Month: January 2023

A banana peel and apple core going into a cement bad. A shovel and cement pile are in front.

January 31st, 2023

Can Concrete Be Sustainable? New Technology Could Pave the Way

The EPA has been preaching about the benefits of composting for years now. Given that an overwhelming amount of food is wasted every day, recycling food waste is a necessary alternative to tossing it in the garbage. Not to mention, composting has a better environmental impact and reduces greenhouse gas […]

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Large open top dumpster over a blue background with red x's inside. a green checkmark is in front. the zters logo is in the bottom right corner.

January 27th, 2023

Throwing Out 6 Myths About Dumpster Rentals

Renting a dumpster can be a great way to streamline whatever project you’re planning to tackle. However, there are many myths and misconceptions about rental dumpsters that may be holding homeowners back from taking advantage of this time and money saving solution. If you’re on the fence about dumpster rentals, […]

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Graphic of clipboard that says OSHA with checklist, construction vest, and hard hat over blue background with outline of construction site.

January 18th, 2023

What are OSHA Construction Standards?

Established in 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, transformed American workplaces for the better. (The federal agency has a rich history worth checking out.) OSHA creates and enforces regulations meant to protect workers across industries. The four groups of OSHA standards include: General Industry, Construction, Maritime, and […]

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Graphic of the bottom half of the earth topped with trees and buildings over a blue background. Drawing of author Angela and ZTERS logo in bottom corners.

January 11th, 2023

Ask Angela: What Are Easy Ways to Reduce my Carbon Footprint?

Hi Angela, one of my New Year’s resolutions is to be more sustainable. What are some ways that I can easily reduce my carbon footprint and become more eco-friendly? This is a great question! It’s always good to embrace new ways to help the planet. To put it briefly, your […]

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Beige storage container with door and window in front of blue background with storage containers and clouds

January 6th, 2023

5 Things to Know About Storage Container Homes and Offices

Shipping container homes have been trending in the home design world since the 2010s, and it’s easy to see why. Using storage containers to build a home or office can be much faster than traditional construction, and there are many ways to customize a storage container. When you’re designing a […]

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