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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Why Recycle Cardboard?

By Chris Norriss

Generally there are two types of cardboard that are considered to be recyclable. The first is the ruffled kind used in packaging materials called corrugated cardboard. The other is called paperboard or flat cardboard and is the kind most of us are familiar with because it is used in everything from cereal boxes and frozen food containers to shipping boxes, shoe boxes and cylinders. Depending on the rules in your area, some lighter weight cardboard (paperboard) such as cereal and food product boxes can by sorted with your paper products. However, the thicker cardboard associated with storage and packing boxes needs to be unfolded and flattened before it can be recycled. That way it is easier and less expensive to transport to the recycling hubs because it takes up less volume when it is flat. Of course, it is important to keep your cardboard away from any damp or wet areas until it is picked up or taken to a bin. If your community does not provide cardboard recycling, you can take the flattened boxes to your local supermarket and ask them to put your stack with theirs to be recycled. Almost every grocery store or department store participates in a commercial cardboard recycling program. But most of them will not take the lighter weight cardboard or paperboard.

So why is it so important to recycle cardboard? Over 90% of all products shipped inside the United States are shipped in cardboard boxes. Now multiply that worldwide and that's a lot of cardboard to manufacture. Naturally, cardboard is made from pulp and pulp is made from trees. Since there are a limited number of trees on the earth to provide us with oxygen and shade, it makes sense to try to not use so many of them to make all of those boxes. Even more important, the actual process of making cardboard is an environmentally messy one utilizing chemicals known to deplete ozone. When recycled corrugated and flat cardboard is used, it eliminates a lot of extra plastic or Styrofoam packing materials that are not biodegradable and fill up the landfills. Finally, by reusing cardboard, the manufacturing emissions are reduced by half. That's reason enough, don't you agree?

Some cardboard is not recyclable. Milk cartons are one example because they are wax coated to prevent leakage. Any boxes that have leaked some of their contents or gotten repeatedly damp cannot be recycled. The reason is that the chemicals that can be released from stains or moisture can be damaging to breathe if they are stored in a compact space. Some boxes may be treated with laminates, making them not very recyclable. The best is to use your common sense and examine the heavy cardboard. If it is oily, stained, damp, slick or overly dyed, please do not try and recycle it.

For more information on recycling go to [http://www.recycleability.com/]

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Recycle Cardboard

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Why Recycle Cardboard?

By Chris Norriss

Generally there are two types of cardboard that are considered to be recyclable. The first is the ruffled kind used in packaging materials called corrugated cardboard. The other is called paperboard or flat cardboard and is the kind most of us are familiar with because it is used in everything from cereal boxes and frozen food containers to shipping boxes, shoe boxes and cylinders. Depending on the rules in your area, some lighter weight cardboard (paperboard) such as cereal and food product boxes can by sorted with your paper products. However, the thicker cardboard associated with storage and packing boxes needs to be unfolded and flattened before it can be recycled. That way it is easier and less expensive to transport to the recycling hubs because it takes up less volume when it is flat. Of course, it is important to keep your cardboard away from any damp or wet areas until it is picked up or taken to a bin. If your community does not provide cardboard recycling, you can take the flattened boxes to your local supermarket and ask them to put your stack with theirs to be recycled. Almost every grocery store or department store participates in a commercial cardboard recycling program. But most of them will not take the lighter weight cardboard or paperboard.

So why is it so important to recycle cardboard? Over 90% of all products shipped inside the United States are shipped in cardboard boxes. Now multiply that worldwide and that's a lot of cardboard to manufacture. Naturally, cardboard is made from pulp and pulp is made from trees. Since there are a limited number of trees on the earth to provide us with oxygen and shade, it makes sense to try to not use so many of them to make all of those boxes. Even more important, the actual process of making cardboard is an environmentally messy one utilizing chemicals known to deplete ozone. When recycled corrugated and flat cardboard is used, it eliminates a lot of extra plastic or Styrofoam packing materials that are not biodegradable and fill up the landfills. Finally, by reusing cardboard, the manufacturing emissions are reduced by half. That's reason enough, don't you agree?

