• What Is Closed-Loop/Circular Economy Recycling?

    September 10, 2020

    What are the differences between circular and linear economies? With linear economics, items are used once. Everything in a linear economy is single-use. Circular economics improves upon that by taking items and using them as many times as possible. Closed-loop recycling goes hand in hand with a circular economy by reusing items instead of using […]

  • A Look Inside a Recycling Plant – How Your Items Get Sorted and Recycled

    August 25, 2020

    Recycling is a process where you take items made of a specific material, break it down, and reuse it in some way. The metal can that you rinsed you gets sorted and crushed with thousands of other cans to be processed, melted, and reused. Together, they get melted down and turned into new cans. Paper […]

  • During COVID-19 Outbreak, Cities Slash Recycling Programs. Here’s the Impact.

    August 19, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot. We’re working from home when possible. We’re social distancing. Some are wearing masks whether it’s a state mandate or not. We’re getting curbside meals rather than eating out. We’re staying home more, ordering online more, and creating more trash and recycling than before. These new habits have impacted […]

  • How to Recycle All Types of Amazon Packaging

    August 5, 2020

    There’s a problem out there that you may not stop to consider. The packaging materials you get are often trashed unnecessarily. You might know to recycle cardboard, but have you ever stopped to think about how you’re supposed to recycle it? You probably are not aware that plastic envelopes, bubble wrap, and bags are all […]

  • Unique Ways to Reuse Your Trash and Old Items

    July 22, 2020

    Did you know that per EPA reports, Americans throw away 267.8 million tons of waste each day? It breaks down to just over 4.5 pounds per person each day. Of that waste, about 10% is composted, some is burned for energy, and the rest sits in the landfill where it slowly breaks down. Reusing trash […]

  • Is Reusing & Recycling Safe During The COVID Pandemic?

    July 15, 2020

    When the World Health Organization first announced COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, no one knew what to expect. Most people had no ideas they’d be working from home offices for months, social distancing, and wearing masks. As some states had to shut down recycling centers and solid waste districts, concerns over reuse and […]

  • Amazon and ERI Launch an Innovative Recycling Bin Program

    July 7, 2020

    Everyone should recycle as much as they can both at home and the office. Landfills are overflowing across the nation and each day more trash is generated. The Global E-Waste Statistics Partnership estimates that each US resident generates around 42 pounds of e-waste each year. Only 25 states have laws that mandate electronics recycling. Only […]

  • 5 Fun Recycling Facts

    June 10, 2020

    Did you know recycling doesn’t just keep garbage from our local landfills, it can provide raw materials for manufacturing new products.

  • 5 Ways to Recycle Old Board Games

    November 21, 2019

    If you have some old games tucked away that you no longer play with, don’t throw them out…

  • 4 Easy Ways to Refresh How You Recycle

    July 23, 2019

    Sometimes it’s a good idea to step back and look at how your recycling habits are working for you.