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Our news feeds are taken from various blog sources to provide information relevant to what is going on in the world today regarding recycling


Did you know that a single contaminated material can end up sending an entire batch of recyclables to the landfill? Not only that, but your business might incur a contamination fee as a result. Contamination occurs when an item or material makes its way into a recycling container

Source: WASTE WATCHERS BLOG | Published: February 17, 2022


In the United States and the EU alone, around 80 percent of all products sold are packaged in cardboard. However, a shocking 850 million tonnes of paper and cardboard are thrown away and end up in landfills across the United States annually.

Source: WASTE WATCHERS BLOG | Published: February 10, 2022


While laying out a set of bold predictions and educated analysis are generally open to interpretation, one trend for 2022 isn’t up for debate: The cost of solid waste and recycling is rising. Numerous factors have led to year-over-year increase...

Source: WASTE WATCHERS BLOG | Published: January 13, 2022


The National Environmental Management Act No. 107 of 1998 (NEMA) states in Section 2(4)(a) that sustainable development requires the consideration of all relevant factors including the following ...


What Mail is Recyclable?

Neither snow nor rain nor heat may stop the postal service from delivering your mail. Even in an age dominated by email—and despite a global pandemic—paper envelopes, glossy magazines, and cardstock postcards endure as a priority. However, the same priority isn’t considered in the recycling of ...

Source: WASTE WATCHERS BLOG | Published: August 19, 2021 – 12:32 pm


Depending on who you ask, the common phrase “close the loop” might refer to anything from achieving daily fitness goals on your smartwatch to finishing a crocheting project. But in sustainability, it’s referencing a gold-standard. An upper echelon. A system designed to repeat itself infinitely.

Source: WASTE WATCHERS BLOG | Published: August 12, 2021 – 1:00 pm

How to Repair, Reuse, & Recycle Old Electronics [Avoid Holiday E-Waste]

Nowadays, you should recycle old electronics as part of your yearly holiday traditions. It’s great to have the newest version of your device, but what do you do with the outdated one? This issue has led to a dramatic build-up of e-waste and an upsurge...

Source: Recycle Coach | Published: August 9, 2021 – 3:46 pm

Why is Recycling “Styrofoam” an Environmental Problem?

This post was originally published in April 2020 by Shelby Bell and has been updated. “Styrofoam.” “Polystyrene.” “EPS.” No matter what you call it, it’s likely we’re all talking about the same plastic material. It forms the cups we keep next to the office coffee pot, braces our new printers…

Source: WASTE WATCHERS BLOG | Published: August 4, 2021 – 1:14 pm

How to Improve Recycling & Sustainability in Schools

Even with personal laptops, Zoom classrooms, and term papers submitted through the cloud, the world of in-person academia won’t break free from collages on construction paper, extracurricular fliers, and securely stapled course syllabuses anytime soon. After the unprecedented school years…

Source: WASTE WATCHERS BLOG | Published: July 28, 2021 – 9:43 pm

Aluminum Foil Recycling (5 Must-Know Tips for Work)

Are your foil recycling practices up to date at work? Aluminum is everywhere, but nowhere is it more common than the average employee’s lunchbox. Even the foil from your CEO’s pastrami sandwich has, at some point, found its way into your workplace recycling stream. According...

Source: Recycle Coach | Published: July 26, 2021 – 2:02 pm

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Recycling Aerosol Cans

There is a safe way to dispose of aerosol cans for metal recycling through recycling or household hazardous waste programs where available. Have you ever wondered what to do with spray cans after they’re done? It can be confusing how to dispose of spray paint...

Source: Recycle Coach | Published: July 23, 2021 – 4:45 pm

Why Does Hot Weather Make Waste Management More Difficult?

Summer is the time to splurge on vacation days, long lunches, and company picnics for many businesses, but there’s no fun in the sun for commercial waste and recycling services. While the postal service might curse the falling of rain, snow, or sleet, the biggest problems for routine waste…

Source: WASTE WATCHERS BLOG | Published: July 22, 2021 – 1:06 pm

10 Ways to Avoid Recycling Contamination at Home [+Tips]

Recycling contamination has become a big problem over the past few years. After policy changes and procedural changes, it is no longer ok to throw anything you think can be recycled in the bin. This is what leads to contamination of recyclables. It’s becoming more...

Source: Recycle Coach | Published: June 28, 2021 – 6:14 pm

8 Ways to Make Coastal Cleanups Popular at The Office

Summertime coastal cleanups are a lot of hard work. How do you get people at the office onboard? Here are 8 simple ways to encourage employees to join your green team coastal cleanup day. Few things are as green as protecting and preserving our oceans,...

Source: Recycle Coach | Published: June 22, 2021 – 4:15 pm