Some cardboard is not recyclable. Milk cartons are one example because they are wax coated to prevent leakage. Any boxes that have leaked some of their contents or gotten repeatedly damp cannot be recycled. The reason is that the chemicals that can be released from stains or moisture can be damaging to breathe if they are stored in a compact space. Some boxes may be treated with laminates, making them not very recyclable. The best is to use your common sense and examine the heavy cardboard. If it is oily, stained, damp, slick or overly dyed, please do not try and recycle it.

For more information on recycling go to [http://www.recycleability.com/]

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Recycling Paper - How It Helps Our Eco-System

By Victoria M. Brown

Recycling paper is the process of taking waste paper, or paper that would otherwise be thrown out, and remaking it into new paper products. Paper that can be used to make recycled paper is broken down into three categories- mill broke, pre-consumer waste, and post-consumer waste. Mill broke paper is paper that becomes scrap during the manufacturing of paper and it is recycled right in the paper mill. Pre-consumer paper waste is papers that were discarded before consumer use. Post-consumer paper waste is papers that were discarded by the consumer after use. Paper that is used in recycling is called scrap paper.

What is the recycling process?

There are usually 8 steps in the process of recycling paper. The first is called pulping, which is adding water to the paper and using machines to separate the fibers. The second step is screening, where screens are used to remove contaminants that are larger than the fibers. Next is centrifugal cleaning during which the materials that are denser than fiber are released. Flotation or deinking then causes ink to collect on the surface of the paper. The fifth step is called kneading or dispersion. Here machines help remove any remaining contaminant particles. Nest washing helps remove any small particles by passing water through the fibers. If the paper is supposed to be white, it is now bleached. Finally, the recycled paper is clean and it is now made into a new paper product.

What types of paper can be recycled?

Each recycling plant accepts different kinds of paper for recycling. Some types of paper forms that are commonly accepted include:

o White and colored paper

o While and colored envelopes

o Booklets or manuals

o Fax or copy paper

o Greeting cards

o Post-it notes

o Soft covered books

o Manila folders

o Magazines

o Newspapers

o Collapsed cardboard boxes

Why recycle?

90% of paper is made from wood. Paper production uses about 43% of harvested wood. Recycling newspaper saves about 1 ton of wood and recycling print or copy paper saves about 2 tons of wood.

Energy consumption is also reduced by recycling. However, the exact energy savings is still being debated. The Energy Information Administration claims that when paper is made with recycled paper, there is a 40% reduction in energy use, but the Bureau of International Recycling says that there is a 64% reduction. Regardless of which estimate is correct, both numbers represent a significant energy savings.

In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency has found that recycling paper causes 35% less water pollution and 74% less air pollution.

What are some of the resources saved per ton of paper recycled?

o 17 trees

o 350 pounds of limestone

o 60,000 gallons of water

o 9,000 pounds of steam

o 275 pounds of sulfur

o 225 kilowatt hours

o 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space

Recycling paper has substantial benefits on our eco-system and it is so easy to do! Many communities have a recycling pickup day just as they have garbage pickup days. Simply contact your local waste management center to find out how to begin recycling in your community!

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Innovative Waste Recycling For Businesses

By Jan Gamm

Waste recycling has become big business for those who have recognised the advantages of adopting waste recycling policies in their offices and factories.

So how can offices recycle waste? What can be recycled? The fact is that in offices, most of the waste can be recycled in one way or another. Waste paper should always be recycled, which means making inroads into the cleaning contractors' policies of emptying waste paper buckets. It also means putting a strict policy in place for employees to ensure that no plastic sandwich packaging is added to the waste paper bin and no waste food from lunch is put into the paper waste either.

Inkjet cartridges may be recycled and also it is a good idea to place a cell phone recycling policy at the front desk and a drop zone for those who wish to dispose of their old cell phones. Always buy reconditioned office equipment such as telephone handsets and cell phones; headsets; computer keyboards; paper products. The green policy should start with the CEO's office and work on down through management level, finally ending on the factory floor where production materials may be categorized and recycled accordingly.

When putting a recycling process in place, always consult a professional waste disposal and recycling expert who will advise on how to separate waste and especially on how to treat potentially dangerous waste such as batteries; oil; acids etc. Most dangerous wastes are controlled items which must be disposed of professionally.

