You help close the recycling loop by buying new products made from recycled materials. There are thousands of products that contain recycled content. When you go shopping, look for the following: Products that can be easily recycled Products that contain recycled content Below are some of the terms used: Recycled-content product – The product was manufactured with recycled materials either collected from a recycling program or from waste recovered during the normal manufacturing process. The label will sometimes include how much of the content
According to the US Green Building Committee, the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) administers LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), performing third-party technical reviews and verification of LEED-registered projects. Dedicated GBCI technical experts ensure the building certification process meets the highest levels of quality and integrity. For more or to learn how to become certified CLICK HERE
Do you know how many light bulb sockets you have in your home or business? With all of the bulbs… and replacing them, we often stop right before sticking it into the trash can and wonder, am I disposing of this properly? When a light bulb burns out, you have several choices for replacing it…. but how do you dispose of it? From incandescent to LEDs and fluorescents, how you dispose of them really depends upon the type of light bulb. Taking
DID YOU KNOW? A Message from the EPA Benefits of Recycling Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators Conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals Increases economic security by tapping a domestic source of materials Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials Saves energy Supports American manufacturing and conserves valuable resources Helps create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States
The Recycling Economic Information (REI) Report aims to increase the understanding of the economic implications of material reuse and recycling. How our society uses materials is fundamental to our economic and environmental future. Global competition for finite resources will intensify as world population and economies grow. More productive and less impactful use of materials helps our society remain economically competitive, contributes to our prosperity and protects the environment in a resource-constrained future. By converting waste materials into valuable raw materials,
More and more of today’s products are being manufactured with recycled content. Common household items that contain recycled materials include the following: Newspapers and paper towels Aluminum, plastic, and glass soft drink containers Steel cans Plastic laundry detergent bottles Recycled materials are also used in new ways such as recovered glass in asphalt to pave roads or recovered plastic in carpeting and park benches.