Run a Successful Office Recycling Competition

Are your employees’ recycling habits eliciting the kind of results your organization is aiming for? An office recycling competition can not only bring attention to the cause but it can also add a sense of community and enrich your company culture. Allowing your employees to see that issues like waste diversion are important to your organization can set a certain tone …

Earth Day Community Shred with 100.7 The Bay

Join Vangel, Freedmont and Goodwill, Wednesday, April 22 from 11-1pm in the executive plaza parking lot at the corner of McCormick and Schilling road for 100.7 The Bay’s Earth Day Community Shred!  (Baltimore, MD) – In recognition of the 45th Earth Day today, Vangel Inc. is joining individuals and organizations around the world in celebration of the earth and what can …