Content related to ‘Recycling’
Several recent textile and fabric product releases are featured in this latest post.
Reaching a recent milestone, the program is a resource for facility professionals during sustainable renovations.
The success of recycling programs relies heavily on occupant engagement.
Bob Wengel, vice president of facilities at the John G. Shedd Aquarium and 2012 TFM Facility Executive of the Year, writes on the strides the facility is making in sustainability.
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.
When seeking pre-owned furniture, a little research can go a long way toward finding a suitable dealer.
These containers can be configured and reconfigured to meet current and future recycling needs.
Facilities staff call attention to recycling with a giant “N” made of plastic water bottles.
The CFL Premium is designed to crush and store up to 3,000 compact fluorescent lamps prior to recycling.
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.