Rubicon Global Featured in Reader’s Digest

Rubicon Global’s waste diversion and circular solutions manager Meredith Leahy was recently quoted in Reader’s Digest on the question of whether or not you should crush cans before recycling them. Here’s what she had to say.

Not crushing aluminum cans before recycling them may seem wrong, but keeping them whole is actually better for the environment.

In a single-stream recycling system, consumers place all recyclables—cans, paper, plastic, glass—in one bin. They’ll later be sorted at a municipal facility. Most recycling collection programs are single-stream.

But you shouldn’t crush cans in a single-stream system. That’s because it’s harder for the electrical current which helps separate out aluminum cans at municipal recycling facilities to identify them as cans when they’re crushed.

In addition, factors at recycling facilities can come into play. “The design, age of the facility, and desired targeted commodities all fluctuate, so that can impact aluminum sorting as well,” notes Meredith Leahy, waste diversion and circular solutions manager at Rubicon Global.

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Press Coverage

Rubicon Global Featured on KFSM (CBS) in 6:00pm Slot

Details of Rubicon Global's smart city partnership with the City of Fort Smith, Arkansas were featured on Fort Smith's KFSM (CBS) again today, this time in the 6:00pm slot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BdFLE2tt5I Here's a transcript of the remarks: “New tonight, the City of Fort Smith sanitation department is… Keep Reading...

Rubicon Global Featured on KFSM (CBS)

Details of Rubicon Global's smart city partnership with the City of Fort Smith, Arkansas were featured on Fort Smith's KFSM (CBS) this afternoon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPTvaa6H87o Here's a transcript of the remarks: “The City of Fort Smith is working on testing a smart city solution for residential and… Keep Reading...

Ark. City Tests Telematics on Sanitation Vehicles

The City of Fort Smith, Ark., is testing telematics on its sanitation vehicles to enhance its municipal solid waste, recycling, and yard waste offerings, both in terms of sustainability and customer service. The city will pilot the Rubicon SmartCity platform for six months on its… Keep Reading...

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Speaker Series: Rubicon Global’s Michael Allegretti to Speak at Smart City Expo World Congress

WHO: Michael Allegretti, Chief Strategy Officer at Rubicon Global (Twitter, Blog) WHAT: The smartest run cities are those that anticipate the needs of citizens before they call—pushing governments from being reactive to proactive. With city budgets constantly being squeezed as tax revenues become tighter, cities… Keep Reading...

City of Santa Fe, New Mexico Formally Launches Rubicon’s Smart City Platform

Atlanta, Georgia, and Santa Fe, New Mexico (November 14, 2019) — To celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15, the Environmental Services Division (ESD) for the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is focusing attention on its newly installed RUBICONSmartCity™ platform, and how it can improve… Keep Reading...

Fort Smith, Arkansas Selects Rubicon Global for Smart City Pilot Program

Atlanta, Georgia (November 8, 2019) — Rubicon Global today announced that the City of Fort Smith, Arkansas has selected Rubicon® to formally implement a smart city solution to help improve residential and commercial waste and recycling services across the city. The City of Fort Smith’s… Keep Reading...