The U.S. produces about 251 million tons of waste each year. Most of that waste is held in the 3,091 active landfills across the country, where items will take hundreds of years (or in the case of glass, upwards of a million) to decompose. Yet nearly 94 percent of Americans have access to some type of recycling program. Learn what is recyclable and how to recycle properly.Read More Call 844-444-DUMP
While oyster shells have long been treated as a waste product, there is value in returning the shells to areas where they have been harvested, both for business and for preserving water quality.Read More Call 844-444-DUMP
Plastic waste is a global catastrophe. The most recent data estimates that up to 12 million metric tons of plastic enter our oceans every year. And only about 10 percent of plastic worldwide is recycled through conventional channels. While it’s important to begin using less plastic, we still need to find ways to deal with our existing waste. The three companies below have created ground-breaking methods for turning plastic into products.Read More Call 844-444-DUMP
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