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Dear Suppliers: Prepare Shipments to China with Increased Care (i.e. Vigilance)

Cranes load ship at Port of Oakland

Dear Current and Future Customers: Thanks so very much for your ongoing business. We need you to be in the loop and fully understand the current situation for recyclables in China. The Chinese government has set new standards for imports to China and their inspectors are in place as of March 1st. Their inspection of…

Cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Even though this journalist did not mention us, Green Planet 21 IS the recycling company that is working with The Ocean Cleanup. Environmental company to clean ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ from Alameda

Loaning Balers for Hurricane Relief

In South East Texas, we hope to help companies that need help handling scrap paper, cardboard, or ruined goods. Green Planet 21 can loan baling equipment where there is adequate electrical power and adequate volumes. Watch this video to learn more. Read about balers and compactors below. The volume of your scrap recyclables will determine…

Choose Sustainable Recycling Practices for a Booming Reno/Sparks

Green Planet 21 has been working in Reno/Sparks since 1999. Having grown into the need for a larger location, we are building our third facility on Byars Lane in Sparks, NV. Cindy Felton and Scott Graves, with a combined 22 years in the sustainability world, work with Green Planet 21 in Nevada to provide recycling…

China Plans to Cut Plastic Scrap Imports

Over 100 blue PET water bottles in a stack.

As we collect, bale, and transport old corrugated containers (OCC), office paper, many types of packaging, wrappings, and strappings, Green Planet 21 will continue to partner with our clients to ensure that we maximize recycling and the value of scrap materials with persistent vigor. We expect that China will continue to buy our high quality,…

Product Destruction: Kawaii Pop Culture Textiles Shredded

Photo of shredded textiles in bales for shipping.

Our much admired Joe Martinson knew of a company with a product destruction problem. Joe asked Grey Weaver to solve it. The problem had some extra parameters for product destruction. Company “X” works internationally to design, license, produce, and market products focusing on the kawaii segment of Japanese popular culture. They were storing 32,402 garments…

Sustainable Recycling for Marijuana Packaging

13 five pound bags of pot

In November 2016, California voters passed Proposition 64, which legalizes the recreational use of marijuana for adults over 21 in California. This change rolls out in January of 2018, posing a challenge for the California legislature, which must scramble to plan how to regulate this $7 billion industry before then. While there are many important…

Community Recycling with Clausen House

Together with Clausen House, we worked with Charles Wright towards  some collaborative community service. Charles is the Maintenance Supervisor at Clausen House. He loaded up his vehicle with several boxes of office paper and old cardboard containers (OCC) and brown paper protective packaging. Charles dropped it all off in a matter of minutes and even earned a few dollars…

Use Durable U.S. Made Balers for Recycling

Green Planet 21 offers durable, pre-owned U.S. manufactured balers for rent or purchase. Our balers are reconditioned and fully warrantied. When boxes and other protective packaging accumulate as refuse in your store or factory, it becomes imperative to handle and remove the scrap as efficiently as possible. With a vertical baler, the recyclable material can…

Multiple Options for Product Destruction in Salt Lake City

In Salt Lake City, customers use our product destruction service over and over again. We’ve been doing a lot of these toothpaste tubes for the past 3 weeks. Here is what that looks like: For destruction, our plant in Salt Lake City is one of our most advanced facilities. We have several equipment options with…