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What is [Re] Waste?

[Re] Waste helps businesses meet their sustainability goals through a vertically integrated approach to collect, process and manufacture recycled products. [Re] Waste also provides transparent reporting to help our clients accurately report progress towards their sustainability goals and environmental impacts.

How does the [Re] Waste recycling program work?

[Re] Waste establishes collection programs with businesses. When [Re] Waste receives the materials, our team sorts the materials by different categories, performs data analytics, and processes the materials. Once the material is processed, [Re] Waste uses the materials as feedstock to manufacture recycled products which helps contribute to creating a circular economy.

What materials can be recycled through our program?

Our recycling program accepts a wide range of materials for recycling, including plastic (type 1-7) paper and cardboard, glass bottles and jars, aluminum and steel cans, and certain electronic waste.

What are the benefits of the [Re] Waste recycling program?

Our recycling program offers several benefits. Firstly, it reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills, which helps conserve valuable landfill space and minimizes the environmental impact associated with waste disposal. Additionally, recycling conserves natural resources by reusing materials, reducing the need for raw material extraction. Furthermore, it helps lower energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of new materials. Lastly, implementing a [Re] Waste recycling program demonstrates your commitment to sustainability, which can enhance your brand reputation and appeal to environmentally conscious consumers. [Re] Waste’s recycling program also introduces recycled products back into the businesses we work with, so your efforts can be shared with tangible examples of recycling.

How do we measure the effectiveness of our [Re] Waste recycling program?

To measure the effectiveness of our waste recycling program, we track key performance indicators (KPIs) such as the quantity of recyclables collected, the percentage of waste diverted from landfills, and the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions achieved through recycling efforts. These metrics provide tangible evidence of our program's impact and help us identify areas for improvement. Regular assessments and audits of our recycling processes also enable us to identify any operational challenges and implement corrective measures to enhance program effectiveness. [Re] Waste tracks the quantity of materials used to manufacture recycled products. 

We also work with businesses to identify their KPI’s and the reporting that’s important to them.

What size of business does [Re] Waste service?

[Re] Waste services businesses in three sectors: Industrial, Commercial and Retail.  We work with businesses to understand their constraints and set up a collection program that’s the right fit. This allows us to efficiently collect their materials and transport it to [Re] Waste where the material is processed.

Are there any concerns regarding recycling mylar materials?

While mylar materials are commonly used in packaging, they present challenges when it comes to recycling. Mylar is a type of plastic film that often contains multiple layers of materials, making it difficult to separate and recycle effectively in many recycling programs. 

Can plastics be recycled, and what types of plastics are accepted?

Yes, plastics can be recycled, but it's important to note that not all types of plastics are accepted in every recycling program. Commonly accepted plastics for recycling include PET (polyethylene terephthalate) found in water bottles, HDPE (high-density polyethylene) used in milk jugs and detergent bottles and PP (polypropylene) found in yogurt cups and food containers. [Re] Waste can recycle plastics type from 1-7 as per below.