10 04, 2019

Killer Plastic Bags


We don’t want to sound dramatic, but plastic bags can be killer – to our equipment, for starters. In our blog about plastic bags, we talked about how deadly plastic bags are to recycling equipment, and the process of making sure good recyclables aren’t contaminated. “The bags wrap around machinery [...]

Killer Plastic Bags2019-03-08T23:43:15+00:00
8 03, 2019

All Plastics are not Created Equal


Not all Containers can be recycled We all want to help the environment by recycling. But we have to recycle right. Putting non-recyclables into the trash cost us twice. First to pick up and sort. Second to transport and dispose of. The bad news is, not all plastic containers can [...]

All Plastics are not Created Equal2019-03-08T23:42:08+00:00
16 02, 2019

The Plastic Bottle Lifecycle


Do you know where the plastic water bottle in your hand came from? What about after you toss it into your recycling bin? From conception to rebirth, your water bottle goes through many processes. Looking at the plastic bottle, it may be interesting to note the bottle started in a [...]

The Plastic Bottle Lifecycle2019-01-28T23:00:43+00:00
28 01, 2019

The Ever-Growing Damage of Plastic Bags


Plastic is recyclable, right?  The answer is no, not all plastics are created equal.  Plastic bags, especially. “Plastic bags can be destructive, ruin equipment and eat into operation hours because they are so damaging,” said Joe Benedetto, president of Recycling & Disposable Solutions (RDS). “The bags wrap around machinery and [...]

The Ever-Growing Damage of Plastic Bags2019-01-28T22:54:10+00:00
13 12, 2018

Holiday Recycling


Recycling the holiday wrapping papers and packaging Deck the halls and the walls! The season of gift giving and receiving is here. While this brings joy to many, it also brings a lot of potential waste. Gift wrap, bags, boxes, packing peanuts, plastic, cardboard tubes, bubble wrap, and tissue paper [...]

Holiday Recycling2018-12-17T04:59:22+00:00
12 11, 2018

Celebrating with a Green Thanksgiving


5 Tips to Incorporate the Three Rs in Your Festivities When planning your Thanksgiving events this year, remember the three R’s:  Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Making a few small changes and planning ahead can make a big difference in how much waste is produced per family. Then, we can all [...]

Celebrating with a Green Thanksgiving2018-11-12T16:22:59+00:00
10 10, 2018

Make it a Recycled Halloween


The pumpkins are waiting on the stoop by dimly lit candles and the candy has been collected with sorting underway. In the wake of Halloween night, besides smiles and stomach aches, there’s a whole lot of trash left behind. Trash can come in the form of wilting pumpkins, candy wrappers [...]

Make it a Recycled Halloween2018-10-15T19:43:53+00:00
5 09, 2018

Recycling and Back-to-School


It's that time of year again - time for packing lunches, practicing handwriting, and many other joys that come along with going back-to-school.  We all know that recycling is good for our planet and it is our responsibility to teach our children the importance of being good stewards of the [...]

Recycling and Back-to-School2018-09-10T00:41:53+00:00
1 08, 2018

Women in Recycling: Sarah Dennis


RDS is making strides changing stereotypes August 1, 2018. . .Portsmouth, VA - Sarah Dennis is into trash – specifically recyclable materials people throw out in their recycling bins. As the Inside Sales Manager, Environmental Compliance Manager and Human Resources Representative for RDS Recycling, Dennis wears many hats. She has [...]

Women in Recycling: Sarah Dennis2018-07-26T16:25:10+00:00
25 07, 2018

RDS teams up for Clean the Bay Day


RDS team members joined City of Portsmouth Waste Management division for annual Clean the Bay Day. Recently, RDS team members participated in the 30th Annual Clean the Bay Day.   Clean the Bay Day is a day where thousands of volunteers come together to remove litter from the Chesapeake Bay rivers, [...]

RDS teams up for Clean the Bay Day2018-07-25T18:18:26+00:00