1-800-GOT-JUNK? believes that together we can make a difference for future generations by focusing on responsible environmental practices today. The company is committed to improving our environmental performance by measuring the amount of junk collected and reporting where it goes. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a community partner dedicated to responsible junk removal. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? believes what we do today affects all of our tomorrows. Company corporate obligations include any aspects of business that impact society, the environment and people — customers, franchise partners and employees.
Worldwide aluminum recycler Alcoa recently partnered with 1-800-RECYCLING.com to debut a new kind of recycling iPhone app that is quickly winning over greenies and inspiring others to jumpstart their recycling efforts. With the Aluminate app, now available to download for free in the Apple App Store for iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads, Alcoa has combined its wealth of aluminum recycling prowess with 1-800-RECYCLING’s intuitive recycling location search into an easy-to-use recycling calculator.
Plug-In to eCyclingAT&T has partnered with the U.S. EPA as the first wireless carrier to participate in its Plug-In to eCycling campaign. This is one of many new efforts under the EPA's Resource Conservation Challenge, seeking to increase the national recycling rate to 35 percent and cut the generation of 30 harmful chemicals. This campaign asks the question: "What can you save today?" "Wireless: The New Recyclable" is an environmental initiative with the Cellular Telecommunication and Internet Association (CTIA) to raise consumer awareness of the value of recycling and to set industry standards for the sound recycling of all wireless products. These guidelines set by our industry meet, and in many cases exceed, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulations for Managing End-of-Life Electronics. Learn more at Wireless: The New Recyclable. AT&T Reuse & Recycling Programs
Basel Action Network
BAN is the world's only organization focused on confronting the global environmental injustice and economic inefficiency of toxic trade (toxic wastes, products and technologies) and its devastating impacts. Working at the nexus of human rights and environment, they confront the issues of environmental justice at a macro level, preventing disproportionate and unsustainable dumping of the world's toxic waste and pollution on our global village's poorest residents. At the same time they actively promote the sustainable and just solutions to our consumption and waste crises — banning waste trade, while promoting green, toxic free and democratic design of consumer products.
You trust us when it's time to buy the latest electronics. You can also trust us to help you safely dispose of your old ones. Regardless of where you bought it, what brand it is, or how old it is: bring it to us. We'll make sure it's properly and safely recycled. It's all part of our Greener Together™ program. And we'll take just about anything electronic, including TVs, DVD players, computer monitors, audio and video cables, cell phones, and more. Most things are recycled absolutely free, with a few restrictions.
Greener Car. Fatter Wallet.Earthgarage is the place to learn how to make your car greener. It's the easy way to find, review and share available- right-now products and services to increase your fuel economy, reduce your carbon footprint and save money. Try our MoneySaver fuel cost calculator to see how much you can save on fuel.
Electronic Waste Journal
The Electronic Waste Journal is the leading online source for information about the fast growing electronic waste management industry. Information is compiled in real time and readers are encouraged and welcome to leave feedback. Electronic Waste Journal currently has over 25,000 active readers including asset managers, asset recovery specialist, environmental groups, electronics manufacturers and recyclers who visit the several times a week. In addition to keeping our readers constantly updated with industry related events we also profile businesses, organizations and leaders in electronics waste management.
Imagine having your work seen by up to ten million people every month, writing for one of the internet’s most trafficked environmental websites - and getting paid for it. Whether it is extreme sports, conservation, art, or freaky nature that floats your boat, we give you a platform and a voice to share your knowledge, and meet people like you. You control the news, the news does not control you.
Film Biz Recycling
Film Biz Recycling (FBR) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the entertainment industry address the triple bottom line: profit, people and planet. We encourage every production to think about the wrap during prep and shoot, consider the impact of on and off-screen activities and donate every unwanted, useful and re-useable item to Film Biz Recycling or another re-use organization. FBR also aims to research and introduce new ideas and methods for filmmaking by doing the research, making the contacts and disseminating the information to the community. Moreover, we aim to get everyone involved in a project to think and to act in a way that teaches the next generation and establishes new industry standards.
Fry's Electronics supports safely recycling electronic products and product materials.
