archive-org.com » ORG » R » RECYCLENOWPHILADELPHIA.ORG

Total: 21

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Recycle Now Philadelphia - Recycle, Go Green
    well beyond the aesthetic Because green roofs help to insulate buildings are able to slash seasonal energy costs for both heating and air conditioning by approximately 25 percent That alone should be incentive for buildings to add a plantscape to their roofs but the advantages don t end there Green roofs also help to reduce water runoff during rainstorms combat air pollution provide food for the buildings residents and even make a good home for birds that are normally displaced by urban development Originally published on enn com Published by admin in Going Green Leave a reply Focus on Eliminating Litter Rather than Eliminating Foam April 22 2015 Florida has recently talked about the prospect of implementing a foam ban across the state This Florida foam ban would not only affect small businesses and schools but the whole tourist economy of Florida The reality is that even if Florida was to ban foam and switch to more costly alternatives wouldn t those be littered as well Rather than ban foam to prevent the wellbeing of Florida s terrain it is important to create more recycling centers where foam can be recycled and inform Floridians on the resourcefulness of foam Foam is a 100 percent recyclable and currently there are four Dart recycling centers for foam in Florida They are located in Jacksonville Miami Plant City and Tampa The community can work together to build even more recycling centers where foam can be recycled rather than just tossed on the beach Florida is a huge tourist destination where people go to enjoy the terrain of the state Between the wildlife creatures of the sunshine state the beaches and the 12 national parks of Florida it is important to preserve this resourceful state Banning foam does not have to be the solution to do this though There are several reasons why we should recycle but first and foremost it is because it is good for the environment By recycling you are saving resources energy and money Recycling leads to getting rid of less trash which reduces air and water pollution that is circulating in the environment By reducing the amount that you dispose of each day you are actually helping the landfills The size of landfills benefit from the amount of waste we are recycling rather than disposing of If landfill sites are inundated with waste it can have negative affects on the environment and its surroundings Recycling foam can also lead to the prospect of more jobs for people in a community which is always a positive side It is important to look at the pros and cons to the foam ban and realize that foam might not be the issue but litter is the larger issue at hand Published by admin in Recycling Leave a reply Top ways your business can save energy April 3 2015 From the obvious offense of leaving lights on when no one is in the room to the sneaky energy suckers like incandescent exit signs that use up ten times the energy as an LED one most businesses and organizations have some room for energy efficiency improvement Below are some tips to get started Lighting Replace all your inefficient outdated or underused lighting throughout the building When replacing it consider newer technologies such as compact fluorescent lamps CFLs These can also be used with compatible dimming systems to maximize efficiency by only using what is necessary Similarly utilizing sunlight when it s available for the workspace can be a huge benefit Not only does it save energy but it is also healthier for employees Temperature Control Installing either programmable thermostats or locking devices to prevent changes can save a ton of money and energy When the temperature is at an adequate place such as around 63 degrees during business hours and 68 degrees during nonbusiness hours the space will remain comfortable and consistent as well as allowing the unchangeable thermostat to prevent any tampering Fun fact A one degree change in your thermostat may save you 3 off your energy bill Equipment Simple changes like turning off all computers monitors printers and copiers during nonbusiness hours can make a huge difference Or try switching to laptops which can save 80 90 of the power that a desktop uses Additionally many businesses have had success with installing sensors that automatically turn off lights and other equipment when it is not in use Employee Education Lastly ensure that your employees thoroughly understand why your goal is to save energy and the environmental and financial repercussions of using energy irresponsibly Several organizations such as Cenergistic formerly known as Energy Education Inc exist to help organizations conserve energy through customized plans These are often coupled with employee education which may show why they are so effective in addition to the customized services they offer Published by admin in Energy Leave a reply Go Green Think Locally March 27 2015 Polystyrene foam is 100 percent recyclable which makes it a multi use material made for long durations Foam products are heat resistant insulated and more affordable than other materials In schools alone using foam trays saves schools tremendous amounts of money a year compared to using compostable trays which are a more pricey option As more states are quick to add foam bans it is important to think about the impact it will have on small businesses and organizations across states The prospect of a Connecticut foam ban will put hardworking people out of jobs and increase costs for a lot of companies who rely heavily on foam The concept of a foam ban was created in an attempt to both eliminate litter and go green but in turn it is worse to eliminate foam all together Consumers will start to use other products which will also be littered just like foam and it will create a vicious cycle So what is a better solution Foam recycling centers are popping up around North America and are continuing to expand In

