We here at Candles 4 Less recognize the concern for our earth and its natural resources. That is why we want to encourage our customers to recycle your candle wax and containers as 99% of our products and packaging materials can be recycled. To recycle glass candle holders heat them in an oven or microwave to discard or reuse wax remnants. When you’re ready to restock with brilliant new Candles, Holders and Accessories, visit us again at candles4less.com. Let’s all do our part to appreciate this beautiful world we live in and remember to recycle.
Here is some useful information about Recycling. You can find detailed information at www.earth911.org
Recycling is the process of taking a product at the end of its useful life and using all or part of it to make another product. The internationally recognized symbol for recycling includes three arrows moving in a triangle. Each arrow represents a different part of the recycling process, from collection to re-manufacture to resale. Recycling reduces our waste sent to landfills, and making new products out of recycled ones reduces the amount of energy needed in production.
The U.S. EPA estimates that 75 percent of our waste is recyclable, which goes well beyond what you toss in your recycling bin at home or at school. Recycling serves two key purposes:
- It keeps valuable material such as aluminum and paper out of landfills, so this material can be reused in other forms and not wasted.
- It prevents hazardous materials and chemicals such as lead and mercury from ending up in landfills, which can contaminate soil and leach into our drinking water
Because of the second purpose, it’s important to recycle lots of products, including those that you might not initially think of recycling. This includes batteries, electronics, motor oil, paint and any product that has “Caution” or “Warning” on the label.
How to Start a Recycling Program
There are a few key elements to starting any recycling program for a business, a school, an organization or just in your home.
- Decide what to recycle—Evaluate how much space you have to sort and store materials and what items you tend to go through on a regular basis, such as plastic bottles.
- Find a vendor—Check with your local recycling center, municipality and waste hauler to find out what kind of materials are accepted in your area. The green Earth911 recycling locator at the top of the page can help.
- Decide on storage—Washable plastic bins or trash cans are the best to use to store your recycling. Be sure to rinse out the containers that held food to avoid critters.
- Educate participants—If items are put in the wrong containers, it means more work for you and could mean materials might not be recycled.
- Label bins—Print up a sheet of special instructions, such as: remove caps, stomp on containers, break down cardboard boxes, bundle newspapers, etc.
- Maintain and monitor—Keep the storage bins clean and dry and make sure materials don’t pile up. A clean recycling area encourages other to keep it clean and uncluttered as well.
- Reward good behavior—Praise your participants and share any monetary rewards from dropping off materials.
Earth911’s Business site has more detailed guidelines specific to starting an office recycling program.