GenGreen is one of the preeminent aggregaters and distributors of environmental content online. GenGreen created and maintains the largest database of accredited green businesses and organizations in North America, with a growing group of over 100,000 listings currently in the green business directory, covering everything from recycling centers to solar panel companies.
Glad offers a wide range of products that make it easy to be responsible when you take out the trash. In addition to offering recycled content bags, recycling bags and composting bags, we've developed innovations to reduce the amount of waste that goes into our landfills. Glad is committed to doing everything we can to create a better environment for generations to come. Here's how:
- Developing new trash bags that use less plastic while providing greater strength than ever before
- Being more responsible in the way we manufacture and package our products
- Actively encouraging more people to recycle and compost by developing innovative products and partnering with local municipalities to spread awareness nationwide
Haier is dedicated to innovation and technological progress; but along with these great strides, there is a firm commitment to increasing sustainability. Partnering with recycling programs allows Haier to safely recycle materials, dispose of electronic devices and reuse any and all pieces possible. Haier’s Research and Development teams aren’t only looking for ways to be more eco-friendly through product development, but also in product packaging and manufacturing processes.
Kingston® is doing its part to be a responsible environmental steward by creating and implementing environmental programs that have led it to become ISO 14001:2004 certified by an external registrar. Recycling programs implemented through certified recyclers:
- The waste generated in Kingston's manufacturing process, including the passive components, DRAM, PCB boards, plastics and cardboard, is recycled.
- Kingston is an e-waste recycler. Its computers, monitors, mobile phones and other electronic devices are recycled.
- Kingston also recycles universal waste, including batteries, fluorescent lights and paint.
- Kingston is proud to be the first memory manufacturer to launch an electronics recycling program. Thanks to Kingston's partnership with ERI® (Electronics Recyclers International, Inc.®), the largest electronics waste recycler in the U.S., you can recycle your computer memory, Flash drives, SSD drives and other electronics without worry.
LS-Nikko Copper uses resources and energy efficiently as well as recycles. Since January of 2004, LS-Nikko Copper has grown a recycling business that recovers valuable metals from other companies' byproducts. Management of LS-Nikko is endeavoring to further improve the environment by providing waste heat to nearby companies.
Since 1963, Recycling Today Media Group has been committed to meeting the needs of its readers by providing the most relevant and current business information to effectively manage their companies and meeting the needs of industry suppliers (its advertising customers) by ensuring they receive maximum exposure to the thriving recycling industry.
In an effort to promote environmental sustainability and conservation, Sears Holdings proudly recycles a variety of materials used throughout the company. In conjunction with its vendors, Sears has implemented multiple programs that recycle cardboard, plastic materials, paper, tires, fluorescent lamps and many others, such as the company's participation in the Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program. Sears believes that through such recycling programs, the company has reduced its environmental impact and promoted conservation in its business practices.
Retail customers can easily recycle their e–waste by simply bringing their used computers, monitors, laptops, and desktop printers, faxes and all-in-ones to any U.S. Staples store. Staples collected and recycled more than 6 million pounds of technology products in 2008 from our U.S. retail customers. All brands of office technology products are accepted for recycling, regardless of whether the equipment was purchased at Staples. Dell® branded office technology items are accepted for free at Staples stores nationally. All other brands of computer monitors, desktop and laptop computers, printers, scanners, all-in-ones and fax machines are accepted for a $10 fee. The recycling fee is charged to cover handling, transport, product disassembly and recycling. Smaller computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and speakers are accepted at no charge.
TreeHugger recently released an updated version of the TreeHugger iPhone app and several improvements have been made. This version of the TreeHugger iPhone apps includes some great new features, as well as two new partnerships. First, is a partnership with 1-800-RECYCLING.com, which will provide users with information on where to recycle different materials in your area. The app also incorporates environmental news from around the Web using Dygest. TreeHugger's partnership with 1-800-RECYCLING.com is especially exciting. By clicking on the "Recycling" button on the app, you'll be shown a list possible materials that can be recycled. Just select the material you are trying to recycle and the app will show you a map of all of the locations where that material can be dropped off. TreeHugger welcomes your feedback on the app and hopes you enjoy using it! If you don't already have it on your iPhone, please download the TreeHugger iPhone app right now and leave a rating in the App Store after using it!
