Content related to ‘Waste Management’
Cigarette waste is recycled free of charge through a program launched by TerraCycle and facilitated by funding from Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co.
Designed to enhance safety, these tubes feature steel enclosures that attach to the bottom of the company’s recycling carts, trucks, or containers.
Featuring laser cut designs, this decorative sawgrass waste receptacle is the newest member of Witt’s Covington Collection.
This UN Certified container is suitable for collecting and transporting oil-based paints and stains, paint thinner, degreasers, aerosol paints, household batteries, and other hazardous and non-hazardous materials.
Facility managers implement this program for the collection, storage, and transport of the organic waste generated at their sites. Each program is designed based on the volume of organic waste typically generated.
The 2012 FEC Award winners completed a variety of electronics stewardship activities in fiscal year 2011, including purchasing more than 105,000 green electronics registered with EPEAT; enabling power saving sleep features on more than 97% of their computers and monitors; and recycling more than 361,000 pounds of electronics.
How facilities dispose of printer cartridges and other office supplies has an impact on the environment, for better or worse. Reusing and recycling printer cartridges can help reduce waste that goes to landfills. Cartridge World, a specialty retailer of ink and toner printer cartridges, notes the following statistics concerning the impact of these items. It takes about a gallon of oil to make a new laser cartridge. Nearly eight cartridges are thrown away per second in the United States. In North America, over 350 million cartridges per year are discarded in landfills, and that number increases by 12% annually. Every remanufactured laser cartridge saves nearly 2.5 pounds of metal and plastic waste from being deposited in landfills. A laser cartridge thrown into landfill can take up to 450 years to decompose. Some components made of industrial grade plastics will take over 1,000 years to decompose. 70% of used printer cartridges throughout the world are currently being thrown out.
These containers can be configured and reconfigured to meet current and future recycling needs.
The restaurant company’s 2012 report addresses projects in eight categories. Suppliers recognized in another report.
A pile mentality doesn’t cut it when it comes to handling waste. Ensuring materials do not unnecessarily end up in a landfill is a prime goal of a waste management plan.