Christmas lights and electronics recycling is booming

By Simon JonesThe Christmas lights are getting better and the electronics recycling industry is booming, with a record number of Christmas lights being recycled in 2016.The figures released by the Australian recycling and technology industry show that Christmas lights have been recycled more than double the number of other consumer electronics, including smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles.The Christmas season is […]

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What can you do to recycle Christmas lights?

This is the second time I’ve come across a paper recycle Christmas light, but it’s the first time that I’ve been able to get a photo of it in action.I was planning to buy one to hang in my office, but found that the recycling department was closed and I had to call the local recycling station.The receptionist asked me […]

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The ‘Newell’ Recycling Center to Bring Out the Best in Bloomington’s Trash

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.— A new recycler in Blooming-ton, Indiana, is looking to make recycling look good.Newell’s Recycler is located at 514 W. State St. in Bloomingdale.It’s a small, white metal recycling bin with a big red “N.”The bin has an old-school look, with a bright red LED light shining in the corner.“We want to bring the recycler back to its glory […]

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Why Chicago electronics recycling program is the most effective way to recycle Christmas lights

Chicago, Illinois, Dec. 15, 2018 — It’s not the first time the Chicago Blackhawks have put an end to the tradition of recycling Christmas lights.Since 2006, the team has recycled over 200,000 lights, many of them used in the team’s home arena.The lights have been sold at auction, and the Blackhawks have also donated them to local organizations.Now, the Blackhawks […]

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Apple recycling program helps glass recycler get better recycling

The state’s recycling program, Apple Recycling Program, helps glass-recycling programs nationwide.The program is designed to give glass recycators better incentives for getting recycled glass.Glass recycling is a lucrative industry.In 2016, the U.S. Glass Recycler Association reported that glass was one of the fastest growing recyclables in the country, and it had a record breaking 2016 with $1.8 billion in revenue.In […]

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