One of my favorite things about running a recycling business is that I get to come in contact with other organizations that share my passion for making a difference. Not too long ago, I got [...]
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It’s the beginning of a whole new year! For me, this means a fresh start to my own recycling and waste reduction efforts because the sad truth of the matter is that I can do [...]
It takes 24 trees to make 1 ton of uncoated virgin (non-recycled) office paper. In other words, 1 tree makes 16.67 reams of paper, or 1 ream = 6% of one tree. This adds up [...]
Waste reduction is one of the best ways to make your business operate more profitably. When you eliminate unnecessary waste, you are reducing the amount of money paid towards trash collection, as well as purchasing [...]
I am excited to introduce the latest recycling poster. This easy-to-read poster illustrates what can and can’t be recycled. Remember, single-stream recycling is here to stay so you no longer need to separate your recyclable [...]
Americans generate 4.43 lbs of waste per person per day. Nearly everything that we are throwing away, including packaging, food scraps, plastic, newspapers, and grass clippings, can be reused, recycled, or composted. In fact, 1.51 [...]
Launching a recycling initiative takes more than just placing a few bins around the office. Your staff is the key component to a successful recycling program. Not only do they need to have adequate training [...]
The benefits of establishing a recycling program at your business are numerous. Not only is recycling good for the earth, it can also save your business money. Below are the top five reasons to recycle [...]
When I started Green Girl Recycling almost 15 years ago, recycling wasn’t quite mainstream. Landfills were still teeming with waste that could have been recycled. Products such as handbags and playground equipment made from recycled [...]
As an independent recycler, few things are more rewarding than enabling a strong business community to come together for the sake of the environment. For the third year in a row, Green Girl Recycling helped [...]
If you know me at all, you know that starting my own recycling company has been a long, exciting climb uphill. Well, this last month I got to tell my story in the company of [...]
One of the wonderful things about my job is that I get to watch real change happen in real time. So when Aims recently issued an RFP to expand their recycling program, we were all [...]