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Florida’s Pollution Prevention Program

Florida’s Pollution Prevention Program

Source: Florida DEP Another program closely tied in with the State’s waste reduction and recycling efforts is called the Florida Pollution Prevention (P2) Program. Pollution prevention is a process improvement that eliminates, conserves or reuses materials which are the source of pollution. It achieves positive financial, environmental and worker health results. Pollution prevention increases efficiency […]

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Composting Florida’s Organic Materials

Composting Florida’s Organic Materials

Source: Florida DEP What are Organic Materials? A very simple definition of organic is: pertaining to the vegetable or animal world. In nature, natural processes break down these materials into humus. These same processes are used to produce compost. As the conditions needed are optimized, the more quickly this product can be made. The regulations […]

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Waste Reduction and Florida’s Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management System

Waste Reduction and Florida’s Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management System

Source: Florida DEP   Waste Reduction is an integral part of Florida’s municipal solid waste (MSW) management system. Waste reduction in Florida is measured by assessing the amount of waste that is not being combusted in one of the State’s waste-to-energy facilities or buried in one of its landfills. The most recognizable form of waste […]

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Recycle your Business Waste

Business advantages of recycling your waste Source: nibusinessinfo.co.uk Your business can gain a number of benefits from recovering and recycling waste. However, remember that waste activities such as recycling and recovery use energy so your priority should be to reduce waste in the first place. Save and make money Your business can save money by using […]

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Benefits of Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Recycling

Waste Reduction Education for Businesses Source: RW Beck The advantages of waste reduction are numerous. Waste reduction impacts the economic health of all types of businesses, from corner stores to international corporations. For industrial entities (e.g., those manufacturing goods), there is a built- in economic incentive to minimize waste, as inputs are generally purchased, and […]

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Recycling Facts

Source: Recycle Across America Recycling Facts Currently less than 35% of households and less than 10% of businesses in the U.S. recycle. (EPA 2011) Those levels have barely improved in 15 years despite billions of dollars spent on competitions, symposiums, awareness campaigns and sorting technologies. The experience at the bin needs to be improved for […]

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Recycling for Business

General Office Recycling Source: Waste Management Even with emails and instant messaging, most business offices still use a lot of paper. The good news is that practically any product or package made of paper can be recycled, and so can metal and plastic beverage containers. Best of all, with single-stream recycling, you can toss everything […]

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Recycling Paper

Business Recycling Source: Business Recycling Why Recycle? Paper recycling is commonplace in most offices today and creates meaningful environmental savings. Manufacturing paper and cardboard products from recycled material not only conserves trees, it also uses up to 50% less energy and 90% less water than making them from raw materials. Plus for every 100 reams […]

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Products and Uses Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling

Source: Florida DEP Common Products and Uses of Recycled C&D Debris: Crushed concrete and brick used in road construction, drainage Concrete, block, masonry and other clean debris used as borrow pit fill Concrete truck washout used to make onsite containing walls and bins Reusable building supplies such as lumber and whole bricks Remanufacture of wood chips […]

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