Green versus Secure: Can You Have It Both Ways?

When it comes to environmentally-friendly secure shredding, Orange County homeowners and businesses often face a dilemma. They may be generating hundreds of pounds of paper waste each month, and so recycling these documents is a priority. No one wants this material to end up in a landfill when it could be restored into useful paper … Continued

PCF vs. ECF: Why Chlorine Free Paper Matters

When shopping for paper, you’ve probably noticed two acronyms, both of which are pushed as selling points: PCF and ECF. PCF stands for “processed chlorine free” while ECF stands for “elemental chlorine free.” So, what exactly is the difference between these two terms, and why is it important for your paper to be chlorine free? … Continued

Backyard Composting Made (Relatively) Easy

Green waste from your yard and kitchen accounts for approximately 25% of the material you throw away each week. Composting this material will not only help your community and environment, but can also improve the soil in your flower or vegetable garden. If you’re interested and up for the challenge, there are a few things … Continued

Recycling: Economic and Environmental Benefits

Times are tough both economically and environmentally. With governments, business and households looking for ways to get by on less, it’s hard to imagine an industry that can cut costs, raise revenues, create jobs and protect the environment for future generations. But there is such an industry: recycling. According to a study done by the … Continued

Does It Take More Energy to Produce Recycled Paper?

In spite of the immense amount of scientific research and independent studies showing the economic and environmental benefits of recycled paper, some groups remain critical of paper recycling. One of the claims made by the critics is that it its more energy efficient to produce virgin paper than it is to produce recycled paper.  There … Continued

A Few Ways To Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle this Holiday Season

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving 2011 has come and gone and the holiday season has officially arrived. In the next few weeks most of us will spend significant amounts of time decorating our dwellings with evergreens, lights, and shiny objects as well as exchanging gifts we’ve made or purchased with our beloved family and friends. … Continued