15 September 2015
Waste to energy programs have evolved over the years. Currently, the United States has 86 of these plants located in 25 states. These facilities convert non-recyclable waste and turn it into various forms of energy, including heat, fuel, and electricity. The current facilities are able to produce 2,720 megawatts of power from 28 million tons of waste. If you are a business owner, you should support building more of these plants so that your recyclable materials do not end up in landfills but actually help produce energy.
Uses For Recycled Cooking Oil
27 July 2015
If you're like most restaurants, you go through a huge amount of cooking oil each month. However, disposing of used oil can be a problem. You don't want to put it in your drains and risk clogging your pipes and contaminating the sewer system. Although there are many ways to properly dispose of your cooking oil, recycling this product is just good business.
Recycling your oil is not only kind to the environment, but can actually attract customers who prefer to do business with companies to make efforts to reduce their carbon footprint.
How To Make Money Selling Scrap Metal
18 July 2015
Most households and businesses have so-called scrap metal sitting around. It could be an old appliance, discarded building supplies, a bicycle you never use or old shelving. All of these items represent money if you're willing to haul them down to a scrap yard. However, to people who have never made such a transaction, the thought of selling scrap metal can be rather intimidating. After all, most scrap yards are located in less familiar neighborhoods and you may be uncertain about what to do when you arrive at the yard.
3 Recycling Tips For Medical Facilities
15 July 2015
According to the World Health Organization, only 20% of the waste generated by healthcare activities is hazardous or toxic. The other 80% of waste is just general waste. With so much non-hazardous waste coming out of healthcare facilities, it's vital that clinics, nursing homes, and hospitals take steps to ensure that any recyclable material is recycled, rather than ending up in landfills. If you're looking for ways to green up the waste management department of your medical facility, here are some tips that can help.