Waste Reduction & Responsible Disposal

Sep
30
2012
Recycling Electronics – BONUS

What It Is Recycling electronics is a way to reduce the negative societal, human health, and environmental impacts resulting from the improper disposal of electronic waste, or “e-waste.” Recycling e-waste will: (1) reduce the potential for electronic products’ hazardous materials to harm humans and ecosystems (2) extend the life of …

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Feb
1
2012
Composting

What It Is Composting is a natural process that turns decomposed organic materials into a rich soil called compost. Composting involves mixing yard and organic waste in a pile or bin and mimicking conditions that support the process of decomposition. Decomposition is fueled by millions of microscopic organisms (i.e., bacteria, …

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Nov
2
2011
Zero Waste to Landfill – BONUS

What It Is Zero waste is when absolutely no trash or other types of solid waste generated in a business or home are sent to a landfill. It goes beyond recycling in that it strives for the most efficient use possible for all materials and that those materials either return to the …

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Sep
15
2011
Recycling

What It Is Recycling is the practice of breaking down an old product, such as a plastic bottle or an aluminum can, and using it to create a new one. Recycling reduces the need to harvest new natural resources produce products.   While the first two goals should always be …

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Sep
12
2011
Disposing of Hazardous Waste

What It Is Hazardous waste is waste that is dangerous or potentially harmful to our health or the environment. Hazardous wastes can be liquids, solids, gases, or sludges. They include commercial products, such as cleaning fluids or pesticides, and some by-products of manufacturing processes.[1] Hazardous waste should not be dumped …

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Sep
12
2011
Environmentally-Friendly Printing

What It Is Environmentally-friendly printing combines sustainability with the printing of paper products. It involves practices that prove less harmful to the environment than customary printing practices. Some eco-friendly printing tips include: Using digital formats over printing whenever possible Using recycled paper Using recycled printer cartridges Purchasing soy-based ink Printing …

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Sep
12
2011
Reusing Materials

What It Is Reuse is different from recycling, although people often confuse the two. Recycling, while a good practice, uses a lot of energy and requires an industrial change to a product. This usually results in a new product of lesser quality. Reusing a product, however, does not require major …

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Sep
12
2011
Solid Waste Audits

What It Is A solid waste audit helps an organization understand its waste production and disposal. During a solid waste audit, an employee or auditor will examine the sources, composition, weight, volume, and end location of an organization’s waste.The organization can then use the audit’s results to reduce its waste …

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