Replas’s Weblog

Re-use or Recycle , Save Energy, Protect The Environment

PlasticNation INC. will buy your plastic, metal and computer recyclable materials and scrap.

Plastic Recycling Asset Recovery
Metal Recycling Electronic Recycling

Plastic Nation Inc has been recycling since 1987. We are experts in recycling. We purchase all types of plastic, metal, computer and electronic waste streams. We provide any and all equipment that is necessary for the collection and recycling of scrap. We currently have countless balers, grinders and drop trailers at many of our suppliers across the country. We handle all the logistics involved in the pick up and handling of your scrap. We offer immediate payment on all the scrap we purchase. We specialize in low end, contaminated and hard to handle materials. Please contact us and let us help solve your recycling needs.

We have two locations where we grind and process materials in Michigan and Georgia. We grind and wash HDPE and PET bottles. We are always looking for additional suppliers of HDPE, PET and 1-7 Commingled bottles. We can also provide clean washed HDPE and PET regrind or pellets. Please contact us for pricing details.

October 9, 2007 Posted by | Garbage/Recycling | Leave a comment

Why Recycle My Cell Phone?

The potential human health and environmental impacts of cell phone waste is grim.
Cell phones are potentially hazardous waste because they contain lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. If thrown in the trash and sent to incinerators or landfills, environmental contamination can occur from combustion and leaching into soil and groundwater.

Sadly, less than 2% of old cell phones are being recycled today — we are calling on the public to help raise the profile of this important issue!

Some alarming facts about cell phones you might not know:


  • Photo: Chris Jordan

    The EPA estimates cell phones will be thrown away at a rate of 130 million a year by 2005 that equals 65,000 tons of waste containing toxic metals!

  • There are more than 500 million used cell phones in the U.S. sitting in people’s drawers or in our landfills.

Learn more about how the Recycle My Cell Phone campaign takes care of your phone:

October 9, 2007 Posted by | Recycle Cell Phones | Leave a comment

Home recycling kit

This is a fantastic way of making your home recycling fast and easy, just the way that it should be. Who wants to spend hours and hours sorting through their trash when you can have the easy system in place and do your recycling there and then?

recycle frame

The system works by hooking four plastic bags onto the purpose built frame that will keep the bags open, all that is needed now is that you sort out the trash as you get, how you have your bags set up is down to your personal preference, but with four bags you can have paper, plastic, food and other waste.

Dimensions are 600 mm x 500 mm x 320 mm.

This is a UK based designer and the prices are £65 ($130).

October 9, 2007 Posted by | How to Recycle | Leave a comment

Don’t Trash Your Cell Phone — Recycle It!

Help keep toxic metals out of the environment with the Recycle My Cell Phone campaign.

 

Host a cell phone collection in your community

Cell phones contain toxic metals that can pollute the environment and threaten human health. When recycled responsibly, the metals can be put back into circulation, decreasing the need for new metal mining.

Help us make a difference by setting up a responsible cell phone recycling program in your community or workplace. It’s free, easy and helps keeps phones out of the waste stream.

Make Earth Day every day! You can recycle your old cell phone for free from the comfort of your own home today.

October 9, 2007 Posted by | Recycle Cell Phones | Leave a comment

On average 130 million cell phones are retired annually in the U.S. alone

That is a statistic from Wireless Recycling, on why we need to recycle our old and unused cell phones. Cell phone waste is a growing problem, it is estimated that only 1% of old cell phones get recycled or reused, while the rest end up at our landfills or lay in closets, drawers, and household boxes.

With Wireless Recycling you can do a collection of sorts, and try to gather from friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, churchmates, classmates, etc 100 or more cell phones and they then can be shipped for free to Wireless Recycling. Or you can alternatively recycle (just the few you have) and drop them off at local donation center. (for free)

There are several resources available which enable you to recycle your old and unused cell phones. Try Wireless Recycling or google cell phone recycling to find another.

October 9, 2007 Posted by | Recycle Cell Phones | Leave a comment

Recycle your bath water

Droughtplug is a unique, patented device for recycling domestic water.

It has been developed in response to the increasing awareness of the need to conserve water, the forecast of ever increasing summer temperatures and to reduce water bills for those on water meters.

Droughtplug is designed to facilitate the siphoning of bath water from the bath for use in the garden, for washing the car or topping up water storage containers at times of high water usage.

The average bath contains over 80 litres of water, which can easily be recycled by replacing the bath plug with the Droughtplug, connecting a hose and siphoning the water from the bath.

