Posts Tagged ‘recycling’

Intechra facility earns R2/RIOS certification

by Wally Northway Published: March 9,2011

Tags: computers, hardware, recycling

JACKSON — Intechra, an IT asset disposition services, has achieved the R2/RIOS certification at its Hartford, Conn., processing facility. This certification program combines the Responsible Recycling (R2) practices, facilitated by the Environmental Protection Agency and key stakeholders, with the Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) certification, developed by the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). Companies […] [...]

Entergy, Intechra sign agreement

by Wally Northway Published: April 13,2010

Tags: energy, environment, hardware, recycling, utility

JACKSON — Entergy recently entered into an agreement with the Intechra Group to begin remarketing, redeploying and recycling Entergy’s used electronic equipment in an environmentally-responsible manner. Intechra manages the equipment from pickup through recycling. Useful equipment is either remarketed for sale or redeployed to other organizations, with a zero-landfill policy in effect for equipment that […] [...]

MSU reports on recycling efforts

by Wally Northway Published: January 11,2010

Tags: education, environment, recycling

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University (MSU) officials are reporting that more than 75,000 pounds of material were collected during the university’s fall recycling trial program. The nine-week effort ended Dec. 13. It began with the random assignment of 27 campus buildings to three local recycling companies — Triangle Maintenance, Starkville Recycling and Mississippi Industrial Waste […] [...]

Christmas tree recycling growing trend

by Wally Northway Published: December 15,2009

Tags: agriculture, environment, recycling

Consumers of a decade ago had few disposal options for real Christmas trees, but today they can be recycled into other natural products. “Once a tree has been harvested and the Christmas season is over, the trunk and branches can be used as mulch for gardens, parks or in animal stalls,” said Michael May, who […] [...]

Dart to open first foam recycling center

by Wally Northway Published: December 8,2009

Tags: environment, expansion, recycling

QUITMAN — On Dec. 10 beginning at noon, Dart Container Company will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a foam recycling drop off in Quitman. The site is 197 Harris Avenue. According to Dart, the post-consumer foam recycling drop-off site is the first in the state. Dart said the free drop-off will pioneer a new way […] [...]

Got unwanted electronics at the office?

by Wally Northway Published: November 17,2009

Tags: environment, recycling

JACKSON — The 2009 Business E-Waste Day will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Nov. 20, at the Mississippi Farmers Market in Jackson. Businesses can bring any unwanted electronics. Acceptable items include computers, computer components, desktop copiers, fax machines, radios, televisions, cell phones, desk phones, VCR players, DVD players, electronic games, monitors, keyboards, […] [...]

Central Mississippi leads recycling way for state

by Amy McCullough Published: October 12,2009

Tags: recycling

Central Mississippi towns are modeling recycling efforts for the state. Madison has one of the highest rates of participation, at an estimated 45 percent, while Jackson leads the way with the most comprehensive plan. The City of Madison has approximately 9,000 households participating in its recycling program, said Denson Robinson, director of public works. He […] [...]

Insurance firm launches recycling program

Jackson – Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company has created the Green for Life Recycling Program in an effort to exemplify a community conscious entity through monetary donations, volunteer work and education. “Up to 70 percent of the trash from an office like ours is paper that can be recycled. Recycling not only offers a […] [...]

Insurance firm launches ‘green’ initiative

by Wally Northway Published: September 4,2009

Tags: environment, insurance, recycling

JACKSON — Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company has created the Green for Life Recycling Program in an effort to “exemplify a community-conscious entity through monetary donations, volunteer work and education.” “Up to 70 percent of the trash from an office like ours is paper that can be recycled. Recycling not only offers a money-saving […] [...]

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