    Original URL path: http://www.recyclenowphiladelphia.org/ (2016-05-01)
    Open archived version from archive


  • Contact Us - Recycle Now Philadelphia
    Skip to content Home Contact Us Contact Us Name Please enter at least 2 characters Email Please enter a valid email Subject Please enter at least 2 characters Enter number 271 Please enter the correct number Message Please enter at

    Original URL path: http://www.recyclenowphiladelphia.org/contact-us/ (2016-05-01)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Why Recycling Polystyrene Foam Works - Recycle Now Philadelphia
    cheap leading to lower overall costs to run their businesses Once the bans take place business owners would be hit with hefty fines if they are caught using foam based products and they will also have to incur the higher costs of substitute materials Recycling polystyrene on a large scale would work and should be implemented within each city Additionally the landfills that have already been loaded will polystyrene can start to be emptied and recycled which would be great for the environment A lot of states are taking active measures to prepare for this transition to recycling foam on a large scale one of which is Louisiana They have been conducting tests to attempt to recycle foam as efficiently as they possibly can but the problem still involves getting the public aware and developing recycling centers that are easily accessible Recycling polystyrene products is a much better route as there are ways that it can easily and efficiently be recycled The first problem is the mere fact that few people even know that you can recycle foam and just assume that it is trash The first thing that would have to change is the public perception on foam which

    Original URL path: http://www.recyclenowphiladelphia.org/why-recycling-polystyrene-foam-works/ (2016-05-01)
    Open archived version from archive

