Quarterly Newsletter            April 2013 
Recycle Tip:  
Bring your own beverage container to work for reuse, instead of using disposal cups. 

Means Being a Good Steward of the Earth


Recycling uses less energy and produces less pollution than making things from scratch.


Throwing things away is a waste of the energy and the resources taken to make the product. Reducing the number of things that need to be thrown away, reduces the amount of materials which have to be quarried and mined.


For example:

  • Making aluminum cans from old ones uses one twelfth of the energy to make them from raw materials.
  • For glass bottles, 315,000 grams of CO2 is saved per ton of glass recycled after taking into account the transportation and processing
  • Making bags from recycled polythene takes one third the Sulfur Dioxide and half the Nitrous Oxide, than making them from scratch.
Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Event:

Do you or your tenants have some e-waste piling up in your building?  If so, please contact us to schedule a pick-up or an event for your tenants at no cost to you.
(Please note: minimum weight requirement must be met)

Waste Audit:

Are you looking to begin the LEED certification process?  DC Environmental offers comprehensive, LEED compliant waste audits as an added service to help you achieve the numerous LEED prerequisites and credits related to waste management and diversion.  Contact us to schedule a waste audit.
(Cost details upon request)


What is Meant by "Carbon Footprint"?


Carbon footprint is an estimate of the climate change of an activity - such as making a product, living a lifestyle or managing a building.


Typically, carbon footprint is calculated by estimating the CO2 emissions that a particular activity causes, as well as any emissions of other greenhouse gases (i.e., methane and nitrous oxide). For simplicity, all these impacts are added together and expressed as a single number in terms of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e): the amount of CO2 that would create the same amount of warming.


Carbon emissions are known to be a major cause of climate change. The fact that global warming exists and that humans are contributing to it doesn't mean we have to just sit back and accept the consequences. Measuring and reducing your emissions can reduce your impact on the environment and help reduce the effects of global warming.


The visual (top right) is EcoMotion's Emission Time Bomb representing what one ton of carbon dioxide looks like.  


= metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent
Services DC Environmental Provides
  • Waste Stream Management
  • Recycling
  • E-Cycling (Electronic Waste Recycling)
  • LEED Compliant Waste Audits
  • Recycling Reports 
  • Additional Services:
    • Document Destruction
    • Temporary Roll Off Services
    • Seasonal Services
    • Universal Waste Recycling Program
    • Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling
    • Single-Point-of-Contact Local, National, and International Account Management
    • "Share the Success" Programs - to help publicize client sustainability successes
    • Compactor Monitoring

Data Security Solutions with Electronics Recycling

DC Environmental utilizes an electronics waste recycling service provider who
understands the risk of data theft and undertakes a wide range of data erasing, sanitation and destruction services for government, military and law enforcement authorities and has extensive experience in this field. Either on-site or after secure transport to one of their asset management facilities, this provider eradicates proprietary information embedded in the drives and further processes the assets for reuse or recycling.

What you gain:
  • Data Protection Services
  • Witnessed Destruction
  • Ultimate Security
  • Certificates of Recycling and Destruction 


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