Monday, August 21, 2017

Aluminum is infinitely recyclable

What is it used for?

Beverage cans, pet food cans, aerosol cans, aluminum foil, and cookware.

Why it wants to be recycled.

Aluminum is infinitely recyclable. Recycling prevents the need to extract raw materials, saves significant amounts of energy and keeps greenhouse gas emissions from being generated. Recycling a can takes only 5% of the energy and emits only 5% of the greenhouse gases as producing a can from raw material.

How to recycle it?

Curbside, school, work, or public space recycling bins, or at local recycling drop-off or buy-back centers. In some states, beverage cans are returnable to the retail outlet or other redemption center for a refund on the deposit paid when the beverage was purchased.

What does recycled aluminum become?

Recycled aluminum is refined and melted into ingots – which are very large blocks of metal. Aluminum’s recycling journey begins when it is collected, crushed and then cut into chips that are fed into a furnace to remove paint and coatings. The chip pieces are then melted and formed into the blocks of aluminum. The aluminum blocks are rolled into sheets which are sent to manufacturers to make new cans. One of these blocks contains enough aluminum to make 1.3 million new cans. A can’s journey from the recycling bin through the recycling process and back to store shelves takes less than 60 days. Today’s aluminum cans have an average of 68% recycled content.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Juice boxes with sticky liquid

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Juice boxes with sticky liquid are best kept in the trash can.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Team Zabble

Friday, August 18, 2017

Happy Fan Friday

Mesmerized with wonder and joy every single week. Happy from League City, Texas.

How can a Stuffed Animal be Upcycled?

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Free Round of Golf

Why don't you play a round of golf with us and this fall?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Waste Industries' Full Circle Project

Do you know what it's like to give back? Via the Full Circle Project we've been able donate $1,000,000 to nonprofits across the southeast.

Monday, August 14, 2017


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Sam Houston "We spend too much time focused on students being successful in school, not enough on being successful afterschool"

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Keeping clean air

N.C. DEQ @NCDEQ           
Big thanks to team intern . The grad helped Triangle campers appreciate their role in keeping clean air.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fossil fuel energy and CO2 emissions.

Begin with the Bin @beginwiththebin           
Recycling reduces use of fossil fuel energy and CO2 emissions.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Fleet Tracking Systems

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An interesting article via about now the Waste Industry uses Fleet Tracking Systems -

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Surplus First‏

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Household Hazardous Waste collection events

Save the dates for Coastal Environmental Partnership's Household Hazardous Waste events. Carteret County, Sept. 23rd. Craven and Pamlico, October 14th. Call me for more info. 252-633-1564

Stop Littering

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study, found most litter results from individuals actions. Nearly 70% of litter < four in. comes from motorists/pedestrians. STOP!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Recycling rate for plastic


Monday, August 7, 2017

Go green this school year!

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Go green this school year! Use supplies wrapped in minimal packaging and buy in bulk when possible.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Thinner, stronger grades of steel

Steel: EnviroMetal @EnviroMetal            
Thinner, stronger grades of steel enable more food cans to be produced per ton, conserving resources & reducing CO2 life cycle

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Recycle for Wales‏

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1 glass bottle saves enough energy to power a TV for 4 hours -

Friday, August 4, 2017

Two full recycling bins

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Two full recycling bins today. I wish would switch to weekly, but worth the $2-$3 a month for an extra bin

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Picking up Plastic

When it comes to plastic especially, it seems like a no-brainer to at least pick up some of it when you’re out in nature.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Recycle Aluminum Foil Into an Ingredient for Biofuel

Mental FlossVerified account @mental_floss                              
Scientists Figure Out How to Recycle Aluminum Foil Into an Ingredient for Biofuel —

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Summer Sweep

Craven County Clean Sweep is having their Summer Sweep on August 5th....Lawson Creek Park at
9 am. We know it's hot but even coming for 15 minutes would
be appreciated!

crystal skipper butterfly

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Reserve summer camp participants observe healthy, undisturbed habitat at Fort Macon State Park!

Home Electronics Disposal

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