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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
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When the time comes to recycle wastes, EasyPak™ mail-in containers can save time and hassle with features like prepaid return shipping and automatic reordering. Learn more » EasyPak™ online features

EasyPak™ Tools: Certificates of Recycling

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
One of the best things about EasyPak™ is its unique suite of online tools that make managing a facility recycling program simple and efficient. Facility managers can track container status, measure recycling progress, automate container reordering, and more, all from one centralized online account.

The Certificates of Recycling tool enables EasyPak users to access certificates online, 24/7, demonstrating materials that have been recycled. The certificates can be used to support "green" marketing initiatives and make proving compliance with recycling regulations fast and convenient.

Another EasyPak feature that saves facility managers time and effort is the Sustainable Program. After any full EasyPak™ container enrolled in the program is shipped and processed, a replacement container is automatically reordered and sent to the facility, minimizing paperwork and ensuring that a facility always has recycling containers on-hand. How it works » EasyPak™ Sustainable Program

Improper Lamp Disposal Doesn't Pay

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
While not worrying about how spent fluorescent lamps are stored and labeled—or even throwing them away—can seem easier and cheaper than recycling them, it actually doesn't pay. In fact, improper lamp disposal can end up costing a facility in fines and negative PR, plus time spent on paperwork and corrective action.

The National Energy Technology Laboratory in Albany, Oregon recently discovered this when it received a $1,500 fine for improperly sealing containers of universal waste lamps and failure to properly label a hazardous waste container, according to this article from the Albany Democrat-Herald.

The violations were found during an unannounced July 2011 inspection by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.'s EasyPak™ mail-in containers make it convenient and efficient to stay compliant with recycling regulations. After recycling lamps with EasyPak, an online Certificate of Recycling is issued, making it simple to prove compliance. Learn more » EasyPak mail-in containers