Holidays from WasteCap Staff! In
the spirit of the holidays, we have compiled articles about the
holidays, everything from where to shop for
“environmentally friendly” presents, to the answers to the
everlasting real vs. fake Christmas tree debates.
WasteCap of Lincoln has already announced several of its events
for next year – for listing of topics and dates, check out this
out our website at www.wastecaplnk.org
for an updated member list as well as an easy-to-use version of the
recently published A Guidebook of Local & Regional
Environmental Service Providers.
Included are direct links to commodity-specific research and
local service providers.
of Lincoln is pleased to announce that our membership is growing and now
includes some of the service providers that our current members are
using. We are happy to
welcome them into our membership.
With the establishment of a new, three-tired membership structure to better serve our members, this year has been an exciting one for WasteCap of Lincoln. Since this E-newsletter is the first since May to not have a new member to highlight, we decided to provide an overview of all the new members we have received this year to date. Opening up our membership to service providers and vendor recruitment for the P2 Training & Vendor Show helped boost our membership numbers this year. In 2002, WasteCap added the following 12 members:
· CP Recovery
· Electronic Recyclers
· Environmental Compliance Enterprises
· Firstar Fiber
· Gabilan Manufacturing
· Li-Cor, Inc.
· Lincoln Plating
· Midland Recycling
· Recycling Enterprises
· Retrofit Recycling
· Roberts Recycling
· Shred All
Thanks again to all of the businesses who have continued to support WasteCap of Lincoln. We look forward to working with all of you in 2003 – thank you for the successful year!
recently updated their website in order to make a more “user
friendly” version of the new publication, A Guidebook of Local
& Regional Environmental Service Providers.
While there is still a direct link to the guidebook in its
original format (click here
to view it), the new version has direct links to the commodity-specific
research and local service provider information.
The new “point and click” guidebook will make viewing
sessions much easier and less time-consuming.
To visit the new version, simply go to the home page of WasteCap
and click on the Local
Recyclers box on the left side
of the screen.
take a few moments to utilize the new version of the guidebook.
As always, don’t hesitate to give us feedback on both the
manual and the web page so that we can continue to improve upon it in
WasteCap member representatives should have received this guidebook in
the mail already. Please
contact us if you have not received a copy of the guidebook either
through the mail or from the P2 Training & Vendor Show.
recently finished negotiating the memorandum between CP Recovery of
Omaha and WasteCap of Lincoln members.
CP Recovery has agreed to service WasteCap members at a
discounted price. To learn
more about how CP Recovery can save your business money on computer and
electronic equipment disposal, please contact Jeremy McNeal at (888)
411-6975 or [email protected].
If you wish to receive a copy of the memorandum for your records,
please e-mail us at [email protected].
Below is a detailed description of CP Recovery, obtained from
their presentation at the Services Committee Meeting in October.
Recovery is a full service computer and electronic equipment disposition
company that serves a five state region.
Focusing on “end-of-life” electronic equipment, 95% of
material processed at CP Recovery is beyond use and/or repair.
They accept all electronics from PC’s and TV’s to
photocopiers and batteries, but will not take microwaves or other
appliances. In addition to
recycling the components, CP Recovery will perform a “wipe drive” to
remove all confidential information and data from the piece of
equipment. All equipment
received is weighed and tracked for customer security and satisfaction.
Every component is dismantled and recycled, with nothing being
July 1st, CP Recovery received a grant to fund the purchase
of a CRT glass cutter. They
are one of only six businesses to have the capability of
“glass-to-glass” recycling. It
is the only EPA-approved method to recycle computer monitors and incurs
no serious risk to workers. The
self-contained glass cutter has a stationary saw (a diamond blade that
is replaced weekly) that is cooled by four jets of water.
The machine is able to cut 25 screens an hour and in all, CP
Recovery generates about 5,000 pounds of dismantled electronic equipment
though the year has not yet come to a close, WasteCap of Lincoln already
has many of its events nailed down to the 2003 calendar.
The following is a list of the events and trainings scheduled by
WasteCap thus far. Mark
down the dates now into your calendar – we’ll be sending more
information and formal invitations soon!
Recycling “Train the Trainer” – February 12th from 8:30
am to 12 noon at the Lancaster Co. Extension Office
training session will not only help you, as a business representative,
train your employees how to recycle, but also how to maintain your
current recycling program. Attendees
will receive WasteCap’s “Employee Training Modules,” our newest
educational publication. Topics
will include how and why businesses should recycle electronics, fiber,
fluids (oil, solvents, etc.), fluorescent light tubes, pallets, and
“Buy Recycled” Training – March 19th from 8:30 am to 11
am at the Scottish Rite Temple
Latsch’s will host and sponsor this half-day training session to assist local businesses in purchasing recycled-content office supplies. Attendees will receive WasteCap’s guide entitled “Buy Recycled: Train the Trainer Program.”
