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Recycling: Did You Know?
Ask the average American to define metal and you might hear the words “steel,” “magnetic” and “strong.” But unless you’re talking to someone who works in the recycling or manufacturing industry, you probably won’t hear the words “ferrous” or “non-ferrous.” That’s because many people don’t realize that all metals fall into one of these two...
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To the average consumer, plummeting oil prices are a cause for celebration. The cheaper the oil, the less it costs to fill your gas tank and heat your home. But what consumers don’t typically realize is that oil prices directly affect the cost of plastic, the environmental value of recycling, and even local jobs. Because...
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Many companies, landlords, realtors, and others periodically encounter the need to efficiently and cost effectively remove obsolete stock, inventory, office furniture and structures, electronics, and more. These materials could be left behind due to a business closure, bankruptcy, relocation, renovation, or in the midst of downsizing. Even insurance claims resulting in water, smoke, or fire damage...
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In 2015, the State of Massachusetts generated 5.5 million tons of trash. For many years, the majority of this waste was disposed of in landfills.  Whether this is the “preferred” method, from an environmental standpoint, is a topic for discussion – however it is typically the most cost effective. This is about to change. Many...
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Many believe the recycling business to be a fast growing field. And why wouldn’t they—there are opportunities galore, as countries band together to save the planet, reduce our carbon footprint, and increase “sustainability.” However, entering the recycling field is more involved than it seems on the surface, and it takes patience and preparation to become...
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The United States generates a LOT of waste.  (254 million tons in 2013).  While many people regard recycling as the best method of waste removal, only 34% of our waste is actually recycled.  That leaves 66% or 167 million tons that need to be disposed of annually.  Where does it all go? Of this total,...
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The recycling industry has been playing a major role in reducing America’s trade deficit. In America, a considerable number of export containers are shipped to various countries. These containers are filled with scrap metal, paper, and plastics. Scrap commodities are among the nation’s largest exports by value. Overall, exports account for 27% of the recycling industry’s...
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We’ve gotten a lot of questions on where we ship or market the multiple grades of metal, paper, and plastic recyclable products we handle. When we reply that many of these materials are exported to foreign countries, people have a hard time believing recyclables would be shipped to the other side of the world for...
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Many people wonder why there are charges related to recycling since recyclable materials have value. Think of recycling as one option for managing waste. The process of managing that waste costs money. The value of the material generated through the process is not always equal or greater than the expenses, including transportation, sorting, equipment and...
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