Valerie Androutsopoulos Judges MDE’s Rethink Recycling Contest

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 …

How China’s Green Fence is Affecting Recycling in the U.S.

China’s Green Fence Affecting Recycling Industry in the US Since China’s “Operation Green Fence” was enacted earlier this year, China has rejected 68,000 tons (metric 61,700 tonnes) of waste. Some speculated that the initiative would blow over in a couple of months because “…Chinese manufacturers, who really do need the plastic resin and other raw materials, will pressure the government to …

HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Final Rule Compliance Date Approaches

With the frequency of audits and the fines associated with violations increasing, HIPAA/HITECH compliance continues to be frustrating for many companies.  While most of us think of hospitals, dental and doctor’s offices as “Covered Entities,” technically any employer that has completed health insurance applications or injury reports on file, is considered a “small covered entity.” According to HIPAA, every covered …

Upcoming Community Shred Days

Check out our Upcoming Community Shred Days: Saturday, April 13, 2013 10-12pm Hosted by: The Knights of Columbus Location: 1010 Frederick Rd., Catonsville, MD 21228 Suggested Donation: $10 Proceeds benefit: Patapsco Council 1960’s Saturday, April 20, 2013 11am – 12pm Hosted by: Prostatis Financial Advisor’s Group Location: 428 Crain Highway North, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 Proceeds benefit: Customer Appreciation Monday, April …

Garbage Dreams

Welcome to the world’s largest garbage village located on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. The Zaballeen (Arabic for garbage people) recycle 80 percent of the trash they collect –– far more than other recycling initiatives. But now a multi-national corporation threatens their livelihood. This independent film follows three teenage boys born into the business who are forced to make choices …

Ways to Repurpose, Reuse & Upcycle

Link Roundup Ways to Repurpose, Reuse & Upcycle! As the new year begins, find some uses for your old stuff! Christmas has just passed & it’s too late to use these great decoration ideas, but why not pin it for next year? Top 10 Christmas Decorations Made With Recycled Materials Always looking for new ways to use old things? 50 …

Community Shred Day

This Weekend we have our first community shred day of the fall with all proceeds benefiting the Catonsville Lions Club’s charitable projects. Check back for more shredding events in the Baltimore area!