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Posts by Valerie Androutsopoulos

A Recycler’s Christmas List

This post is just as relevant today as when we first published it in December 2014. Enjoy! This holiday season, Vangel inc. invites you to contribute to a more sustainable way of living by simply closing the loop. Closing the loop means purchasing recycled content in place of new products. For example, recycling your old…

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Tips for America Recycles Day on November 15th

America Recycles Day, a nationwide initiative celebrated annually on November 15th, was started by the National Recycling Coalition in 1997. Since 2010, it has been a program of Keep America Beautiful, a nonprofit organization dedicated to litter prevention. Although it’s only a few weeks away, you still have plenty of time to plan. Here are…

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4 Top Document Disposal Mistakes to Avoid

When it comes to information security, companies make errors all the time. Improper, even negligent disposal of confidential workplace documents happens often in both big and small organizations. Here are four top document disposal mistakes to avoid: Mistake 1: Using a Paper Shredder Paper shredding machines are costly and time-consuming. You must remove staples and…

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Your Questions about Office Recycling, Answered

Today, more businesses are implementing green initiatives to help the environment. Office recycling is one of the most common of these initiatives, and while you know it benefitting our planet, did you know it can also improve your bottom line? In this blog, we answer your office recycling questions so you can help your organization…

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5 Common Mistakes that Hinder the Recycling Process

If you’re not actively minimizing your organization’s impact on the environment, now is the time to start an office recycling program. You’ll want to make sure your recycling process is thorough, efficient and economical. Here are five common mistakes to avoid. Mistake 1: Going it Alone The actions you take to create a green office…

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4 Ways to Simplify Your Information Disposal Practices

Are your company’s information disposal practices impeding true growth, productivity and profitability? The answer is “yes” if you follow these inefficient steps when shredding documents:  Remove staples and paperclips from documents Separate files into easy-to-shred portions Hand-feed the documents into a shredder Empty and clean the shredding receptacle Dump shredded material in a dumpster With…

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Fun Facts About Maryland’s Preakness

Maryland Preakness 2018

The People’s Party Not invited to this Saturday’s wedding of the youngest son of “The People’s Princess?” Not to fret. You can attend “The People’s Party!” After viewing the dazzling tiara worn by Meghan Markle as she weds Prince Harry at 7 am EDT, tune in for the middle jewel in the Triple Crown, the…

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5 Common Information Destruction Mistakes to Avoid

When disposing of sensitive and confidential information, you can never be too careful. One mistake can cause a handful of bad consequences for your business, including: Identity theft Business fraud Lawsuits Brand damage Regulatory non-compliance… …or all of the above. To help you avoid these consequences, here’s a list of common information destruction mistakes to…

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Protecting Yourself Against Tax Identity Theft

Tax Identity Theft

Protecting Yourself Against Tax Identity Theft It’s tax season again and on top of doing your personal and business taxes, the last thing you need is to worry about tax identity theft. As the ID Theft Center puts it, “the tax man cometh and the scammers follow.” It’s important to be especially diligent in protecting…

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