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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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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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Celebrate Recycling! America Recycles Day 2017

This year is the 20th  anniversary of America Recycles Day.  “ARD” is the only nationally recognized event that promotes recycling in the US.  “America Recycles Day is a call-to-action to motivate individuals to actively pursue a #BeRecycled lifestyle 365 days a year,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful which manages the program. …

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Will You Get Caught Green-Handed?

In preparation for Earth Day (April 22), what better way to promote a green mentality than a friendly recycling competition among co-workers? “Get Caught Green-Handed” is an activity adapted from RecycleMania, a program administered by Keep America Beautiful for universities across the country. Programs like “Get Caught Green-Handed” teach individuals to be green-minded and help…

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Vangel’s Green Holiday Gift Guide 2016

At Vangel, we’re all about “closing the loop” by purchasing items made with recycled materials—even as holiday gifts! That’s why the past few years, we’ve created holiday gift guides to help you find great gifts that keep sustainability top-of-mind (see our Green Holiday Gift Guide 2015 and Green Holiday Gift Guide 2014). The holidays are one of the best times of the…

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Green Holiday Gift Guide 2015

At Vangel, we’re all about “closing the loop” by purchasing recycled items—even as holiday gifts! There are some great resources out there including Uncommon goods, Etsy and several other sites with makers who focus on closing the loop by creating items with recycled materials. The holidays is one of the best times of the year for promoting…

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ISRI Pushes for Ban on One-Bin Collection

For years, many municipalities and some businesses alike have been moving toward single stream collection under the guise that it is easier for people to do than dual stream and would allow for a higher collection rate. While a higher overall COLLECTION rate may be achievable through this process, that does not mean all that is collected…

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