Office Separation - Zero Waste Box™

DESCRIPTION

Put all of your non-recyclable and non-organic waste that is generated in your office in the Office Separation Box to ensure that all of your office waste is recycled.

 

ACCEPTABLE WASTE

  • Art Supplies
  • Books and Magazines
  • Eye Wear
  • Cleaning Accessories
  • Fabrics and Clothing
  • Interior Home Furnishings
  • Media Storage
  • Office Supplies
  • Paper Packaging
  • Pet Products (Non-Food)
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Plastic Cards
  • Shipping Materials
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    UNACCEPTABLE WASTE

    Please note that we will not accept household hazardous waste such as  pressurized canisters, pesticides, oil based paint or medical sharps, organics, broken glass, bio-medical waste, soiled diapers or expired medication. In addition, we also will not accept any item that is classified as sharps, flammable, reactive, corrosive, ignitable, radioactive, toxic, infectious, or pathogenic.

     

    HOW IT WORKS

    Please choose the size box you'd like to purchase from http://zerowasteboxes.terracycle.com. When you receive your box fill it with the appropriate waste streams. Once your box is full send it back to TerraCycle to be recycled. When we receive it we'll safely recycle all of the collected materials.

     

    PROCESS

    The collected waste is mechanically and hand separated into fibers (like wood and coated paper), fabrics (like cotton), metals, plastics and other materials. The resulting fibers will be hydro-pulped to separate out coatings (like wax and plastics). The separated fiber will be recycled into new paper products, or composted if recycling is not possible. The resulting plastics will be recycled into plastic polymers. The separated fabrics are reused, upcycled or recycled as appropriate. Metals are smelted for steel making. Flexible and rigid plastics undergo extrusion and pelletization to be molded into various recycled plastic products. Other materials, like glass or rubbers, will be recycled as appropriate to that category of waste. Please take note of what is recyclable in your local recycling system when using this program.