Droughtplug is made of recycled and recyclable material in the UK

The Droughtplug Recycling kit consists of the Droughtplug, 2 metres of hose- pipe with an integral siphon pump and standard hose connectors at each end, a double connector to join this hose-pipe to a garden hose-pipe and an “in line” cut-off valve so that the flow of water can be controlled. The cut-off valve can be placed at either end of the garden hose. The kit will retail for around £19.99 ©2007 Droughtplug

October 9, 2007 Posted by | Water Recycling | Leave a comment

Used Tire Recycling Plant Will be Built

A used tire recycle plant will be built by EarthFirst Tecnology Inc. and Orion Industrial Service Corp., as reported in Biz Journal.

The plant will utilize Catalytic Activated Vacuum Distillation Reactor (CAVD), by which millions of pounds of tire chips are converted into recoverable by-products consisting of carbon black, oil, steel and synthetic gas. The process eliminates the need to burn or bury used tires.

Catalytic Activated Vacuum Distillation system is developed by WESCO.

October 9, 2007 Posted by | recycling plant | Leave a comment

Garbage/Recycling left by previous tenant by JOHANNA on August 3, 2007 @12:31

I’m a LL and my previous tenant moved out on 7/31. The house was clean and in good condition when they moved out. However, I did not check the contents of the garbage/recycle bins that were left in the garage. The new tenants moved in on 8/2 and are furious that a bag of garbage and a few recycled materials were left in the bins, however the garbage is scheduled to be picked-up on 8/3. The garbage/recycle that was left in the bin was minimal and by no means excessive or spilling out of the bins (or I would have noticed it). I was surprised that the new tenants were so angry at this minor issue, but I advised them I would pay for charges for 1 garbage can and 1 recycle bin to be picked up for the month of August. Should I have handled this differently?

October 9, 2007 Posted by | Garbage/Recycling | Leave a comment

Plastics recycling plant opens in Beijing

The world’s biggest plastics recycling processing plant, capable of recycling 60,000 tons of waste annually, has begun operating in Beijing.

Operated by Beijing Incom Resources Recovery Co, the plant cost 300 million yuan ($37.5 million), Li Ping, director of the Beijing municipal industry promotion bureau, said yesterday.

He said the plant’s annual capacity equaled one-third of the city’s total waste in plastics, and would result in 30,000 tons of clean polyester and 20,000 tons of polyester chips – equivalent to a saving of 300,000 tons of petroleum annually.

“The plant will contribute greatly to Beijing’s energy saving endeavors,” Li said.

Figures from the Beijing Municipal Packing Technology Association show that discarded plastic bottles amounted to 150,000 tons in 2006 in Beijing, and will surge to 300,000 tons in 2010.

Tens of thousands of migrant workers are usually employed to collect discarded plastic products. The products are taken to urban-fringe zones where they are cleaned and crushed.

According to the association, Beijing has more than 150 low-level workshops, each with a daily capacity of 1-3 tons. About 15 to 20 tons of water is needed to process one ton of waste plastics.

Li said Beijing was encouraging more companies to participate in building logistics and sorting centers for waste plastics.

Beijing Incom will set up four such centers this year.

October 9, 2007 Posted by | recycling plant | Leave a comment

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Blog Carnival

Posted by OrganicpicksTeam in : Communities , trackback Two weeks ago, we announced our very first green blog carnival, focusing on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Thanks everyone for participating in this community-based conversation and sharing great personal experience and tips.

Beth from Fake Plastic Fish avoids plastic products (including bags) in general, but offers practical advice on what you can do with old plastic bags. Additionally, not to be missed, she provides comprehensive tips on what recyclable really means to you on a day to day basis. Instead of researching on the web for 10 hours, you can read her great post.

Annette from Crafters Journey shares her 10 crafty ideas on how to recycle greeting cards. Keep them in mind as the holiday months approach.

Tiffany from Nature Mom recommends First Alert Motion Sensing Light Socket for those of us who don’t always remember to turn off our lights.

Todd from We the Change believes individual actions do matter. Imagine if every family signs up with a local energy company that provides 100% renewable power. He also links to a map for you to check local service providers who sell reusable energy.

Reduce, reuse and recycle not only do good for the environment, but also for your pocket book. Scott and Aaron from College and Finance present ways for students to save the environment and their finance. Stephanie from Stop the Ride shares some of the things that she repurposed around the homestead, such as old tire as a swing and old wooden board split as tomato stakes.

In case you want to reduce the usage of plastic bags, and still want to be super stylish, Doris recommends a couple of cool and funky bags.

A big thanks to all the contributors and if you have other ideas to share, please let check out our 3R Blog Carnival for submisson details for our next issue.

October 9, 2007 Posted by | Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Blog Carnival | Leave a comment