  • admin, Author at Recycle Now Philadelphia
    perks extend well beyond the aesthetic Because green roofs help to insulate buildings are able to slash seasonal energy costs for both heating and air conditioning by approximately 25 percent That alone should be incentive for buildings to add a plantscape to their roofs but the advantages don t end there Green roofs also help to reduce water runoff during rainstorms combat air pollution provide food for the buildings residents and even make a good home for birds that are normally displaced by urban development Originally published on enn com Published by admin in Going Green Leave a reply Focus on Eliminating Litter Rather than Eliminating Foam April 22 2015 Florida has recently talked about the prospect of implementing a foam ban across the state This Florida foam ban would not only affect small businesses and schools but the whole tourist economy of Florida The reality is that even if Florida was to ban foam and switch to more costly alternatives wouldn t those be littered as well Rather than ban foam to prevent the wellbeing of Florida s terrain it is important to create more recycling centers where foam can be recycled and inform Floridians on the resourcefulness of foam Foam is a 100 percent recyclable and currently there are four Dart recycling centers for foam in Florida They are located in Jacksonville Miami Plant City and Tampa The community can work together to build even more recycling centers where foam can be recycled rather than just tossed on the beach Florida is a huge tourist destination where people go to enjoy the terrain of the state Between the wildlife creatures of the sunshine state the beaches and the 12 national parks of Florida it is important to preserve this resourceful state Banning foam does not have to be the solution to do this though There are several reasons why we should recycle but first and foremost it is because it is good for the environment By recycling you are saving resources energy and money Recycling leads to getting rid of less trash which reduces air and water pollution that is circulating in the environment By reducing the amount that you dispose of each day you are actually helping the landfills The size of landfills benefit from the amount of waste we are recycling rather than disposing of If landfill sites are inundated with waste it can have negative affects on the environment and its surroundings Recycling foam can also lead to the prospect of more jobs for people in a community which is always a positive side It is important to look at the pros and cons to the foam ban and realize that foam might not be the issue but litter is the larger issue at hand Published by admin in Recycling Leave a reply Top ways your business can save energy April 3 2015 From the obvious offense of leaving lights on when no one is in the room to the sneaky energy suckers like incandescent exit signs that use up ten times the energy as an LED one most businesses and organizations have some room for energy efficiency improvement Below are some tips to get started Lighting Replace all your inefficient outdated or underused lighting throughout the building When replacing it consider newer technologies such as compact fluorescent lamps CFLs These can also be used with compatible dimming systems to maximize efficiency by only using what is necessary Similarly utilizing sunlight when it s available for the workspace can be a huge benefit Not only does it save energy but it is also healthier for employees Temperature Control Installing either programmable thermostats or locking devices to prevent changes can save a ton of money and energy When the temperature is at an adequate place such as around 63 degrees during business hours and 68 degrees during nonbusiness hours the space will remain comfortable and consistent as well as allowing the unchangeable thermostat to prevent any tampering Fun fact A one degree change in your thermostat may save you 3 off your energy bill Equipment Simple changes like turning off all computers monitors printers and copiers during nonbusiness hours can make a huge difference Or try switching to laptops which can save 80 90 of the power that a desktop uses Additionally many businesses have had success with installing sensors that automatically turn off lights and other equipment when it is not in use Employee Education Lastly ensure that your employees thoroughly understand why your goal is to save energy and the environmental and financial repercussions of using energy irresponsibly Several organizations such as Cenergistic formerly known as Energy Education Inc exist to help organizations conserve energy through customized plans These are often coupled with employee education which may show why they are so effective in addition to the customized services they offer Published by admin in Energy Leave a reply Go Green Think Locally March 27 2015 Polystyrene foam is 100 percent recyclable which makes it a multi use material made for long durations Foam products are heat resistant insulated and more affordable than other materials In schools alone using foam trays saves schools tremendous amounts of money a year compared to using compostable trays which are a more pricey option As more states are quick to add foam bans it is important to think about the impact it will have on small businesses and organizations across states The prospect of a Connecticut foam ban will put hardworking people out of jobs and increase costs for a lot of companies who rely heavily on foam The concept of a foam ban was created in an attempt to both eliminate litter and go green but in turn it is worse to eliminate foam all together Consumers will start to use other products which will also be littered just like foam and it will create a vicious cycle So what is a better solution Foam recycling centers are popping up around North America and are continuing to

    Original URL path: http://www.recyclenowphiladelphia.org/author/admin/ (2016-05-01)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Recycling Archives - Recycle Now Philadelphia
    first problem is the mere fact that few people even know that you can recycle foam and just assume that it is trash The first thing that would have to change is the public perception on foam which could only be done by educating people about the ability to recycle Many people think that a ban on the material is the best way to address the problem as they feel that this will decrease the amount of trash that is ending up in landfills which ultimately are going to stay there for over five hundred years until the products finally degrade However a lot of people do not realize that we already have a huge problem with the drastic volume of polystyrene based products that are already occupying landfills Published by admin in Recycling Leave a reply Focus on Eliminating Litter Rather than Eliminating Foam April 22 2015 Florida has recently talked about the prospect of implementing a foam ban across the state This Florida foam ban would not only affect small businesses and schools but the whole tourist economy of Florida The reality is that even if Florida was to ban foam and switch to more costly alternatives wouldn t those be littered as well Rather than ban foam to prevent the wellbeing of Florida s terrain it is important to create more recycling centers where foam can be recycled and inform Floridians on the resourcefulness of foam Foam is a 100 percent recyclable and currently there are four Dart recycling centers for foam in Florida They are located in Jacksonville Miami Plant City and Tampa The community can work together to build even more recycling centers where foam can be recycled rather than just tossed on the beach Florida is a huge tourist destination where people go to enjoy the terrain of the state Between the wildlife creatures of the sunshine state the beaches and the 12 national parks of Florida it is important to preserve this resourceful state Banning foam does not have to be the solution to do this though There are several reasons why we should recycle but first and foremost it is because it is good for the environment By recycling you are saving resources energy and money Recycling leads to getting rid of less trash which reduces air and water pollution that is circulating in the environment By reducing the amount that you dispose of each day you are actually helping the landfills The size of landfills benefit from the amount of waste we are recycling rather than disposing of If landfill sites are inundated with waste it can have negative affects on the environment and its surroundings Recycling foam can also lead to the prospect of more jobs for people in a community which is always a positive side It is important to look at the pros and cons to the foam ban and realize that foam might not be the issue but litter is the larger issue at hand Published by

