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There are two recycling holidays each year.  You’ve heard of Earth Day, but do you know about America Recycles Day? America Recycles Day America Recycles Day is a national initiative started by Keep America Beautiful. It is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. On November 15th...
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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...
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In 2014 the State of Massachusetts implemented an “Organic Waste Ban”, mandating that any organization that generates more than 2,000 lbs. per week of food waste must compost or repurpose. Repurposing can include utilizing as animal feed, or even energy generation through biogas recovery. This may sound like a simple way to divert material from...
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As a family owned business we are not a big supporter of government induced bans, regulations, or any other mandate that puts restrictions or has a negative impact on any business. San Francisco’s recent ban on Styrofoam starting 1/1/2017 is one regulation we can agree with – and fully support. Expanded polystyrene, (EPS), which is commonly...
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