Recycling Products & Services

Green Business Standard

Includes ; industrial, business, residential; municipal; pick up, residential and commercial services; textile recycling; manufacturers of containers for recycling

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Restored & Protected Environment

Required

  • Maximum amount of material diverted from landfills and incinerators.
  • Education or resources for customers on importance and methods for recycling, also on what can be recycled.

Preferred

  • Working towards traceability of collected materials throughout lifecycle.
  • Member of recycling advocacy association or involved in public policy advocacy work in support of recycling.
  • Collection containers are made of post-consumer recycled material or pre-consumer recycled material.
  • Transportation and shipping with low GHG emissions.

Social & Economic Justice

Required

  • Takes steps to ensure domestic re-manufacturing of recycled materials.
  • Recycled materials are not shipped overseas for processing.
  • Only recycles electronics with or as a certified E-Steward.
  • Workers receive adequate safety training and exposure to hazardous materials is minimized.

Preferred

  • Reuseable materials donated to local charitable organizations.

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