All posts tagged: Sustainability

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Wavering Market Leads to Blurry Future for Automotive Recyclers

A new article entitled “Automotive recycling market volatile” (linked to here) from the American Recycler highlights the worrisome trend and cautious approach that companies and investors are taking with the automotive recycling market.  Currently experiencing one of the worst economic periods in decades, industry experts believe 2017 will be better though still unlikely to be

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Tesla Effect: Lithium to Lift Commodities

Lithium to Benefit Aluminum, Copper Today, battery-powered vehicles represent only 2% of the consumer market, with lithium demand for batteries at about 175,000 tons annually. Manufacturers including Tesla, Chevrolet, and Nissan have plans to expand production significantly over the next five years, requiring more lithium, which is concentrated in a handful of locations in Chile,

United Recyclers Group 2016 Conference

Our General Manager Kelly and Marlayna are at the 2016 United Recyclers Group Conference in San Antonio, Texas. URG is a well known and established company. It was founded by three auto recyclers in 1995. Our mission is to lead the industry in providing superior products and services tailored to the operational needs of automotive

Earth Day 2016 #DirtySockChallenge

Today we decided to do something fun for Earth Day. We saw a challenge online called the Dirty Sock Challenge so we decided to test it out. How the #DirtySockChallenge works is: Have a new white sock. Place it on the tailpipe of your vehicle. Start your vehicle and let it run for one minute.

Mercedes-Benz for National Public Radio.

This week’s featured car donation is a 1970 Mercedes Benz 300SEL donated to National Public Radio. This car is a very rare model with an interesting history.  The Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 is a luxury sedan built from 1968 to 1972. When released it was the fastest four-door vehicle of its time with a 6.3-litre M100

Porsche Boxster for American Cancer Society

A 1999 Porsche Boxster with only 23,553 miles was just donated to the American Cancer Society by John and Ann in California. They purchased the Porsche in 1999, they were the original owners, and it was garaged for most of that time. When asked why they chose the American Cancer Society, John responded, “My Wife

Success at AFP 2016

Thanks to all those who visited us at the Association of Fundraising Professionals 2016 Conference! We’re excited to continue the conversation following AFP, and to celebrate returning over $100 million to our charity partners. This year offered an exciting opportunity to prominently feature the UNICEF Civil Society program at our AFP booth. Visitors were able

EAT LOCAL, EAT FRESH

Three words to describe the company’s EAT LOCAL, EAT FRESH program: Tasty…Variety…Healthy. YES! I discovered that carrots come in many colors with subtle taste differences. And, YES! I rediscovered I do not like beets. It was a fun idea. We never knew what would show up on the table. ‘Best of Show’: Kristine’s shark/boat!!! Stephanie

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The Newport Experience

Every once in a while, you’ve got to change things up.  Get face-to-face with an experience outside your norm.  We did that…all of us…last night on a company-hosted sunset sail aboard the beautiful Schooner Aurora, a 101′ sailboat out of Newport, Rhode Island. Staff from all departments along with their guests filled the boat donning novelty