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Why we support San Francisco’s ban on Styrofoam

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Industry News, Recycling | 0 comments

San Francisco’s recent ban on Styrofoam starting 1/1/2017 is one regulation we can agree with – and fully support. Here’s why:

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Small companies face challenges with Organics Recycling

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Recycling | 0 comments

Disposing of organic waste is mandated for large producers. Small producers may face other challenges and inadvertently create more problems.

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Are you doing all you can to protect your company,  client, patient, or customer sensitive information?

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Best Practices, Data Destruction, E-Waste, Secure Shredding | 0 comments

Most companies have a privacy policy in place, most likely included in their Company handbook. They may even review this with their employees from time to time -and perform periodic training to reinforce the need to keep their confidential information “their business”, and to minimize the possible risk of a security breach. But are you doing all you can to make sure your company – and more importantly your clients’, customers’, or patients’ information is not improperly accessed, misplaced,...

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Bundling, Compacting or Baling your Cardboard

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Best Practices, Recycling | 0 comments

While there are numerous ways to address the need to handle large amounts of scrap cardboard and paper, baling and compacting are the most common. Cardboard and paper typically generated in large quantity from distribution centers, large retailers and liquor stores, printers, manufacturing facilities – and many other locations – has to be efficiently handled and recycled. We are contacted on a regular basis to quote on “baled” cardboard – only to find out the material is really only...

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My Electronic Device Stores How Much Information?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Data Destruction | 0 comments

            Today everyone enjoys the use of electronics, and all the conveniences and luxury they provide. However it is sometimes overlooked that valuable and confidential information is stored on most every standard computer, laptop, cell phone, copier and fax machine. Many end of life electronic data storage devices are disposed of improperly. Often these devices contain a substantial amount of confidential information that can be damaging to a business if not properly disposed of. Following...

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New regulations being implemented for all export shipping companies

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Industry News | 0 comments

As part of the Safety of Lives at Sea (SOLAS), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has mandated that all containers specify a certified Verified Gross Mass (VGM) weight starting July 1st, 2016. The VGM consists of the weight of the cargo plus the tare weight of the container. If you are a shipper you and your company will now be responsible for providing the VGM to the ocean carrier prior to loading of the full container on a vessel....

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Truck drivers – they should be viewed as friends, not enemies.

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Best Practices | 0 comments

We encounter trucks in our travels and commutes every day. These trucks, which include not only tractor trailers but straight trucks and delivery vans, are part of our daily life. According to the US Dept. of Transportation there are over 15.5 million trucks operating in the US. Of these over 2 million are tractor trailers. Over 16 Billion tons of raw materials and finished goods are delivered by truck in the US each year. These trucks deliver practically everything...

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Are Recent Projections a Sign of a Bright Future For Old Corrugated Cardboard Demand?

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in News, Recycling | 0 comments

As anyone in the recycling industry knows – material prices are determined by only one basic factor, “supply & demand”. Market factors that can create demand can be a growth in production of finished product, (resulting in higher demand for recyclable feedstock) or even severe weather conditions affecting collection, transportation, and mill deliveries, which limit supply. Excessive supply is created by a slowdown in the economy – resulting in less or diminished raw material needs.  In severe cases this...

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How to obtain the highest value for your scrap metals

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Best Practices, Recycling | 0 comments

Know the best and most efficient way to maximize your scrap value. We share some guidance on what actions you can take to increase the value of your scrap materials.

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4 Negative Factors Affecting Recycling Markets in 2016

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Recycling | 0 comments

The downturn in recycling markets in the past few years has a far reaching impact, from the recycling and solid waste management companies, all the way to your home recycling bin.

Let’s take a look at four negative factors affecting the recycling markets in 2016:

Market Slowdown in China
“Soft” Markets
Crude Oil Prices
Challenges with Glass

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