    Original URL path: http://www.recyclenowphiladelphia.org/category/recycling/ (2016-05-01)
    Open archived version from archive

  • How Environmentally Green Buildings Help the Environment - Recycle Now Philadelphia
    being considerate of the natural resources like the land and water that surround this location as Anthony Malkin did with the Empire State Building Owners of large apartment buildings understand the importance of using eco friendly appliances that conserve usage of electric especially during peak hours Energy efficient windows are the standard for most new residential homes New York City is densely populated and the thought of running out of a vital natural resource like water is a reason for concern During the summer months certain areas experience black outs or brown outs These occurrences are the warning signs that something is definitely wrong Another alternative such as solar panels and wind turbines have been incorporated into the scheme of producing electricity In the height of the summer months during heatwaves many electrical outages are experienced on a daily basis The shortage of water and the limits put on the usage of water have caused world wide alarm across the nation Many architects have incorporated methods of recycling rain water along with using solar panels to conserve electric and water Building that have solar panels for electricity are protecting the environment for the next generation Concrete and asphalt are in

    Original URL path: http://www.recyclenowphiladelphia.org/how-environmentally-green-buildings-help-the-environment/ (2016-05-01)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Environment Archives - Recycle Now Philadelphia
    Park in New York City is one of the largest areas that has been deemed environmentally friendly This is done by being considerate of the natural resources like the land and water that surround this location as Anthony Malkin did with the Empire State Building Owners of large apartment buildings understand the importance of using eco friendly appliances that conserve usage of electric especially during peak hours Energy efficient windows are the standard for most new residential homes New York City is densely populated and the thought of running out of a vital natural resource like water is a reason for concern During the summer months certain areas experience black outs or brown outs These occurrences are the warning signs that something is definitely wrong Another alternative such as solar panels and wind turbines have been incorporated into the scheme of producing electricity In the height of the summer months during heatwaves many electrical outages are experienced on a daily basis The shortage of water and the limits put on the usage of water have caused world wide alarm across the nation Many architects have incorporated methods of recycling rain water along with using solar panels to conserve electric and

    Original URL path: http://www.recyclenowphiladelphia.org/category/environment/ (2016-05-01)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Myths about Hydraulic Fracturing - Recycle Now Philadelphia
    methods In a hydraulic fracturing or fracking job fluids that consist mainly water and sand are injected under high pressure into the producing formation creating fissures that allow resources to move freely from rock pores where energy sources were trapped Opponents also seem to dwell on the environmental repercussions of hydraulic fracturing yet the safe and responsible energy extracted from shale has actually lessened the carbon footprint of U S energy companies like Cunningham Energy over the last two decades Fracking and oil industry regulations continue to be improved and each company undergoes rigorous regulation and review before implementing new methods The environment is actually one of the leaders in the fracking industry s main priorities as they are looking for long term lasting solutions to our energy issues Lastly fracking has allowed for strides in energy independence As President Obama recently stated for the first time in 18 years America is poised to produce more of our own oil than we buy from other nations Since 2006 no country on Earth has reduced its total carbon pollution by as much as the United States of America This shows how hydraulic fracturing made such a difference in where the U

    Original URL path: http://www.recyclenowphiladelphia.org/myths-about-hydraulic-fracturing/ (2016-05-01)
    Open archived version from archive



  •