BARC’s Holiday Sustainability Guide December is an incredible time of year, with all the magic in the air and holiday cheer. It can be easy to get caught up in the fun of it all and forget about the holiday season’s negative impact on our environment. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, more than one million […]
October 2, 2023 // Fun Facts
What is Make A Difference Day? National Make a Difference Day is an annual celebration focused on giving back to the community that is celebrated on the fourth Saturday in October. It is one of the country’s largest national days of community services, an opportunity to show support to local non-profit organizations, volunteer at community […]
Frequently Asked Questions About Recycling Becoming a recycling pro is a process, especially since there are many ways to recycle things you no longer need or want. Luckily, we’ve answered many of the same questions over the years and have decided to make a handy guide for all our recycling enthusiasts. Whether you’ve recycled your […]
In 2022, our dedicated team of passionate recycling enthusiasts embarked on a mission to divert dangerous and potentially valuable materials from landfills. Although it is hard work in an ever-changing landscape, we never shy away from a challenge. BARC is always determined to find a solution for every hard-to-recycle item by working together to make […]
With the holiday season in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gifts for your friends and family, festive holiday parties, and a list of realistic resolutions for the new year. Unfortunately, although this is the merriest time of the year, the environmental impact of the holiday season is not so merry. […]
July 7, 2022 // Fun Facts
Here in Michigan, summer means boating on the great lakes, having backyard BBQs with friends, soaking up the sun in a beach chair, or enjoying a picnic at a breathtaking state park. However, these super fun summer activities can take a toll on the planet by adding unnecessary pollution and waste to the ecosystem. With large crowds heading to our beaches, lakes, and parks this time of year, it is a great time to learn how to have a sustainable summer. Below, we will provide BARC’s top eco-friendly tips and swaps so you can make your summer more sustainable!
We usually start by deconstructing items destined for the landfill into their material components that can be used to manufacture new goods in downstream markets. If you have ever wondered what happens to the things you recycle at BARC, this blog will go into detail on how we process specific items!
When looking for a second location to grow our mission inspiring an environmentally conscious culture in Northern Michigan, the charming town of Kaleva stood out to the BARC team. In this blog, we are going to discuss all the reasons we love our community here in Kaleva and talk about our new role as Manistee County Recycling Program Manager!
Looking Back On 2021 Looking back on this year, BARC has been working hard to make sure recyclable materials are kept out of landfills. BARC is a great resource for home and business recycling. We also offer other recycling services, from electronics to mattress and refrigerator/freezer recycling, to more out-of-the-box services like deconstruction, composting, and […]
December 1, 2021 // Fun Facts
Tis the season! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the BARC family! This season at a glance is already shaping up to be very different versus years past. Today we are going to put a spotlight on the importance of repurpose shopping for the holidays. Christmas and Holiday shopping is […]
BARC’s Monthly Goals This month we are focusing on “Leaving No Trace”. With summer activities planned and adventuring outdoors in the beautiful weather, BARC wants to equipped our readers to be conscientious of our surroundings and treat the Earth well. We have lots of resources available to allow all of us to make a change […]
Happy Earth month BARC friends! With Earth Day approaching, we wanted to highlight an incredible local company, Inhabitect, and the work they do with green roofs. Let’s dive into benefits of these eco-friendly roofs and find out what BARC is up to in the future with Inhabitect. What are some benefits of green roofs? They […]