“Is this recyclable or is that recyclable? The take home message that I really try to emphasis with people is that it’s not really whether it is recyclable. Most everything is recyclable. The real question is if it’s recycled.” says Emily Hanson.
We get the chance to interview Emily Hanson, Community Relations Manager of the the industry-leading company GreenWaste. Based in the Bay Area of California, GreenWaste has been pushing the envelope of efficiency in both recycling and conservation since 1991. Their headquarters in San Jose is one of the most innovative processing facilities in the world, capable of sorting and recovering 98% of recyclable materials and 75% of trash for a total facility diversion rate of 88% for household and commercial waste. What makes GreenWaste unique is that they process garage and recyclables side by side. Before GreenWaste, the garbage from San Jose residents went straight to landfill! [Read more...]