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50 Interesting Recycling Facts

Did you know, recycling cardboard only takes 75% of the energy required to make new cardboard? Or that each ton of recycled paper can save 17 mature trees? In our blog post, we list 50 interesting recycling facts like these that will surprise you! Let us know which facts you find most surprising.

  If you are an avid recycler or have read our blog posts before, you know there are countless facts and information that prove the benefits of recycling. In this post, we compiled 50 interesting facts that demonstrate how important recycling is. Let us know which facts you find to be the most surprising and share this post with your colleagues who would appreciate this information. Read on to learn more!

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Common Invoice Charges And Tips To Avoid Them

Understanding your waste bill can be frustrating. To help your business mitigate charges and maximize savings, this guide details easy-to-understand explanations of common charge types as well as actionable tips to help you avoid over-charges.

  Most business owners and managers would agree that understanding your waste invoice can be frustrating, to say the least. Oftentimes, it’s not clear why your business is being charged extra for something, or if you are being charged fairly. In this post, we dive into the most common charge types that can show up on your invoice and provide tips for identifying and avoiding erroneous charges and service fees.

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Test Your Recycling Knowledge: Take Our Quiz

How much do you know about recycling? We’ve put together 15 questions to test your waste and recycling knowledge. You might be shocked by some of the answers! Check out our post to learn more.

  Recycling seems pretty simple; it’s good for the environment, it saves businesses money, and it’s the responsible thing to do. But if you are an avid recycler or you keep up with the Waste Watchers Blog, you know there’s a lot more to it. Let’s put your waste and recycling knowledge to the test. Share this quiz with your friends, family, and colleagues and let us know your results!

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Six Tips To Maximize Your Recycling Rates

In this post we detail six important factors to consider while creating, or improving, a recycling program at your business; to get employee buy-in and maximize your recycling rates.

  At the start of 2019, many businesses we engage with are focused on launching recycling programs or improving what is already in place. Whatever the reason for wanting to recycle more, creating a successful recycling program can be challenging without some help. RoadRunner to the rescue! In this post we detail six important factors to consider while creating, or improving, a recycling program at your business; to get employee buy-in and maximize your recycling rates.

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The Lives of Recyclables

Have you ever wondered what happens to your materials after they have been tossed in the recycling bin? After collection, each material is set on its own path to become a new product. Learn about the recyclables’ journey from the recycling bin back to the shelf.

  Have you ever wondered what happens to your materials after they have been tossed in the recycling bin? After collection, each material is set on its own path to become a new product. Some materials can cycle through the process indefinitely, while others can only be recycled a few times before they lose their quality. Continue reading to learn about the recyclables' journey from the recycling bin back to the shelf.  

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Six Single-Use Plastic Replacements For The New Year

In many cases you can replace single-use plastics with reusable items. Read on to learn how to replace your single-use items with reusable alternatives in 2019!

  With a new year around the corner, you likely have resolutions for 2019 at the top of your mind. A simple but effective resolution for the new year is reducing your environmental impact by replacing single-use plastics. The average American discards approximately 185 pounds of plastic per year. Unfortunately, most plastic waste ends up in landfill and pollutes our environment because it is recycled at very low rates and does not biodegrade. In many cases you can replace single-use plastics with reusable items. Read on to learn how to replace your single-use items with reusable alternatives in 2019!

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How To Choose The Right Container For The Job

Choosing the right waste and recycling containers go a long way in getting the job done in the most efficient way possible. Explore our guide to help you determine which containers and rental options are right for you!

  When it comes to waste and recycling containers, they aren't one-size-fits all. Choosing the right container(s) will go a long way in getting the job done in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. Continue reading and explore our guide to help understand the factors that go into choosing the right container and determining which rental options are right for your business!

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Six Eco-Friendly Retail Initiatives

‘Tis the season for (sustainable) shopping! We’ve searched the world of retailers to find some of the more inspirational tactics that retail companies are using to limit their impact on the environment.

  ‘Tis the season for (sustainable) shopping! As we begin our holiday festivities, it’s easy to forget how much extra waste is created during this time of year. The EPA estimates that Americans generate an additional 1 million tons of waste per week between Thanksgiving and Christmas! At RoadRunner, we're always looking for ways to reduce and eliminate waste, so we’ve searched the world of retailers for inspirational initiatives that brands are using to limit their impact on the environment. Keep reading to learn which retailers we are inspired by and leave us a comment to let us know about your favorite eco-minded stores to shop with throughout the holidays!

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Small Business Saturday 2018

Small Business Saturday is an American shopping tradition held annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Get a head start on your holiday shopping by supporting your favorite small businesses on November 24th!

  Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The purpose of the holiday is to encourage people to shop locally and support the small businesses in their communities at the start of the holiday season. Read on to learn how spending your dollars at local businesses benefits your community and check out some of the small businesses in our markets that we've highlighted below.

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