Author: nsr-emily

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.

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“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:

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Employee behavior patterns are at the heart of a company’s recycling program. Therefore, companies looking to increase recycling should also look at changing employee behavior. Here are two specific biases that might be affecting your coworkers’ recycling habits:

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When you hear the term, “Waste to Energy,” what comes to mind? Likely, you’ve never pictured all the “opportunity fuels” and pathways that exist in the world of Waste to Energy (WTE).

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At Northstar, we proudly advertise that our company is founded on a core belief in recycling. We believe discarded materials have value, and it is both damaging to our planet as well as financially irresponsible for businesses to landfill reusable resources. Because our mission is to help businesses recycle more and landfill less, we wanted to share some relevant facts we found in this article, by SaveOnEnergy.com,  that takes an in depth look at the history of American landfills and their negative effects.

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As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues implementing its Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), we wanted to take a moment to highlight one key point: FSMA regulations do not mean an end to animal feed as a viable recycling solution for food waste.

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The United States’ federal government has set a new goal to reduce food waste in the U.S. by 50 percent over the next 15 years.

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