In a competitive marketplace, businesses and individuals can leverage Pennsylvania Circular Merchant to exchange a variety of used materials. Opting to re-use and recycle materials helps cut costs and reduce waste—benefits we can all stand behind.
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Also known as e-scrap or e-waste, electronics scrap includes discarded electrical or electronic devices, such as computers, televisions, cell phones. Many components of e-scrap can easily be re-used, re-purposed or recycled.
Glass bottles and jars are 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without any loss in purity or quality. Over a ton of natural resources are saved for every ton of glass recycled.
Compost is organic material, like food scraps and yard waste, that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Composting enriches soil, suppresses plant diseases and pests, and reduces the need for chemical fertilizer. it also encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material.
Recycling or reusing paper and cardboard saves space in landfills for trash that cannot be recycled. Making recycled paper pulp, compared to generating pulp from trees and other plants to make new paper products, consumes less energy and water. Recycling paper preserves trees and forests. Every ton of recycled paper saves about 17 trees.
HDPE (milk jugs) and PET (water/soda bottles) are the most commonly recycled plastics. Production using recycled plastics uses 84% less energy than virgin material. For every ton of recycled plastic containers around 1 ton of oil is saved.