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Creating a Cleaner Community

Creating a Cleaner Community

One of the biggest misconceptions one can have is that their decisions (and the accompanying consequences) exist in a vacuum. Being a part of a family, a community, or a company means that we are always representing those things that we are a part of, and all the good...
Cleaning Up Our Act: Following the Litter Laws

Cleaning Up Our Act: Following the Litter Laws

Perhaps Smokey the Bear said it best with his environmental motto, “only you can prevent forest fires.” The message was simple, yet illuminating. There, in the woods outside town, or among the desert shrubbery, or even in the overgrown thickets behind your home, the...
The World Without Us: If Waste Lost Its Management

The World Without Us: If Waste Lost Its Management

The prospect of our earth suddenly becoming “liberated” from the influence of humans has long been a conceit of popular fiction and sociopolitical academia. Truly, there is no shortage of books, films, graphic novels, or YouTube videos detailing not only what would...
The Science of Decomposition

The Science of Decomposition

It is an incontrovertible fact that nothing in life is immutable; time catches up to us all. Given enough days, months, or years, every object on earth will eventually lose its structure and be returned to its atomic state — just a clump of cells returned to the earth...
How to Fight Food Waste

How to Fight Food Waste

We can take simple steps to help reduce food waste in our daily lives. With some thoughtful planning and awareness, we can make a difference. In the United States, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that 31% of food produced is wasted. That...
How Waste is Disposed of Around the World

How Waste is Disposed of Around the World

Waste disposal has come a long way over the years. Have you ever heard the phrase, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater,” and wondered what that means? We have the answer to that and more as we take a look at how waste is disposed of around the world, and how...
Littering and Its Effects

Littering and Its Effects

There is a theory currently making the rounds in various intellectual circles about the existence of something called “mob mentality” in a community. At its most basic level, the theory can be described as the threshold within each individual of withholding against...
The Facts About Biodegradation

The Facts About Biodegradation

It’s likely that we’ve all heard this common refrain whenever someone wants to downplay the act of littering, “don’t worry; it’s biodegradable.” While we can appreciate the basic concept of biodegradation﹘being that an object is made of materials that will eventually...
Our Values and the Blue Box Guarantee

Our Values and the Blue Box Guarantee

The great business educator Jim Collins wrote that “visionary companies [are] guided more by a core ideology﹘core values and a sense of purpose beyond just making money…A deeply held core ideology gives a company both a strong sense of identity and a thread of...
A Spotlight on Henderson, Nevada

A Spotlight on Henderson, Nevada

The city of Henderson is one of Western Elite’s major areas of operation for dumpster rentals and waste disposal. Located only a few miles from Las Vegas, Henderson has been one of the country’s premier industrial centers for bespoke materials. Thanks to its role in...