Archive for the ‘Recycling’ Category

E-waste: The importance of discarding responsibly

Friday, January 12th, 2018

  According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, electronic waste, also called e-waste or e-scrap, is defined as “used electronics that are nearing the end of their useful life and are discarded, donated or given to a recycler.” Though electronic waste makes up only 2% of the trash in the United States’ landfills, it […]

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Factoid Friday! 3 Paper Types

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Recycled paper can be made from three different types of paper; mill broke (paper scrap and trimmings), pre-consumer waste (paper that was discarded before consumer use), and post-consumer waste (paper discarded after consumer use, such as old newspapers).

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Recycled Hard Drives

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

After shredding, our hard drives are recycled at a licensed e-waste facility. #responsibleShredding #shredRIGHT

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Factoid Friday! Recycling Rates Higher in Greater MN or Urban?

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Factoid Friday! The recycling rates are similar across the state: 44 percent in Greater Minnesota and 47 percent in urban areas.  

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Zero Landfill–Always.

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Our Green Smart discipline means that once your material is shredded, we keep the material out of landfills. It’s a zero-landfill policy.  For example, most shredded data tapes are incinerated for waste-to-energy and shredded hard drives are recycled at a licensed e-waste facility. Why? Because we #shredRIGHT

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The High Cost of Litter

Friday, April 15th, 2016

To celebrate Tax Day today, here’s an interesting Factoid: $11.5 billion of tax dollars are spent every year to clean up litter. Most people do not really think about how much of their little actions can affect the entire nation’s well-being.

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