GoalZero Recycling Blog

Teaching and Modeling Good Decisions by Recycling

By Ethan Beute | July 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Teaching and Modeling Good Decisions by Recycling
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“We are aiming to become the best school district in America and you just can’t do that without recycling and modeling this important process for students, families, and staff,” says Christine O’Brien, Public Information Officer for Harrison School District 2 in Colorado Springs. Formed in 1874, Harrison School District Two (HSD2) serves 11,000 students in […]

Free Public Recycling Drop-Off at GOALZERO

By Ethan Beute | July 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Free Public Recycling Drop-Off at GOALZERO
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Good news! If you have recyclable materials, but … You don’t know what to do with them Your trash service doesn’t recycle all your recyclable materials Your trash service doesn’t offer recycling Your trash service makes recycling too expensive for you Your free public recycling spot has closed GOALZERO Recycling identified a clear community need, […]

Business Recycling: A Clear Need

By Ethan Beute | July 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Business Recycling: A Clear Need
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“We signed up for GOALZERO Recycling as soon as we moved into the store,” says Jon-Michael Horst, President and CEO of The Cooks Marketplace. “As we brought in merchandize by the pallets, it was clear we needed a recycling program for the boxes and packaging.” Open since December 2, 2016, on the northwest side of […]

Zero Waste: Creating Inputs for Your Business’s Outputs

By Ethan Beute | June 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Zero Waste: Creating Inputs for Your Business’s Outputs
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One of the most beautiful things about nature is that there’s zero waste. There’s an input for every output. What one process or system sends out, another takes in. Reuse and recycling are the natural order. Human processes, by comparison, are inefficient. And we can do better. The goal is zero. For another way to […]

Recycling: An Opportunity to Give Back to the Community

By Ethan Beute | May 6, 2017 | Comments Off on Recycling: An Opportunity to Give Back to the Community
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More than 80,000 square feet of warehouse. More than $5,000,000 in inventory. It’s no surprise that Blazer Electric Supply goes through literally tons of cardboard, plastic, and pallets! But part of “The Blazer Way,” the unique approach of doing business and serving customers that’s the foundation of their company culture, includes recycling. Ken Doerdelmann is […]

The Origin and Benefits of Triple Bottom Line Business Thinking

By Ethan Beute | April 14, 2017 | Comments Off on The Origin and Benefits of Triple Bottom Line Business Thinking
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  What is the “triple bottom line?” When you connect with members of the GOALZERO Recycling team, you’ll likely hear about the triple bottom line. About doing business for the benefit of people, planet, and profit. Accounting for social, environmental, and financial performance. So, what is the triple bottom line? What is the origin of […]

Saving Space and Saving Money by Recycling

By Ethan Beute | April 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Saving Space and Saving Money by Recycling
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“It makes sense to recycle.”

Here at GOALZERO Recycling, we agree with Jim Hendren, owner of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Colorado Springs. Jim was kind enough to tell us more about his business and about why recycling makes sense for his company.