HopeLine is a program exclusive to Verizon Wireless that puts wireless services and equipment to work to assist victims of domestic violence. The long-running HopeLine program collects no-longer-used wireless phones and equipment in any condition from any service provider. The used phones are either refurbished or recycled. With the funds raised from the sale of the refurbished phones, Verizon Wireless donates wireless phones and airtime to victims, and provides funding and other contributions to non-profit domestic violence shelters and prevention programs across the country. Verizon Wireless also concentrates on protecting the environment by collecting spent rechargeable batteries for recycling. The Verizon Wireless Cell Phone Battery Recycling program is an easy way for customers to join with Verizon Wireless to help conserve the earth's natural resources and prevent spent batteries from entering community landfills. The Verizon Wireless Trade-In Program allows you to trade in your used handset or tablet in a convenient and responsible way. We accept devices from all carriers – even the iPhone from AT&T. In just 4 simple steps, you can determine the value of your device and receive a Verizon Wireless gift card!
Yellow Pages Association
About YPAOriginally founded in 1975 as the National Yellow Pages Service Association (NYPSA), the Yellow Pages Association® (YPA®) is the largest trade organization of a print and digital media industry valued at more than $27 billion worldwide. Association members include Yellow Pages publishers, who produce products that account for over 95% of the Yellow Pages revenue generated in the U.S. and Canada. Members also include the industry's international, national and local sales forces, certified marketing representatives (CMRs) and associate members, a group of industry stakeholders that include Yellow Pages advertisers, vendors and suppliers. The Association has members in 29 countries. For more than a decade, the Yellow Pages industry has taken proactive measures to decrease our carbon footprint. We’re constantly working to transform and innovate our business so that we can continue supporting local businesses and consumers in the most environmentally friendly way. Below you can read about some of the tough questions we’ve faced in this mission, and how we’ve worked to answer them.
Did You Know?
- Directory paper does not come from freshly cut trees.
In fact, the pulp that is used to make directory paper comes from recycled newspapers and residual chips, a byproduct of sawmills left after logs are converted to lumber. That is, the chips become paper pulp instead of going into landfills or being burned.
- A wide range of new products are made from outdated directories.
Partnerships between publishers and companies like [Green Fiber] have resulted in upcycling directories into products like coffee cup trays, egg cartons, cereal boxes and cellulose insulation. The production process is less energy intensive than using virgin fiber, and ultimately prevents the release of carbon dioxide that may otherwise occur in landfills.
- The demand for directory paper has declined 29% since 2006.
As a result of programs to reduce the size of directories, use more efficient pagination systems, and to expand digital and mobile search products, publishers have reduced the size of directories 29% since 2006. Additionally, publishers have switched to a lighter-weight paper to reduce overall weight and conserve resources throughout the product life cycle.
- Directories are made with nontoxic inks, dyes and adhesives.
Vegetable-based inks and eco-friendly adhesives that pose little threat to soil or groundwater supplies have replaced petroleum-based products.
- Directories make up the smallest portion of the waste stream when compared to other non-durable products.
According to the EPA, compared with newspapers (3.5%), disposable diapers (1.5%) and tissue paper and paper towels (1.4%), telephone directories represent the lowest percentage of the municipal waste stream at 0.3%.
Your out-of-date Yellowbook directory is 100% recyclable. It is printed with soy-based ink, bound with vegetable-based glues, and in many cases can be placed directly in your curbside recycling bin. To find additional recycling options near you, please call our recycling experts at 1.800.YB.YELLOW. The Environment: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Yellowbook is committed to a nationwide recycling initiative focused on proper disposal of out-of-date directories and promotes recycling through its partnerships with organizations across the country. What’s more, Yellowbook is actively holding organized local phone book collection events. Please continue to check our events section for updates. If you need to change your delivery preferences, you’ll find a quick and easy form located at opt-out of phonebook delivery.