E-Waste State of the Union: Recycling Facts, Figures and the Future

The need for both a domestic and global solution of collaboration and reform has never been greater.
By Rick LeBlanc. Adapted from: “E-Waste Recycling Facts and Figures,” www.thebalance.com, Oct. 2017
It’s that time of year for the State of the Union Address where the President gives us an overview of how far we’ve come and where […]

January 24th, 2018|RECYCLING, SUPPLY CHAIN, SURPLUS EQUIPMENT|

How to Turn Hard-to-Sell Assets into Repurposed Revenue

How, you might ask? Through “repurposing”.
OLD FIREHOSES: NEW LIVES
Take for example a fire department’s decommissioned fire hose. It’s a perfect example of an asset that is obsolete to its primary industry but has value, if “repurposed”, by a 2nd, unrelated industry. These old fire hoses could be re-used in low-pressure applications like irrigation or […]

September 28th, 2017|RECYCLING, Uncategorized|

Where iPhones Go to Die, and Be Reborn

With iPhone sales climbing to 155 million units last fiscal year, grinding up Apple products is a growth business.
At a dedicated factory with 24-hour security in an undisclosed location in Hong Kong, iPhones are being carefully and meticulously destroyed.
The plant is one of a handful around the world, chosen by Apple Inc. to grind […]

August 18th, 2016|RECYCLING, Uncategorized|

Charity’s “Hybrid Vehicle”— How Goodwill’s dual model succeeds

Charity’s “Hybrid Vehicle”. How Goodwill’s Dual Model Succeeds
Donated goods are not an endpoint but a means for building stronger communities
It’s that time of year. Bells are ringing and red kettles are filling with loose change. But Goodwill International is much more than volunteer Santas and thrift stores. In a remarkable system of “redeployment,” Goodwill turns […]

December 23rd, 2015|RECYCLING, SUSTAINABILITY|

The Future of E-Waste : The transition to IT asset disposition (ITAD)

By Sean Magann
With an expanding variety of uses, smartphones, laptops and tablets are among the most useful tools in business. These devices are providing convenience for companies and customers alike, such as mobile point-of-sale (POS) systems, while also providing sales and business executives more options to handle business tasks while away from their desks. 
Different versions of […]

September 12th, 2015|BEST PRACTICES FOR IR, RECYCLING, SUSTAINABILITY|

Cleveland Indians: THE Home-Field Advantage on Recycling

In Cleveland, the Indians began using the process last year, following the Browns, who started in 2013, and a casino has recently joined the effort.
Well before the start of a Cleveland Indians game at Progressive Field, as players warmed up on the jewel-green field, it was business as usual in the garage behind […]

September 11th, 2015|RECYCLING|

Recycling Runways and Roads

Old shingles getting new life at O’Hare airport.

The new runway at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport set to debut in late 2015 could earn the nickname “Shingles,’’ and not because Chicago officials are hoping the number of flights will go through the roof. During the pouring of underpavement layers that began this month, O’Hare became […]

March 16th, 2015|RECYCLING|

Saving Soles (and Souls) Her Flock has Faith

 Interview: “So this is your office?” I ask. “I cleaned it up,” Fowler says. “Can you smell the Pledge?” I glance around a nearly empty room, just bookcases, a desk, a picture of Jesus. I ask, “Is your home like this, too?” “Yeah,” says Fowler, “except for the Pledge.”

Faith Fowler, 55, is not your typical pastor. She is funnier. […]

December 30th, 2014|ENVIRONMENTAL/DISPOSAL, RECYCLING|

A Unique Recycling Program is Paving the Way in Colorado Springs

It’s not something that you’d think of initially (and there were a few “potty jokes” going around about it), but since 2012, Colorado Springs Utilities has been collecting old, broken or unwanted toilets and offering a rebate for a WaterSense toilet. It saves customers money on utilities bills by saving 6,900 gallons of water […]

August 25th, 2014|RECYCLING|

Environmental Audit Program

Salt River Project is the oldest multipurpose federal reclamation project in the United States, serving Arizona well before it became a state. In addition to providing electricity to a 2,900-square-mile service area, SRP is also a raw water supplier, managing a 13,000- square-mile watershed including reservoirs, wells, canals and irrigation laterals. Behind that all, […]

August 25th, 2014|ACCOUNTING/FINANCE, RECYCLING|