For companies who dispose of waste responsibly, there are a number of rewards; good public relations being one of them. Local newspapers and specialist publications are always ready to include a free item on green issues. Government contracts are always prioritized for companies with an efficient eco friendly policy in place. And why not do something for the environment while you are busy earning profits? Why not let the environment earn you something in exchange by creating a market for your used raw materials? Recycling is both green and cash friendly.

Companies that have become entitled to include eco friendly credentials in their business profile benefit by improving their reputation within the community and being able to promote their brand as an environmentally sympathetic product. A green policy goes a long way to building new relationships with clients and can often be the deal breaker that provides the edge on the competition.

In the near future, it will become more and more difficult to function successfully without an established and efficient waste disposal and recycling process. Businesses that specialise in manufacturing from raw materials and have a substantial waste problem can restructure profitability by consulting a waste management expert for advice on how to turn around recyclable waste, making savings in both cash and space.

Making the environment a priority need not be without its advantages. Making the right decisions on waste and recycling in liaison with a professional waste disposal company can lead to substantial savings and better productivity.

The article on Innovative Waste Recycling for Businesses is part of Waste 1 Disposal Services Inc's continuing series of articles on waste disposal and recycling.

Waste 1 Disposal Services Inc [http://www.waste1.ca] is a portal dealing with community waste and responsible recycling methods

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Jan_Gamm/103531
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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Innovative Waste Recycling For Businesses

By Jan Gamm

Waste recycling has become big business for those who have recognised the advantages of adopting waste recycling policies in their offices and factories.

So how can offices recycle waste? What can be recycled? The fact is that in offices, most of the waste can be recycled in one way or another. Waste paper should always be recycled, which means making inroads into the cleaning contractors' policies of emptying waste paper buckets. It also means putting a strict policy in place for employees to ensure that no plastic sandwich packaging is added to the waste paper bin and no waste food from lunch is put into the paper waste either.

Inkjet cartridges may be recycled and also it is a good idea to place a cell phone recycling policy at the front desk and a drop zone for those who wish to dispose of their old cell phones. Always buy reconditioned office equipment such as telephone handsets and cell phones; headsets; computer keyboards; paper products. The green policy should start with the CEO's office and work on down through management level, finally ending on the factory floor where production materials may be categorized and recycled accordingly.

When putting a recycling process in place, always consult a professional waste disposal and recycling expert who will advise on how to separate waste and especially on how to treat potentially dangerous waste such as batteries; oil; acids etc. Most dangerous wastes are controlled items which must be disposed of professionally.

For companies who dispose of waste responsibly, there are a number of rewards; good public relations being one of them. Local newspapers and specialist publications are always ready to include a free item on green issues. Government contracts are always prioritized for companies with an efficient eco friendly policy in place. And why not do something for the environment while you are busy earning profits? Why not let the environment earn you something in exchange by creating a market for your used raw materials? Recycling is both green and cash friendly.

Companies that have become entitled to include eco friendly credentials in their business profile benefit by improving their reputation within the community and being able to promote their brand as an environmentally sympathetic product. A green policy goes a long way to building new relationships with clients and can often be the deal breaker that provides the edge on the competition.

In the near future, it will become more and more difficult to function successfully without an established and efficient waste disposal and recycling process. Businesses that specialise in manufacturing from raw materials and have a substantial waste problem can restructure profitability by consulting a waste management expert for advice on how to turn around recyclable waste, making savings in both cash and space.

Making the environment a priority need not be without its advantages. Making the right decisions on waste and recycling in liaison with a professional waste disposal company can lead to substantial savings and better productivity.

The article on Innovative Waste Recycling for Businesses is part of Waste 1 Disposal Services Inc's continuing series of articles on waste disposal and recycling.

Waste 1 Disposal Services Inc [http://www.waste1.ca] is a portal dealing with community waste and responsible recycling methods

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Jan_Gamm/103531
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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Why Should Industrial Companies Use Recycling Equipment?

By Amy Nutt

Industrial companies have been, and still are in some parts of the world, the biggest environmental polluters of the modern age. Many of the global environmental problems we face today are a result of industry's irresponsible disposal of their waste products. Widespread dumping of chemical toxins and medical waste in our oceans and unchecked toxic atmospheric emissions have greatly contributed to our current environmental crises. Because of this, it is imperative that industrial companies make heavy use of modern recycling equipment.

