Tag: recycle

  • Battery Recycling – What You Need to Know

    by levent

    Batteries are categorized as hazardous waste. When it comes to addressing this issue, the best thing to do is to choose reusable batteries over single-use ones. This is an eco-friendly alternative and reduces the environmental pressures on an island like Hawaii and its fragile ecosystems. Batteries are an inalienable part of our lives. Mobile phones, […]

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  • Hey! Conscientious Recycler – There are Things You Don’t Want to Put in the Blue Bin

    by levent

    Contaminants in recycling can hurt the process and can actually result in batches of recyclable material being diverted to landfills. Waste disposal is an issue that the islands of Hawaii are serious about. The following items are contaminants and should not be added to the blue bins designated for recyclable items. Thin plastic bags damage […]

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  • Garbage companies are refusing your recycling. The trade war with China will make it worse

    by levent

    Across the Bay Area, recycling companies are in a crunch to find places overseas where they can sell plastic yogurt cups and junk mail flyers. China had been a big buyer of reclaimed refuse but recently tightened its rules on the products it accepts, requiring the various materials to be rigorously separated and much cleaner […]

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