Wastes & Recycling

Wastes and recycling.Waste and recycling videos are presented in this section. Topics include municipal solid waste, industrial and manufacturing solid waste, recycling programs and policies of all kinds, waste reduction, zero waste, reuse, salvage and remanufacturing, waste biomass, green waste, composting, waste to energy, purchase of recycled content products, construction and demolition debris, toxic and hazardous waste, and purchase of recycled content building and furnishing materials and supplies.

Proper management of residential, commercial, and industrial wastes is a key aspect of sustainability. It is important to figure out how to minimize the amount of materials that end up in landfills and maximize those that are reused for high-value purposes. Such efforts cut down on demand for new raw materials, alleviating pressure on our world's precious natural resources.

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"" ABC 7 On UsedCardboardBoxes.com. Interview with Marty Metro. Consumer News Reporter Ric Romero visits UsedCardboardBoxes.com. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> More about Marty Metro >>

"" Behind The Scenes At The MRF. What is MRF? A Materials Recovery Facility, or MRF (pronounced "murf"), is a specialized plant that receives, separates and prepares recyclable materials for marketing to users. About 10 minutes. Play Video >>

"" CEO of UsedCardboardBoxes.com. Interview with Marty Metro. CEO is interviewed at a used box warehouse where quality used boxes are sorted, stacked on a pallets and resold as moving and shipping boxes to consumers and businesses. About 4 minutes. Play Video >> More about Marty Metro >>

"" The Global Food Waste Scandal. TED Talk by Tristram Stuart. Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it's inedible, but because it doesn't look appealing. Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources. About 14 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Going Green and Green Business. Online presentation by Marty Metro. Excerpts from several presentations and interviews describing and explaining his box reuse business. About 5 minutes. Play Video >> More about Marty Metro >>

"" High Tech Trash. Presentation by Elizabeth Grossman, who speaks about her book, High Tech Trash. It reveals the environmental and public health harms are being felt as a result of mountains of old batteries, plastic computer casings, lead-infused monitors, discarded cellphones, TV remote controls, and other "e-waste" is piling up in landfills and leaching dangerous toxins. About 57 minutes. Play Video >>

"" How Recycling Works. The SciShow explores what happens to your stuff after you toss it into the little green bin with the arrows on it. About 9 minutes. Play Video >>

"" How To End The Food Waste Fiasco. TEDx Talk by Rob Greenfield. There are millions around the world who don’t know where their next meal will come from. Rob is on a mission to solve this problem. We can all easily be a part of the solution… and it starts with a dumpster. About 18 minutes. Play Video >>

"" We Can Recycle Plastic. TED Talk by Mike Biddle. Less than 10% of plastic is recycled (compared to almost 90% of metals) because of the complicated problem of sorting the different kinds. Frustrated by this waste, Biddle has developed a cheap and energy efficient plant that recycles all types of plastic. About 11 minutes. Play Video >>

"" Where Does Your Recycling Go? What happens after you wheel your recycling bin out to the curb? About 3 minutes. Play Video >>

"" WRAP: Food Waste Reduction. WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) works with businesses, individuals and communities to achieve a circular economy through helping them reduce waste, develop sustainable products and use resources in an efficient way. About 21 minutes. Play Video >>

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