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16 02, 2019

The Plastic Bottle Lifecycle

2019-01-28T23:00:43+00:00

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

2019-01-28T22:54:10+00:00

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

2018-12-17T04:59:22+00:00

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

2018-11-12T16:22:59+00:00

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

2018-10-15T19:43:53+00:00

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

2018-09-10T00:41:53+00:00

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

2018-07-26T16:25:10+00:00

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

2018-07-25T18:18:26+00:00

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
9 07, 2018

City of Roanoke Recycling Information

2018-07-09T20:27:13+00:00

Our partners in Roanoke are helping us get the word out about recycling.  As we've reported, the recycling world is changing and cracking down on the non-recyclable products that end up in the blue bins.  Here's a quick graphic of a postcard put out recently by the City of Roanoke.  [...]

City of Roanoke Recycling Information2018-07-09T20:27:13+00:00
4 04, 2018

The world of recycling has changed and here’s what you need to know about it

2018-06-18T15:39:27+00:00

May 15, 2018 ROANOAKE, VA – To recycle or not recycle – that is the question. And, it’s a loaded question. It’s not as easy as you think and some of the things people are throwing in their blue bins are contributing to tons of recyclables being rejected, and [...]

The world of recycling has changed and here’s what you need to know about it2018-06-18T15:39:27+00:00