Friday, February 10, 2017

Are Manufacturers Required to Use Recyclable Materials or Packaging?

Some more progressive parts of the United States, particularly on the west coast, have laws mandating that they use a certain percentage of recycled materials in the production of new items.

According to wastedive.com and takepart.com, the top superstar recycling cities in the US are:

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • San Diego, CA

Sunday, October 16, 2016

What is Green Power?

Much of the modern world relies on some kind of power source for a multitude of things such as lights, heat, and entertainment sources like televisions and computers. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “The U.S. energy supply is composed of a wide variety of energy resources; however, not all energy resources have the same environmental benefits and costs.”

Conventional power is achieved by the combustion, or burning, of fossil fuels such as natural gas, coal, and oil. “Fossil fuels have environmental costs from mining, drilling, or extraction, and emit greenhouse gases and air pollution during combustion.” (EPA)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Borden Waste-Away and IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care Celebrate 5-Year Partnership

Borden Presents Check To Fund Preclinical Trials and Cancer Research

Goshen, IN July 14, 2016 – Borden Waste-Away Service, Inc. and IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care celebrated their 5-year partnership today with a ceremony and a check presentation. The check, totaling almost $25,000, signifies the fifth year of donations from Borden and its customers.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Area’s Leading Waste Collection Firm Adds Green Technology to Truck Fleet

Borden Waste-Away Using Groundbreaking iNTELLIDRIVE Regenerative Braking
Technology; Sees Lower Maintenance, Fuel Cost and Positive Impact on Environment


Elkhart, IN (June, 2016) — Elkhart, Indiana based company, Borden Waste-Away Service, Inc., has begun piloting the iNTELLIDRIVE system, from Stored Energy Solutions, in their residential waste collection trucks.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Freon and the Environment, part 2

“Also known as, Chlorofluorocarbons, CFCs, Halons., with other names including: Fluorotrichloromethane, Dichlorodifluoromethane, Trichlorotrifluoroethane, Bromochlorodifluoromethane, Dibromotetrafluoroethane, Chlorodifluoromethane,” it is commonly referred to as Freon.

As referenced in Freon and the Environment, part 1, Freon is the genericized name for a number of stable, nonflammable gasses or liquids that have been typically used as refrigerants or aerosol propellants in such things as refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, and canned products like hair sprays.

Monday, April 18, 2016

What is Light Pollution?

When the word “pollution” is uttered, it brings about visions of litter on highways, green or littered waterways, or even clouds of noxious smoke billowing into the air. Does light enter your thoughts when discussing pollution?

Light pollution is a far more prevalent problem than in past decades. “Light pollution is inappropriate artificial light.” There are four components of light pollution: 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Freon and the Environment, part 1

Freon is the registered trademark of The Chemours Company, a spinoff of the DuPont Company, “for the refrigerants R-12, R-13B1, R-22, R-502, and R-503.” 

The Chemours Company uses the name Freon for a number of stable, nonflammable gases or liquids that have typically been used as refrigerants or aerosol propellants in such things as refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, and canned products like hair sprays.