The Story of Electronics

Axion Installs Plastic Rail Road Bridge

120 Ton Locomotive successfully crosses Axion's RSC RR BridgeHow’s this for applying recycled plastics in the real world? Axion International says a Virginia bridge was built using 100% recycled plastic. This one sounds a little stronger than the LEGO version we have at home.

The bridges, designed by Parsons Brinckerhoff, utilize Axion’s patented Recycled Structural Composite (“RSC”) a thermoplastic solution consisting of nearly 100% recycled post-consumer and industrial plastic. Initial field test results confirm design criteria requirements.

Cintas Corporation’s Paper Shredding Program Eclipses Earth Day Goals

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I’d like to see more of these types of shredding programs from Cintas Corporation.

Not only are they instrumental in protecting our privacy, they have the capability of being a community catalyst for sustainable practices. The education element alone could open the eyes of many a skeptic.

Take a look at these figures:

Cintas Corporation today announced it exceeded its goal of shredding 400 tons of paper in April by +55% percent, shredding a total of 618 tons of material through sponsored community shred events. Through these Cintas-powered events, the total amount of recycled material saved 10,506 trees, 1,854 cubic yards of landfill space, 2,427,000 kilowatts of energy, 1,236 barrels of oil and 4,326,000 gallons of water.

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When we get to Austin, I’d like to get Cintas to sponsor a similar effort for some of the businesses around our neighborhood in Zilker. I bet there’s plenty of companies that would also donate used electronics or office equipment to combat eWaste abuse.

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