Comprenew announces expansion into Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 04-03-2018 under NONPROFITS

Comprenew is pleased to announce a significant expansion into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin, which will provide proper electronics recycling services to people in those communities. This geographic expansion builds on the...

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Your old printer, copier, scanner or fax machine may also put your data at risk

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 02-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

Most people know that personal computers, tablets and mobile phones store personal data – data which can be retrieved if it is not erased or destroyed. But did you know that your peripheral devices – printers, etc. – also store...

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How can we celebrate the legacy and mission of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 01-12-2018 under NONPROFITS

On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a historic speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. King drew inspiration from both his Christian faith and the nonviolent philosophy of Hindu activist Mahatma Gandhi....

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Electronics Recycling & Data Security

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 10-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

What is Data Security? Generally in the electronic recycling industry, when we use the term “data security” we are referring to the protection of data contained in devices with memory (such as computer hard drives, smart phones, printers...

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"Free" CRT recycling is not free

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 10-02-2017 under NONPROFITS

Remember the old, heavy TV or computer monitor from our childhood? Those older units used Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) technology to project the on-screen image. Today, most of us use a monitor or TV that uses newer flat-screen technology, yet many people...

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Recycling Grand Rapids - changes and challenges

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 04-21-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

For residents of Grand Rapids, it’s become commonplace; the sight of the yellow and blue single stream recycling bins lining the city streets. It’s a testament to just how far recycling has become accepted. Something that was...

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Downtown bars work toward sustainability with zero waste initiative

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 03-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

“We rely on our environment to supply and support every single thing we do. Without a healthy environment, everything suffers,” says Autumn Sands, sustainability coordinator of BarFly Ventures and recent recipient of the Woman of Hope...

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Multiple locations available city wide to recycle Christmas trees

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-13-2015 under NEWS

Residents can drop off last year's Christmas trees at four area locations where they will be collected and recycled. From 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily through January 26 the following locations will be available for drop off: Riverside Park (north...

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Kent County's Garbage Tour Educates and Informs

by (Rachael_O)

Submitted 11-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

In homes all across the city, families leave trash bins at the curb, trusting that their piles of trash will be taken away. Few people think of the process or effort exerted in transporting their trash, including sorting it, beyond the garbage or...

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Tree Huggers grocery to close doors this Sunday

by (emccarty)

Submitted 09-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Tree Huggers will close its doors this Sunday, September 8, culminating in a farewell party that starts at 6 p.m. The decision was announced on Facebook last week by owner Angela Topp. "This has been hands down the best...

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