Recycled Material

Today we are going to discuss some facts about recycling glass containers.  A lot of us remember when when we were younger and you could turn in your glass bottles for a deposit back, that was the start of glass recycling.  Today we rinse out...

Today, we are going to continue our discussion on the top 10 most important materials to recycle. #6: HDPE plastic bottles HDPE stands for high-density polyethylene, a common and more dense plastic, which is used for detergents, bleach, shampoo, milk jugs. #7: Glass containers. Recycled glass saves 50...

Today we continue our recycling facts,  we are discussing paper.  This includes many forms of paper, including office paper, newspaper and even corrugated cardboard.  Paper is among one of the largest parts of the waste stream, every year thousands of tons of paper end up...

E-waste is a growing problem, accounting for 20-50 million metric tons of global waste per year according to the EPA. It is also the fastest growing waste stream in the EU.   Many recyclers do not recycle e-waste responsibly. After the cargo barge Khian Sea...

Today I am going to discuss what a MRF(materials recovery facility) is. A materials recovery facility, (MRF, pronounced "murf") is a specialized plant that receives, separates and prepares recyclable materials for marketing to end-user manufacturers. Generally, there are two different types: clean and dirty materials recovery...

Today we are going to discuss recycling wire. The market for wire recycling has grown tenfold over the last few years. A large number of recycling companies will buy your old copper wire and send it for refining or smelting. Two of the biggest advantages of recycling...

Today we are going to look at the recycling process for aluminum scrap, what happens to it after it is picked up from your curb? Aluminum takes many forms. It’s used for consumer products ranging from beverage cans Baled Aluminum Cansto TV dinner trays to door frames....