The Environmental Opportunities in Electronics Recycling

The Environmental Opportunities in Electronics Recycling

Everyone understands the importance of recycling paper and plastic. But education about electronics recycling and it’s positive impact on the planet has a long way to go. The unending demand for electronic equipment is creating the fastest-growing waste stream...
E-scrap processor charged with illegal dumping

E-scrap processor charged with illegal dumping

E-scrap processor charged with illegal dumping By Jake Thomas, Resource Recycling Authorities in Hennepin County, Minnesota have accused the head of an electronics recycling company of improperly handling hazardous waste. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office...
Sham Lighting Recyclers – Are You At Risk?

Sham Lighting Recyclers – Are You At Risk?

Don’t be a victim – vet your recycler or pay the price Where do you send your used mercury-containing lamps when they leave your building? If your answer involves a recycling facility, you’re ahead of the curve because many building operators don’t recycle lamps...
“EPA Enforcement Action in Chicago! Sham recycling alleged.”

“EPA Enforcement Action in Chicago! Sham recycling alleged.”

The ALMR and its members take regulatory compliance seriously.  Unfortunately, from time to time we hear about mismanagement and fraud in our industry and it hurts everyone.  We have pointed out in the past that there are people out there who will take your money and...
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle… Re-examine?

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle… Re-examine?

Earth Day month gets us thinking differently about the way we do things This April 22nd will mark the fortieth anniversary of Earth Day, which some might call an occasion we hope to one day remove from our calendars. Not to suggest, of course, that green living should...
HAPPY 40TH ANNIVERSARY, EARTH DAY!

HAPPY 40TH ANNIVERSARY, EARTH DAY!

Now, where do you stand on the next 40 years of environmental awareness? When companies adopt a commercial recycling solution, they do so out of some belief in the process’s ability to reduce waste, generate cost-savings and eliminate liabilities associated with...