While consumer households, small businesses and government administration produce their fair share of trash, industrial companies produce the majority of waste, byproducts and atmospheric toxins in the world. While the U.S. and other nations have implemented some waste disposal protocol, much of the larger and more populated countries of the world currently have no regulations regarding environmental protection, and even those countries that have mandated environmental waste protocol have focused more on community recycling than industrial recycling of waste materials. Even if the government does not mandate industrial recycling, large industrial companies should take it upon themselves to institute their own waste recycling programs.

While the initial cost of installing and implementing recycling equipment may be high, there are many long term benefits to be had by industrial companies in taking the recycling route. Recycling their industrial byproducts could eliminate disposal costs by eradicating the need for landfill placement while potentially generating more material for future manufacturing. That's a double bonus! In addition, community support of the company's recycling program could generate even more business as the people who respect their recycling policy purchase the product from them rather than that of a competitor's company who still disposes of their waste in the old-fashioned way. Since being green is so popular and necessary these days, the publicity generated simply by implementing a significant recycling program could mean big business for the wise, future-minded and conscientious company.

The short term benefits of disposing of waste rather than recycling it are just that short term and short sighted. Progressively minded individuals and companies have always triumphed over their recessive counterparts. Those with the vision to see and implement the trends of the future are, unsurprisingly, far ahead of their outdated competitors. Right now, the future trends mandate the use of environmentally friendly practices designed to reduce waste and generate new product from pre-used material. For industrial companies this means that the ability to adapt to the changing needs of an advancing civilization is imperative to their long term success. Without the flexibility and willingness to grow in accordance with new, available technologies, industrial companies who continue to produce massive amounts of cluttering waste are giving themselves a slow but inevitable death sentence.

In order to remain a viable product source into the future, industrial companies must take the initiative to reduce their waste products before the changing world around them discounts them as dinosaurs of an irresponsible era. The best and most feasible way they can do this is to invest in the recycling equipment currently available to them which has the potential to carry them into a cleaner, better and even more productive future.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Optical Sorting Applications in the Recycling Industry

By Joshua D. James

Optical sorting applications in the recycling industry gather every possible inch of recyclable material. With this photo process recycling is able to gain every ounce of environmental material. Regaining resources is important. With population growth and more countries developing an industrial economy, greater demand is placed on environmental resources.

Plastic recycling equipment is more effective in reclaiming material moving across the recycle belt. With an optical sorting application in the recycling industry a company has the ability to gather more material with automatic optical solutions. The advantage of using sensors to increase productivity is promoted by the use of sorting machines. This operates with a computing system designed with an easy to use interface that directs sensors that detect the level of plastics and channels them to the necessary bins. The sorting machine detects, sorts and controls the washing, separating and size reduction of plastics on the conveyor belt.

Each item lost is money down the drain. This loss can decide whether a company makes a profit or stays at a financial disadvantage. Single stream recycling clears recycled material of any non-usable materials and gets it ready for the specific channels that move it to the packaging point to be delivered to the end user.

There are many elements sorted in recycling, aluminum, plastic, and glass, card board and other valuable materials. Efficient management of these products increases profits. Sorting machines speed waste recovery, allowing more materials to be kept for productive accumulation. This special technology helps improve material sorting when inspected by the human eye.

The use of a sorting machine aids in the recycle process. Some companies use a single commodity sorting process. This can be done with any kind of material, paper, glass or electronic devices. Some companies specialize in aluminum or plastic recycling collecting the maximum material for the greatest financial gain. Trash piles are filled with materials that have the capacity to earn money. Sorting machines lessen the loss of missed materials moving through the conveyor area. Recycling plants are able to package and move a tremendous amount of merchandise by enabling optical sorting applications in busy facilities.

Optical sorting applications are extremely important to the recycling industry, as well as solid wastes, because they help separate various materials regardless of whether they can be reused. Optical sorting application continue to advance and the most state-of-the-art trash sorting facilities keep up with the latest advancements in order to effectively sort solid wastes, e-waste and other materials that humans dispose of.

Learn about optical sorting applications in the recycling industry, as well as solid waste management facilities.

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