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Posted by on 9:58 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on When Greeting Cards Can’t Be Recycled (And How You Can Change That)

Greeting cards are a great way to tell somebody you love them, but what happens when you’ve collected dozens of them over the years? While you can throw them away, there’s no need, as greeting cards are easily recyclable. At least most of the time- there are certain circumstances that make them impossible to recycle. Thankfully, that situation can be remedied. Greeting Cards Are Usually Made Of Paper And Cardboard Typically, most greeting cards can be easily recycled, as they are usually made out of paper and cardboard. As a result, they can be recycled and transformed into other paper items, such as new greeting cards, book paper, or anything else. Recycling greeting cards is necessary due to the heavy impact greeting cards have on the environment. An astonishing seven billion greeting cards are purchased ever year, and since they possess very little reuse value beyond sentimentality or nostalgia, most of them end up in in landfills. Items In Cards That Can’t Be Recycled While the paper and cardboard of greeting cards can be easily recycled, there are some greeting card items that can’t. Unfortunately, this causes many people to simply throw their cards away, creating unnecessary waste. The following common greeting card items cannot be recycled: Any electronic noise maker included on the card Foil-lined envelopes Batteries used in electronic items Metal charms Any foil Cutouts made of felt and ribbon Glitter stuck to the exterior of the card Removing Those Items Before throwing your greeting cards in a recycling bin en masse, look over all of them to find the non-recyclable items mentioned above. Separate them into individual piles sorted by the type of problematic item each contains. This helps you sort through the removed items and dispose of them in an appropriate trash container. Use a knife or a pair of scissors to cut out electronic items, scrape off glitter, remove foil, cut off metal charms, and any ribbons attached. Don’t be afraid to cut the card, as this won’t affect the recycling process. Make sure to fully remove every offending item from each card and place the cards in the recycling bin. Now, you can easily recycle your collection of greeting cards without worrying about any of them causing a problem in the recycling process. This helps you reuse these cards by turning them into other items and decrease the amount of trash you generate, decreasing your need for garbage disposal. You can discover more on proper garbage disposal...

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Posted by on 8:26 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Tips For Selling Your Junk Car At A Local Scrap Yard

Are you interested in scrapping or selling your old car for parts? If so, then you’ll want to begin by searching for reputable scrap yards in your area. Scrapping your car is a great way to get some cash in your pocket while also saving yourself the hassle of finding a buyer for your vehicle. Still, before you scrap or sell your car, there are a few important tips you’ll want to keep in mind. Research Current Values For starters, take the time to research what kind of money you can expect to get for your vehicle. This way, you’ll be well-informed and can ensure you get a find a reasonable offer. If your car is still in decent running shape, consider researching the Kelley Blue Book value and bringing that paperwork with you. Or, if you’re only planning on selling the car for its working parts, take the time to research how much money each of those parts tends to sell for online. Find Out About Requirements Depending on where you live, there are some specific requirements that you may need to follow in order to legally scrap your car. In most cases, for example, you’ll at least need to bring your vehicle registration, along with a title to the vehicle (this is done to ensure that there are no lien holders on the car itself).  Also, keep in mind that when you scrap your car, you may have to surrender your license plate as well. Don’t Forget the Receipt Your auto insurance company will need to know when you scrap your car so that they can end your coverage. However, most auto insurance companies will also require you to provide proof that the car was scrapped, so you’ll need to obtain a copy of your receipt from the scrapyard. Not to mention, this is something that’s good to have for your own records as well. Determine Your Best Bet Take the time to research your options and determine which will yield you the most money. For example, you may be able to maximize your profits by taking the time to remove your own car parts and sell them individually, rather than having the scrap yard handle this for you. Of course, whether or not this is worth it will depend on how experienced you are when it comes to removing car parts and how knowledgeable you are on what each part is worth. Contact a company like TVM Recycling for more...

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Posted by on 11:00 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Reasons To Use Professional Information Technology Disposable Asset Services

When it comes time for a business to dispose of its obsolete information technology assets, often these items are thrown into a dumpster or other improper means of disposal. Some precautions may be taken with data storage devices, such as hard discs, but much of these outdated or broken equipment is simply thrown away. There are several reasons that this should be avoided. The following are three of the most important reasons to use a professional company for this type of disposal.  Data security for obsolete storage devices Storage devices containing an assortment of private data can fall into the wrong hands. Employee information, customer information, and proprietary data are only a few examples. Some of this data can create a liability for a business if it is stolen. Of course, this is not something that you are unaware of, but attempting to erase data from a storage device before it is discarded is not sufficient to protect information. Data can still be read by the right equipment in the hands of skilled thieves. The answer to this problem is to allow a professional IT disposable asset service to do this work for you. Proper and safe disposal is assured, and will also reduce liability for your company. Environmental protection Electronic equipment such as computers, monitors and even old cell phones contain an assortment of chemicals that are not biodegradable. Depending upon where the landfill is located and the nature of the chemical waste, it is possible for the waste to find its way into our ecosystem. Dangerous chemicals include the lead in the computer monitors, lithium in batteries found in cell phones and mercury found in the backlighting of LCDs. The list of dangerous chemicals is a long one, and it can be argued that the most important aspect of using an IT disposable asset service is to protect our environment. Building a reputation for environmental responsibility By using a professional and certified disposal service, you will be building a reputation for being responsible to the environment. Depending upon federal, state and local regulations, it may be easier to comply with the law, so you will be avoiding possible fines. Legal liability from potential lawsuits may be avoided by disposing of electronic waste in this manner. Electronic waste and data security are a growing problem in this country and around the world. Even without any regulations regarding their disposal, you owe it to your community as well as your customers and employees to dispose of these items properly through electronic...

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