What’s the difference between the plastic film around a package of chicken breasts and that found around a package of beef steaks? Believe it or not, these are likely two different kinds of plastic, requiring different recycling methods. Here are some facts about plastic film recycling that could help your company better understand and improve its waste and recycling processes.
To be successful, the recycling process needs more than just companies who are willing to recycle. It needs manufacturers who are willing to help build demand for recyclables. That’s why, when our team at Northstar hears stories about companies like Adidas using recycled plastic in their products, we want to share the exciting news.
Did you know, recycling 1 ton of cardboard could save over 17 trees? Since cardboard also is a very marketable scrap material, recycling this waste stream can have significant economic benefits in addition to the positive environmental impact. Here are some cardboard recycling best practices that could help your company get the best value from recycling this waste stream.
“Like Rumpelstiltskin spun straw to gold, balers turn scrap into valued commodities.” These words, by Northstar team member, Emily Wilson, in her Recycling Today article, “A business’ guide to baler use,” highlight the significant impact baling can have on a company’s recycling program. Here are some key points worth noting from Wilson’s article:
One of the largest suppliers of buns in the American Baking Industry, Northeast Foods also makes recycling a daily priority for its business. Glimpse how this Food and Beverage Manufacturer is championing recycling in the industry.
Organic waste recycling can be more complicated than simply composting. From contaminants to composition, there are multiple factors that affect the type of outlet you can use to recycle organic waste, and which outlets will be most cost effective. Black Soldier Fly (BSF) Farms are one type of outlet that can handle more complex organic waste streams. Here are some interesting facts about using Black Solider Flies to recycle organic waste.
It’s the beginning of 2017, and with the New Year, businesses in Vermont will face some mandatory New Year’s Resolutions. Starting July 1 of 2017, anyone who generates 18 or more tons of food waste per year will have to divert this waste if they are within 20 miles of a certified organics facility. This is one of many mandates resulting from Vermont’s 2012 Universal Recycling Law (Act 148).