CRI Industrial Recycling Blog

An Introduction to Composite Materials

You’ve probably heard the term “composite” in any number of situations but when it comes to manufacturing or industrial purposes, you may have asked yourself, “what are composite materials?” In an effort to shy away from the heavy technical terms […]

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What Do You Want to Know About Titanium?

At Consolidated Resources, Inc., we believe that the more knowledge our current customers and future customers have regarding the materials that they recycle the better. Much of the recycling problems that we are experiencing today stem from a population that […]

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Surprising Aluminum Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Aluminum is one of the most abundant metals and because of this factor, the price is much lower than similar materials. Based on simple economic principles, when a price is low, there isn’t much benefit seeking alternative sources of supply. […]

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Does Recycling Help the Economy?

As the world’s population increases at an exponential rate, the amount of waste that is produced increases at an alarming rate as well. Americans represent roughly 5% of the world’s population yet we produce nearly 30% of the world’s waste. […]

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3 R’s of the Waste Reduction Hierarchy

As the world’s population increases at an exponential rate, the human footprint that is made on our planet is shocking. In America alone, more than 250 million tons of trash is produced, yearly. Try and conceptualize just how much that […]

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E-Waste Recycling has Never Been More Important than Now

In the world today, one of the biggest challenges we face is solving the ever-increasing problem of human-made waste. Each year, Americans throw away over 250 million tons of trash and only recycle, roughly, one-third of it. When looking at […]

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3 Great Benefits of Recycling Aluminum

When it comes to the most abundant metal found naturally on Earth, there is only one clear answer: aluminum. Putting that into perspective, the amount of aluminum makes up about 8% of the Earth’s land mass, which makes it extremely […]

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13 Things You Can’t Recycle

While taking care of the planet has always been important, as of the last 10 or so years the environment and our impact on it has been in the mainstream. Climate change, pollution, carbon footprint, greenhouse gases and many others […]

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What is Commercial Waste?

What is Commercial Waste? In the waste and recycling industry, there are two commonly referred to types of waste: domestic and commercial. We as Americans are, unfortunately, experts at creating all types of waste and that can be blamed on a variety […]

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5 Most Important Materials to Recycle

With limited natural resources and an abundant consumer demand for products, it makes sense to recycle what we have already been given. Why? It’s cost efficient, it helps us steward the environment, and it’s relatively simple to do. A Fresh […]

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