Monday, May 25, 2015

How Do I Dispose of Used Razors?

Over the past several decades, disposable versions of products have popped up everywhere. Americans are big on convenience and what better way to appeal to consumers but to offer easy, cheap, and abundant versions of their favorite products?   

A win-win? Not really. Convenience at cheap prices comes with a pretty high price tag.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Anaerobic Digestion

Anaerobic digestion is a biological process that produces a gas principally composed of methane and carbon dioxide, otherwise known as biogas. 

These gases are produced from organic wastes such as livestock manure, food processing waste, etc.

The process of anaerobic digestion consists of three steps: 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Illegal Dumping at Recycling Centers

When used for their intended purpose, recycling drop-off centers can be a very useful and valuable aid in getting rid of excess recycling. This is especially true if you do not subscribe to a residential curbside recycling program or have larger quantities that may not fit into your residential recycling bins.

This is the obvious intended purpose of the drop-off centers but misuse of these collection centers or blatant abuse or disregard of the intended purpose can mean some pretty stiff penalties. Environmental pollution, fines, and even having the recycling drop-off center removed from the premises completely can occur if these collection sites are not properly used and maintained.

Which Cities Have the Highest Recycling Rates...and Why?

Since the emergence of recycling, there have been several advancements, innovations, and
improvements in the industry. There have also been court rulings, city ordinances, and even state laws making recycling mandatory.

This may account for high rates of recycling in some areas. It does not, however, explain why the 5 cities with the highest recycling rates are on the West coast. The top five cities are as follows: