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By Patricia

How Your Business Can Keep Canada Green

Canadians are some of the most eco-friendly people in the world. Most Canadians prefer working for and supporting businesses that have strong corporate social responsibility codes. As we begin to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, we wanted to share some of the many ways that your company can help keep Canada green for another 150 years! This is what we came up with:

  1. Audit Your Waste Stream:   Landfill should be your last and most expensive option when it comes to “waste”. We see companies throwing out valuable items all the time.  Audit your waste, you will be surprised with the items that can be recycled and converted into something else later on.
  2. Review Your Purchasing:  There are substitutes available to chemicals, solvents and other inputs you are using in production.  It is much better for the environment and more inexpensive to deal with the packaging and residues from alternate materials that are not hazardous.
  3. Setup an Industrial Recycling Program with a Single Vendor like Blue Planet:  We get it, your business is busy and it’s not easy to find a vendor for each of your recyclable items. That is why we came up with a smart and quick solution, an all-in-one stop for recycling! Our one truck pickup can accomplish the overwhelming task of picking up several materials at once – hazardous wastes, fluorescent bulbs, plastics, wood and cardboard.
  4. Review Your Approach to Product Destruction:  Every industry has proprietary waste. This can range from prototypes, failed products, spoiled, damaged, returns, to even food!  You know the hassle.  Try using a company that can assure destruction but take components through to recycling.  It’s less expensive and more responsible than many conventional methods.
  5. Invest in a Corporate Social Responsibility Plan:  Remember, Canadians love working for eco-friendly companies. Get your employees involved and make changes to the way you handle your waste or product destruction streams. They will take pride in helping out!

There is no doubt that if we all work together, we will keep Canada green for another 150 years!

By Jennifer

Plastic Recycling – Street Light Lenses

Blue Planet recently recycled thousands of  pounds of local street light lenses as they were getting a makeover.
That means thousands of pounds of plastic created new materials and stayed out of our landfills!

By Jennifer

Community Comfort using Plastic Pellets

Weighted blankets made with plastic pellets are used for therapy to create calming effects for those struggling with psychiatric, anxiety and autism disorders.
Much like a human touch or hug, these blankets aide in releasing serotonin creating a soothing result.
Blue Planet has proudly donated thousands of recycled plastic pellets to this beneficial therapy.

To learn more about this and to view our NEW WEBSITE – please visit blueplanetrecycling.com

By blue@923-RECYCLE

Food Grade IBC totes and Barrels For Sale

In the course of our recycling programs we pickup many barrels and IBC totes. Rather than shredding these for plastics and metal recycling we are looking for a reuse. Do you know anyone interested in buying these from us? Please inquire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By blue@923-RECYCLE

Food Waste Recycling

Tasked with recycling over 150,000 lbs of ingredients from an ice cream plant, we utilized our organics recycling program where the food waste was re-purposed for animal feeds & fortifying organic soil. In the shipment we found over 1.5 million popsicle sticks. We thought it was a shame to run them through our wood program (into wood chips), so after a viral Facebook post appealing to schools, the sticks are now arts and crafts!

By blue@923-RECYCLE

Product Destruction to Creation

Blue Planet recently recycled 30,000 lbs of defective PET water bottle preforms (used to make water bottles by heating and blowing them up) We recycled these preforms into a ground resin used in a variety of applications: fibre for carpets, fleece fabrics for clothing, and plant pots.

By blue@923-RECYCLE

Blue Planet Community Involvement!

Blue Planet worked together with the Township of Langley to recycle 100’s of garbage cans that residents brought in after they received their new and improved garbage toters. The community event was a huge success and the old garbage cans were recycled into pipe resin!

By blue@923-RECYCLE

Product Destruction

There are many reasons finished products need to be destroyed. Our goal is responsible recovery within the destruction process. We were asked to destroy a failed product ready for market – plastic paint brush covers. The challenge with this project was the paper label attached to each piece.

It would have been too labour intensive to dismantle by hand. So we ground the original product and then used an aspiration method to remove the lighter paper from the heavier plastic. The result? 100% recovery down to the wood pallets, boxes, plastic and paper!!

By blue@923-RECYCLE

Reinventing “Organics Disposal”

Introducing organics recycling for food manufacturing, logistics & distributors. We carefully process and recover nutritional content from the products we recycle, converting waste into valuable feeds, proteins or organic soils. We recently recycled enough nuts to feed 10 farms instead of going to landfill. Many of our customers bundle our services, making for one efficient pickup!

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