& Electronic Equipment Collection – April 11th from 10
am to 4 pm at State Fair Park
in conjunction with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department’s
CESQG Hazardous Waste Collection, this grant-funded collection will
offer businesses the opportunity to recycle old electronic equipment at
a reduced fee.
publishers of the recyclingtoday.com electronic newsletter will be
releasing two new free e-newsletters within the next two weeks. Coming
next month will be the launch of Recycling Today Magazines’
fibremarketnews.com electronic newsletter. This bi-weekly newsletter
will include all the pertinent information for the dynamic paper
recycling industry. The newsletter will include news, production
figures, and market trends from throughout the world. It will be an
essential product for anyone interested in keeping up to date with the
paper recycling industry.
second newsletter, called the C&D Recycler Update, will come out
once a month. This product will be put together by the editorial staff
of C&D Recycler magazine. The magazine will cover the trends
surrounding the construction and demolition industry, including
legislation, bids available, market trends, and news for companies
involved in all facets of the construction and demolition industry.
receive a complimentary subscription to either newsletter, send a
request to FibreMarketNews.com
Recycler Update. Please make
sure you indicate which newsletter you would like to receive. You may
receive subscriptions to either newsletter.
C&D newsletter will be released in conjunction with a brand new web
which will be focused exclusively on the construction and demolition
waste. The web site will be up and running by next month.
Reminder that WasteCap of Lincoln members do receive discounted fluorescent lamp, ballast, electronic and battery recycling services through Retrofit Recycling (800-274-1309) and Environmental Compliance Enterprises (466-2268). Please let us know if you need an updated price sheet.
that INFORM Members using Midland Recycling are paid $20 under the
reported price for loose cardboard (OCC) and $5 under the reported price
for baled cardboard in bales weighing over 1,000 pounds.
Old Corrugated Cardboard
CPO- Computer Print Out
News- Old Newspaper
Sorted Office Paper
a live Christmas tree can raise concerns about cutting a beautiful,
living tree. However,
cutting the tree actually helps fulfill its destiny.
Adams, extension forester, says that most live Christmas trees are grown
and cultured in plantations with the specific purpose of harvest at a
certain size or age. It
takes an average of seven years to grow a six to seven foot pine
Christmas tree. When these
trees are harvested, most growers replant with seedlings the following
spring to begin the cycle again.
replanting of Christmas trees makes them renewable resources.
When a live Christmas tree is bought, a renewable resource is
used rather than depleting the unrenewable resources used in
manufacturing artificial Christmas trees.
Christmas trees also are beneficial because they help clean the air,
control soil erosion and provide habitat for wildlife while they are
growing. Live Christmas
trees also may be a way of arousing an appreciation of the beauty and
usefulness of trees in the minds of children.
A keen appreciation of trees is an important step toward the will
to plant and care for them.
Reprinted with permission of the University of Nebraska Cooperative
Extension in the Lancaster County The Nebline
the world of marketing and finance it’s often called “green
business.” It refers to
an ever-growing trend of marketing environmentally friendly products to
consumers. Often these
businesses are small, home-based, and rely primarily on the Internet for
their customers. They cater
to an enlightened consume increasingly concerned about finite resources,
pollution, and landfill disposal issues.
environmentally friendly products offered by these businesses include
organically grown items or items produced and packaged using recycled
products. The following
websites provide hundreds of links to green businesses.
You can find everything from hemp dog collars and organic crib
sheets to more practical items like recycled paper and environmentally
safe detergents. So point
and click you way into some guilt free holiday shopping today….
everyone has heard of, and has appreciated using, disposable diapers,
razors, pens, etc. But have
you heard about the latest addition to America’s “Disposable
Society”? Now available
on the markets are disposable cell phones, also known as “talk and
toss” mobiles and one-time use DVDs and video cameras.
Learn more about how our spending habits are following a “buy,
use, discard” mentality, rather than the “reduce, reuse, recycle”
mantra of the environmental movement.
the complete story, click here:
to 1997 data, 5 million extra tons of trash is produced between
Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day in the US each year.
Last year, Bill McKibben’s book “Hundred Dollar Holiday”
became a big hit: proposing that we spend less money, create less waste,
and instead spend more time, enjoying a simpler, more relaxed holiday.
If this idea appeals to you, these websites may be of interest as
you start thinking about the upcoming holidays.
the complete story, click here:
- Buy Nothing Christmas