January 2015

How Recycling Works


Recycling History Although recycling may seem like a modern concept introduced with the environmental movement of the 1970s, it's actually been around for thousands of years. Prior to the industrial age, you couldn't make goods quickly and cheaply, so virtually everyone practiced recycling in some form. However, large-scale recycling programs were very rare -- households [...]

How Recycling Works2015-01-22T17:50:00-06:00

Saving the Environment with the Three Rs of Electronics


Establishing an environmentally conscious organization is about more than carpooling to work, using less paper, or changing the power settings on the office computers. Going green can actually go as deep as re-evaluating your company’s purchasing habits which can translate to savings. There are many ways to make sure that your office stays current on [...]

Saving the Environment with the Three Rs of Electronics2015-01-26T12:33:23-06:00

November 2014

How kids can help solve the e-waste problem


How many electronic gadgets does your family have? What’s your favorite electronic gadget? An iPad? Video game? TV? How many gadgets does your family use? Would you believe that the average home has 24 electronic products! Do you ever think about what happens to these gadgets when you are done with them? When you stop [...]

How kids can help solve the e-waste problem2015-01-30T17:06:46-06:00

How many aluminum cans equal 1 pound?


It takes approximately 31 empty aluminum cans to equal 1 pound. As of 2014, the average weight of an empty aluminum can is 14.9 grams. One pound is equal to 453.592 grams. In order to determine the number of cans required to add up to 1 pound, it is necessary to divide the number of [...]

How many aluminum cans equal 1 pound?2014-11-18T15:38:40-06:00

October 2014

Scrap Metal Descriptions


Recycle USA, Inc. feels that a better informed customer will be a better long term customer. We want to help you understand what your metal is and what it is worth. Often, cleaning up the metal by removing non-valuable parts or sorting better can result in a much higher value to you and us. We [...]

Scrap Metal Descriptions2014-10-27T10:38:02-05:00