Signia promotes sustainability
and a cleaner enviroment
With Earth Day approaching on April 22, 2017, Signia would like to remind you of local recycling efforts available across the country and introduce a new initiative to help you support #Sustainability through decreased waste.
There are several organizations that collect and recycle paper, plastics, glass and batteries. While your local municipalities can provide you with details on how each of those items can be collected for recycling, many items still get overlooked. Signia is happy to announce that beginning
Spring 2017 we will be collecting receivers that would otherwise wind up in landfills.
Next time you have a receiver you have no use for – send it to Signia. We will dispose and recycle to promote sustainability and decrease pressure on the environment.
Here are some Do’s and Don’ts when recycling receivers:
- Save 8-10 receivers you would otherwise discard and place them in a box with the label that Signia will provide.
- Next time you have a shipment on its way to Signia, simply add the box to the UPS package.
- Do not send in one receiver at a time.
- Do not send in the receiver box until you have an existing package on its way to Signia. Simply add the receiver box to the UPS package.
Here are other sustainability reminders
Did you know?
Recycling options vary by region – but you can find out more from your local municipality about the options that are available for you and your customer. You can also help your patients recycle by promoting any local programs that are available.
Most hearing aid batteries contain zinc and other metals that can be harmful to the environment.
Most paper trash can be recycled into new paper – including office paper, newspapers, junk mail, magazines, cereal boxes, snack boxes and more.
About 63% or 45 million tons of paper is recycled annually.
Most bottles, jars, jugs and tubs can be recycled.
Plastic bottles are shred into flakes and used as filling in sleeping bags, fleece jackets, carpets and insulation.
The one item that is virtually infinitely recyclable also makes up a large component of household waste due to its weight and density.
Every metric ton of glass recycled saves nearly 700 pounds of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.
Always check with your local municipality for the recycling guidelines in your area.