Blue Star Recycling
Innovative Waste Management
The average person generates 4.3 pounds of waste per day. Where does that trash go when it is thrown “away”? There is no such place as “away.” The recycling and waste management industries have drastically evolved over the last five decades with technological and functional advances improving the environmental impact of landfills. However, this has simultaneously caused a significant reduction in the number of landfills available to accommodate an ever-growing waste stream. Innovating waste management is about finding a better way.
Upcycling is the Answer
Reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original
Imagine this design assignment: Design something that makes oxygen, sequesters carbon, fixes nitrogen, distills water, accrues solar energy as fuel, makes complex sugars and food, creates microclimates, changes colors with the seasons and self-replicates. Well, why don’t we knock that down and write on it?William McDonough
In Spring 2017, Blue Star Recycling, LLC will establish collocated recycling and MSW Type IV landfill (C&D) facilities that will contribute to the alleviation of MSW challenges, the creation of local jobs, and offer a positive impact on the environment. With no need to divert intake, BSR will innovate for its customers by addressing the five biggest problems with landfills today: (1) customer service, (2) high minimum charge, (3) poor facility conditions, (4) equipment damage, and (5) hours of operations. And we will focus our own efforts on feeding the upcycle!