OK, so we are patting ourselves on the back, tooting our own horn and bragging…a bit. We are very proud of our latest accomplishment! AbundaTrade.com is one of 8 companies in South Carolina to receive the 2011 S.C. Smart Business Recycling Program ‘Outstanding Waste Reduction & Recycling Program’ Award!
Our vision at AbundaTrade.com has always lent itself to recycling efforts. In our first two years AbundaTrade repaired and recirculated over 100 tons of movies, music, video games, and books. Rather than taking up space in closets, garages, or landfills, these unwanted items provided cash for our trade in customers. By practicing reCommerce, we return these items to the market and reduce the need for raw materials to produce new items.
Combine that with simple things we do everyday like using reusuable cups, silverware and food containers rather than disposable cups and plates and recycling paper, plastic, cardboard, glass and cans at work. We also buy refurbished rather than new computers for our company and recycle ink and toner cartridges and batteries. We reuse cardboard boxes and paper for scrap paper and note pads. We also reuse packing materials like packing peanuts, newspaper and bubble wrap that we receive in packages to pack items we ship out to customers.
Starting in early 2010, through cooperation with our local Whole Foods Market in Mount Pleasant and with the Preserve “Gimme 5” program, we began recycling #5 plastics. Commonly used for yogurt cups and similar containers, AbundaTrade acquires large quantities of #5 plastics in the form of used DVD and video game cases.
If you have a business located in South Carolina and would like to report your company’s recycling efforts and potentially be named a winner next year, click here.
Even if you do not own a business, it only takes a moment each day to incorporate simple steps to reduce, reuse and recycle whether on the job or at home! As corny as it sounds, together we really can make a difference!