By now you have probably herd of single stream or commingled recycling. But what is it exactly? How does it work? Is it better then dual stream recycling?
Here we have answered all of your questions about single stream recycling.
Each January, roughly 46% of Americans vow to improve themselves in one way or another by making a New Year’s resolution. Of that, only 8% are successful in achieving their goal.
Well we have one resolution that you can feel good about doing without putting in a ton of effort. Here is a list of 5 easy ways to reduce your environmental impact in 2016!
All of the gifts are opened, the in-laws have finally left, and if you eat any more fruitcake you might just burst. The most festive time of year is officially over. But now what?
As an ecofriendly person you dread the idea of post-holiday waste. There has to be something you can do? Not to worry we are here to help you finish out your environmentally friendly holiday season.
Here are our 10 post-holiday recycling tips:
We wanted to take this time to not only thank you for being a customer but also inform you of the street closures that will take place in Manhattan due to the New Year’s Eve celebration.
According to the EPA “food waste is the second largest category of municipal solid waste (MSW) sent to landfills in the United States...that is over 30 million tons of food waste that the U. S. sends to the landfills each year. The majority of these organics takes a long, fossil fuel-powered trip to the landfill. Methane from these landfills is equal to around 20% of the pollution output of coal-fired power plants in the United States.”
So how do we reduce these numbers? How do we uses organics for good to benefit the environment instead of wasting them?
The answer is composting.
Holiday parties are typically filled with food, drinks, fun and laughter. Everyone gets together to celebrate the season and have a good time. But many times the waste that these parties produce is no cheerful matter. There are things you can do to cut down waste and throw and environmentally friendly holiday party.
So, whether you’re hosting a family holiday party or an office holiday party here are our 10 tips for throwing an eco-friendly holiday party.
Today, The Action Environmental Group became a trend setter on a national level, to the best of our knowledge.
WasteExpo 2015 got underway with a busy conference program on Monday. The third annual Investor Summit featured 16 sessions including company presentations and panel discussions. Education tracks on fleet & equipment technology, recycling/resource recovery, hauling, business development and concurrent tracks on composting and organics all filled the day.
The recent unexpected collapse in oil prices is putting the squeeze on the recycling industry.
Georgia city has suspended the jail sentence of a sanitation worker who violated a city ordinance by picking up trash too early.
In a section of the job-hungry South Bronx zoned for heavy manufacturing—a mere minute or two from the Major Deegan Expressway and the RFK (Triborough) Bridge—sits a trash-transfer station. At the state-of-the-art facility, which like all such stations is enclosed to minimize odors, optical-sorting equipment and workers pull recyclable material from regular garbage so as little waste as possible ends up in landfills. Its 120 employees are paid well above minimum wage and earn promotions if they perform well. Some hail from a program that steers defendants from the criminal-justice system into productive employment.
Keurig Green Mountain made $4.7 billion in revenue last year. Much of that money came thanks to K-Cups, the coffee-in-a-pod system invented by cofounder John Sylvan. The product is everywhere. And its waste is, too, thanks to the fact that the cups are almost impossible to recycle.
Action Environmental Group
Ronald S. Bergamini, CEO
New York City Council
Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
Councilmember Antonio Reynoso, Chairman
February 13, 2015
As we feast, give gifts, decorate and travel during holiday season, we also consume lots of resources and generate lots of waste. The amount of household garbage in the United States can increase by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, from 4 million tons to 5 million tons.