Sustainable Businesses

Running your business in a sustainable manner isn't just good for the planet — it's good for your bottom line. Learn best practices for sustainability in your business operations, and find out how to build a business around recycling, organic food, and other environmental causes.
Scrap Metal Prices for Europe as of 2019
The Basics of Metal Recycling
Recycling copper
The Facts on Copper Recycling
Ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals
Commercial airplane on runway.
How Airplanes Are Recycled
Lead batteries
The Amazing Story of Lead Recycling
Copper recycling
Copper Recycling Provides Key Environmental and Economic Benefits
Pile of scrap cars prior to being recycled. England, UK July 2009
Auto Recycling Trends, Opportunities and Challenges
Derelict automobiles stacked in a scrap yard.
Car Recycling Facts and Figures
Cans compressed into a cube at a scrap metal recycling facility.
Scrap Metal Recyclers Downsize, Battle Through Tough Market
An Overview of Auto Recycling
Places to Find Scrap Metal
Stack of papers
Introduction to Paper Recycling
An Introduction to Plastic Recycling and the Plastic Recycling Process
Hands holding shredded paper
Paper Shredding as a Small Business Opportunity
Recycle Cans in an office
How to Reduce Office Waste
Paper Recycling Facts and Figures
PET bottles
An Introduction to PET Recycling
Soft plastic that could be recycled
How to Improve Your Shrink Wrap Recycling Program
One hundred bill in a box
EPS Can Be Recycled
Man sorting through plastics in a recycling facility
Plastic Recycling Facts and Figures
Polypropylene Recycling - An Introduction
Man carrying an armload of cardboard to the recycling bin.
Recycling Old Corrugated Cardboard (OCC)
Plastic grocery bags
Do Plastic Bag Bans Make Sense?
a person working on a computer motherboard
Learn About Electronics Waste Recycling Business Opportunities
A huge pile of CRT monitors
Scrapping CRT Monitors
Man in a workshop disassembling a desktop computer to retrieve its metals
Scrapping Desktop Computers
Man showing another man a piece of computer hardware
Learn More About E-Waste Recycling With These Facts and Figures
Hand operating paper shredder to recycle paper
The Definition of Shredders in Recycling and Waste Management
Free pallets are available. Be sure to ask first.
Where to Find Free Pallets for Hobbyists and Pallet Recyclers
Where to Get Reclaimed Lumber
Save Money by Picking up Free Recycled Wood
A pry bar against a stack of pallets
The Machinery and Tools Needed for Pallet Recycling
pallet recycling equipment,pallet disassembly,pallet dismantling,pallet stripper
The Best Pallet Dismantling Tools and Machinery
Large mound of used pallets in a dump
Misinformation Abounds About the Safety of Reusing Wood Pallets
reclaimed wooden planks
What's the True Importance of Wood Recycling in C&D Management?
Vast stacks of pallets
Ways to Dispose of Unwanted Wood Pallets
Mountain of wood pallets to be crushed in to mulch
Wood Pallet Recycling - Business Perspective
Popular pallet sizes
Collecting Pallets for Recycling
Full frame shot of stacks of empty pallets
What Happens to Used Wood Pallets?
A man measuring and checking planks of wood for re-use and recycling in a reclaimed lumber workshop
What Is Reclaimed Lumber, What Are the Benefits, and How to Find It
Reclaimed wood providers create important niche
ISPM-15 Helps to Deter the Spread of Non-Native Pests
Wooden granules
A List of Equipment Vendors for Pellet Manufacturing
An overview of pallet colors, stamps and markings. What do they mean?
Single-Stream Recycling Offers Benefits, Creates Challenges
Steps Towards Zero Waste in Your Business
kid recycling
What Do Recycling Symbols Mean?
Crowdfunding Websites and Best Practices for Green Businesses
Office trash can
The Art of Choosing the Right Trash Can
Waste management worker positions green bin on the automatic dumper at the back of truck.
What Is a Waste Transfer Station?
Man cleaning a windshield
Windshield Recycling Programs Offered
Materials recovery facility
What Is a Materials Recovery Facility?
Zero Landfill an Important Component of Zero Solid Waste
Brewery worker carrying barrel
What Is Reusable Packaging?
Which is Better: Single Stream or Dual Stream Recycling?
trucks lined up with beds filled with scrap metal
Learn How to Be a Scrap Metal Vendor Who Buys and Sells Scrap Metal
Abandoned Iron In Field
Find Free Scrap Metal on Craigslist Despite the Competition
Woman sorting recyclables into separate bins.
How Recyclebank Motivates People to Recycle
a group of young people putting close in a box
Learn How I: CO Helps the Fashion Industry Close the Loop on Recycling