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VIDEO: Paper Shredding AND Recycling

When paper is shredded AND then recycled, you are not only handling your confidential/sensitive documents corrrectly, but you are also being environmentally friendly. You are reducing the demand for lumber, water and energy required to produce new paper. For secure and sustainable shredding, you should: Go local. Make sure the shredding facility is nearby so … Continue reading VIDEO: Paper Shredding AND Recycling

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VIDEO: Recycling More vs. Recycling Right (Highlights From SXSW Panel)

This 3 min. video offers highlights of the panel discussion on “Recycling More vs. Recycling Right in America” at the 2014 SXSW Eco Conference on sustainability in Austin, Texas. The discussion was moderated by the National Waste & Recycling Association’s President and CEO Sharon H. Kneiss, and includes Brenda Pulley from Keep America Beautiful, and Phil Bresee from … Continue reading VIDEO: Recycling More vs. Recycling Right (Highlights From SXSW Panel)

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VIDEO: What to do with e-waste in New York (1 minute video)

Here’s a one-minute video that tells you what you can do with e-waste in New York, including the e-cycle NYC program that offers e-waste pick up from buildings, and info on over 90 retail locations in NYC where you can drop off e-waste, including Staples, Best Buy, Goodwill and the Salvation Army. In New York State, check … Continue reading VIDEO: What to do with e-waste in New York (1 minute video)

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How Is E-Waste Recycled? (VIDEO)

The United Nations Environment Program calls electronic waste the “fastest growing waste stream in the world.” In 2015, NYC joined a growing list of cities and states requiring the proper disposal and recycling of e-waste. A typical building generates close to one ton of e-waste every few months.  Many buildings (and homes) have tons of e-waste in … Continue reading How Is E-Waste Recycled? (VIDEO)

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Waste Sleuth Investigates Polystyrene’s Bad Reputation

Polystyrene (PS), commonly known by its brand name Styrofoam, and expanded polystyrene (EPS), often used for packaging, have bad reputations in recycling circles. They are often thought of as unrecyclable and destined for the landfill. Currently, it is common for PS and EPS not to be accepted for recycling in many communities, while bans have emerged across … Continue reading Waste Sleuth Investigates Polystyrene’s Bad Reputation

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Where Do Your Recylables Go? (Video)

So you’ve done your part and placed your glass, metal, and plastic recyclables into the correct recycling bin.  What happens next? These two videos shows what generally happens at an MRF – a Material Recovery Facility – where recyclables are taken and processed. Although there will be differences depending on which MRF your recyclables are transported to, the … Continue reading Where Do Your Recylables Go? (Video)

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Best Recycling Videos: 30-Second Tip – What Type of Paper Can be Recycled?

Share these fun, 30-second animated videos with your staff and tenants to get your green messages across. Then let us know what other video tips you would like to see. Here is how to correct one of the most common recycling mistakes. VIDEO: Recycling Tip #11 – What type of paper can be recycled? Related:  30-Second Video Tip: … Continue reading Best Recycling Videos: 30-Second Tip – What Type of Paper Can be Recycled?

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Best Recycling Videos: 30-Second Tip – Flatten Cardboard

Share these fun, 30-second animated videos with your staff and tenants to get your green messages across. Then let us know what other video tips you would like to see. Here is how to correct one of the most common recycling mistakes. If you solve this easy-to-fix problem, you might be able to improve your recycling program! VIDEO: … Continue reading Best Recycling Videos: 30-Second Tip – Flatten Cardboard

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Behind The Scenes: New Bronx Facility With Optical Sorter May Change the Way NYC Recycles (Video)

A new state-of-the-art single-stream recycling center in the Bronx, New York, utilizes optic technology to automate the recycling process and extract more recyclable materials from the waste stream. Action Environmental Group’s facility allows clients to use one bin for recyclables. The optical sorter works using infrared technology combined with a high speed camera to identify … Continue reading Behind The Scenes: New Bronx Facility With Optical Sorter May Change the Way NYC Recycles (Video)

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Video Tutorial: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Metrics

A video tutorial is now available on the Great Forest website to walk you through the online sustainability Metrics platform. Watch how to analyze and compare data, pull charts and graphs, print reports, and more. The Metrics tool is accessible 24-hours a day. Watch the video and then try out a guest account if you don’t already have a login.

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Best Recycling Videos: Landfill Harmonic

An orchestra for kids with instruments made from trash? The landfill harmonic features young musicians from a Paraguayan slum who play Mozart on instruments constructed entirely from recycled materials pulled from the garbage dump their homes are built on. This is a great video to share about the potential of recycling. Moving and inspirational. 3 min. … Continue reading Best Recycling Videos: Landfill Harmonic

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Where Does Your E-Waste End Up? (Video)

A typical building usually generates close to one ton of e-waste every few months. Because of the toxic components of many electronics, responsible recycling of e-waste is crucial. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. (Related: Clearing backlogs of e-waste) Where does your office e-waste end up? Some of the world’s e-waste is dumped in poor countries, in … Continue reading Where Does Your E-Waste End Up? (Video)

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