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We Scream for Clean Stream

There’s a whole lot of good to shout about clean stream recycling – read on to learn more about the recycling debate and why we’re team clean stream all the way!

    Nerd alert: We get nearly as excited about clean stream recycling as we do about everyone's favorite summer treat. When it comes to separating materials, retaining their value and responsibly reclaiming them, there's no better way to ensure successful recycling. There's a whole lot of good to shout about here - read on to learn more about the recycling debate and why we're team clean stream all the way!

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Happy World Oceans Day!

Happy World Oceans Day! To celebrate the day, we’re going to take a look at some of the critical issues threatening ocean life, and what we can do to help ameliorate the damage.

 

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iPhone, iWant, iNeed: Gadget Obsession & The Accumulation of Electronic Waste

The US throws away an estimated two to three million tons of electronics annually. The global estimate has climbed over a whopping 48 million tons. Read on to discover where all these unwanted electronics wind up.

    774,000,000 - the number of iPhones we've bought since Apple launched the product back in 2007. 774 MILLION. That's a lot of zeroes in less than a decade. In fact, this is so many devices, that If laid end to end, the tiny 4.5 inch-long phones would circle the earth twice, with a cool three-quarters of a million to spare. Which may seem like a silly thing to bring up, except for the fact that when you take a look at it a bit less literally, these devices and countless others are actually starting to blanket our planet.

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How to Marie Kondo Your Office Without Feeding the Landfill

Ever feel like your cubicle could inspire a new season of Hoarders: Office Edition? Read on for our ‘waste not, want not’ approach, and how to become a minimalist without feeding the landfill.

    Ever feel like your cubicle could inspire a new season of Hoarders: Office Edition? Know that "Spring Cleaning" is a thing, but feel distinctly unmotivated to do anything about it? We at RoadRunner HQ were equally disinclined to clean house. That is, until we were introduced to "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up," and decided to apply our resident garbologist's green lens to the motivational 'KonMarie' method. Read on for our 'waste not, want not' approach, and how to become a minimalist without feeding the landfill.  

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Trash Talk: Why would I switch from single stream?

  Many municipalities, states and businesses invest in single stream, because the “one bin to rule them all” strategy seems only common sense. But when simplicity results in stalled sustainability plans, it’s time to call in the extra bins. Read more to find out why clean stream recycling is better for your business – and the planet.

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